Monday, 8 March 2010

Portrait of a Child Holding a Drawing


By Giovanni Caroto, ca 1515. I love this. It shows that children's drawings 500 years ago were not too different than children's drawings now, and gives the picture a touch of the completely contemporary. Not that it's a child's drawing in the picture. It's a painting of a child's drawing which is a completely different thing altogether.

Read about it in The Independent's Great Works.

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