That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    Simon de Covello is a tough judge.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    My word, it goes over the bridge, and almost around the building!

  3. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, over 2 years ago

    I hear the Venetian judge was blind.

  4. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @margueritem

    1495 early Renaissance the concept of proportions and dimensions was in its infancy

  5. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    this was one of the first paintings to use single point perspective. missed it by that much ||

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Is this the line for the Avengers movie?

  7. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    @chireef

    Have you read Orhan Pamuk’s My Name Is Red? A major part of the plot of that book revolved around the deliberate lack of perspective in Islamic paintings and their comparison to European painting.

  8. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I wonder if the people living over the archway listened in on gossip…or complained about the foot-traffic noise.
    (With thick stone walls, probably neither one).

  9. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 2 years ago

    The queue for the toilets at the first Venetian Blues Festival.

  10. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, over 2 years ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Explains a lot.

  11. Glass Hole

    Glass Hole GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This line is certainly long for that water ride, at the amusement park.!

  12. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Enlarged image available from here (if you click the image there, other, perhaps bigger, enlargements are available).

    This is a detail image of the larger The Ambassadors Return to the English Court painting described here. It is one of 9 The Stories from the Life of St Ursula (main page, follow the links to see all 9, plus detail images, and descriptions — the i in the Info column) paintings (her Wikipedia page) by this artist, which are also described in its Wikipedia page (which points to this different coloration, click-to-enlarge image), and various online collections, some of which have their own colorations in addition to a few detail images. His Wikipedia page and collection.

    All 9 reside at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, Italy. Perhaps if you visit there, you can see the complete first painting, without the perfectly squared-off, white rectangle at its base, that seems to be present in all the online images — this commercial website makes it look like some framed empty canvas is blocking the painting at that point. The online gallery at its current-location just has this painting (with no description) from the series, not that one.

    So far, 3 works by this artist have appeared in Mr. Melcher’s blog.

  13. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    @pcolli

    I thought that’s what the canals were for.

  14. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    In medieval/renaissance times, it would be weird to judge someone by their talent alone. What their class/status or political influence is was most important.

  15. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 2 years ago

    …I’ve got a sinking feeling about this.

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