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Elise Dodeles

Dragons are falling from the sky

In early January of 2016 I saw a wonderful exhibition of paintings and drawings at the Frick Collection in New York. The exhibit was Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance workshop in action and the beautiful book with the same title is where I found some tragically prescient drawings by the master, one of which I have included in this post. I have been working on the painting based off of these drawings for a few weeks, on and off, and with much stumbling. But it seems to be coming together.

Dodeles_Elise_This_world_is_killing_Mar31_2020_oil_3 ft x 5 ft

Drawing by Andrea del Sarto, red chalk & black chalk, p. 107 of Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action by Julian Brooks with Denise Allen and Xavier F. Salomon, J. Paul Getty Museum, LA, publisher
Drawing by Andrea del Sarto, red chalk & black chalk, p. 107 of Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action by Julian Brooks with Denise Allen and Xavier F. Salomon, J. Paul Getty Museum, LA, publisher