Thursday, August 21, 2008

Di Sotto In Su


Andrea Mantegna. Ceiling fresco, diameter 8' 9". 1465-74. Camera Pieta, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua.
Di Sotto In Su: Italian phrase that refers to the idea of looking up from below. A type of illusionism in painting, achieved by means of sharp foreshortening, in which the figures and architecture seem to be high above and receding from the spectator.

3 comments:

E. Floyd said...

I have been following your blog for awhile, thank you for creating such a wonderful blog full of fun and helpful vocabulary and art pop culture items.

artslice said...

Thank you for such kind words and comments, e. floyd! I really enjoy searching my art books for what I may post in the coming days. It helps me keep in touch with what I love and otherwise wouldn't be discussing very often.

Your paintings are lovely, I don't know how you 'daily painters' keep up!

Cheers to you,
Brenda

E. Floyd said...

Hi Brenda,

It is great that you do find time to investigate and post the art terms you do.

Also, I qualify my daily paintings with an (almost) because life has a way of making the daily commitment a standard only a saint could accomplish :)

Thanks, E. Floyd