Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Interesting Sofonisba Anguissola painting

1559; Bernardino Campi Painting Sofonisba Anguissola; Sofonisba Anguissola; Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena

This is a self portrait of Sofonisba.  She's painting Campi painting her...could that be why she seems to have TWO left hands?  She seems to be painting herself through him.


  1. I never noticed that before! (The hand thing, that is...) Every time I've looked at that portrait, it was for shoulder treatments/partlet ideas; that teaches me to be so myopic!

  2. I didn't even see the two handed thing until I magnified the picture. That is a very cool and interesting painting. I love that it's by a woman (in a man's profession at least at the time) and shows not only amazing talent, but also intelligence and a sense of humor.