Thursday, August 05, 2010

Seeking the ‘Eye’ for Art

Richard L. Feigen and Laurence Kanter are particularly eager to train the eyes of visitors with a comparison of two works that are displayed side by side, both from the 14th-century Florentine studio of Bernardo Daddi: Daddi’s “St. John the Evangelist,” from about 1337, and “St. Benedict” of the same period, which Mr. Kanter has attributed to Orcagna, who briefly worked in Daddi’s studio. “It’s a lesson in hard looking,” Mr. Kanter said. “Once you can tell these pictures are by different painters, even thought they are a pair, it opens you up to so many different things.” Both saints have a beatific aura, but Benedict’s beard, robes and book are more subtly, realistically rendered. -TED LOOS

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