{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 6634, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/6634", "Disp_Access_No" : "1949.64", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 1508", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1503", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1513", "Disp_Title" : "Portrait of a Man", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Vincenzo di Biagio Catena", "Sort_Artist" : "Catena, Vincenzo di Biagio", "Disp_Dimen" : "12 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (32.4 x 26 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "12 3/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "10 1/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "panel", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on panel", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Vicenzo Catena was active a generation after Hans Memling, the Northern Renaissance artist who inspired Kehinde Wiley’s contemporary portrait nearby. Despite a difference of 500 years in the creation of Catena’s and Wiley’s portraits, the similarities are striking. Both are three-quarter profiles of young men of their day, set in a distant landscape. The sitters are linked not by social status but by their stillness and intensity of gaze, and by their immediate relationship to the viewer. Catena’s patrons were primarily members of the aristocratic and wealthy classes of Venice, Italy, of which the sitter for "Portrait of a Young Man" was certainly a member. The portrait’s aesthetic appeal derives from the simple, crisp composition; high level of craftsmanship; strong characterization of the sitter; and fluid use of brilliant and contrasting oil glazes. 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A parapet that separates performer from spectator links imaginary and actual space; dramatic lighting, naturalistic details and richly saturated colors all merge to intensify the viewer’s visual experience. The meaning of Two Musicians leaves much to the imagination. The two figures here could suggest a contrast between naïve youth and experienced age; the violin and the lute both refer to ideas of balance and harmony. Concert scenes sometimes symbolize the sense of hearing or the idea of harmony and love. Whatever the interpretation, these paintings of concerts were, like the music they represent, extremely popular with their public during the Baroque period. As a young man, Strozzi entered a monastery where he painted religious subjects. After his father’s death, he was allowed to leave the monastery to support his mother; he refused, though, to return after she died and was forced to flee his native Genoa. In 1631, he settled in Venice, where he became a Roman Catholic prelate, or church official. He enjoyed continuous success as a painter for the rest of his life. [Gallery label text] ", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Italian", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Per catalogue raisonne, one of eighteen versions of this scene.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/53.8_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/53.8_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/53.8_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/53.8_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "15969", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }