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Portrait of an old man with a grandson - Domenico Ghirlandaio. 62x46
IN "Portrait of an old man with a grandson"whose identities remained unknown, Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494), a painter of the Early Renaissance, a representative of the Florentine school, strove for a realistic and truthful depiction of his models. Touching is the image of a little boy with golden curls breaking out from under a red cap, clinging to his grandfather in the hope of finding either protection or the answer to some kind of tormenting question. The artist did not flatter the old-grandfather. He portrayed his ugly face without embellishment, but the look turned to the child, full of love and tenderness, gives its appearance spirituality. In the open window you can see the "ideal landscape" characteristic of Renaissance painting: a valley with a river ribbon, hills and rocks towering in the distance. The relations of the heroes are just as beautiful and harmonious as nature is beautiful and peaceful.
"Portrait of an Old Man with a Grandson" entered the Louvre in 1886.