Thursday, May 20, 2010

Madonna of the Harpies...

... harpies? Can some one tell me why this piece is called that?


Andrea del Sarto, c. 1517
Galleria degli Uffizi

4 comments:

The Zapman said...

http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/a/andrea/sarto/1/harpies.html

It's because of the harpies carved on the pedestal.

The Crescat said...

huh. I never noticed them.

PaxetBonum said...

The draftsmanship and anatomy seem to reflect the influence of Michelangelo.

Mark Scott Abeln said...

It is a triumph over evil.