08 Nov 2010

The Reincarnation of Great Masters

Two recent entries, Manet's Croquet at Boulogne on the website and his Copy of Tintoretto's Self-Portrait posted on this blog, have both discussed the feeling, quite common among great artists, that they are reincarnations of one another. I see it all the time in the paintings themselves (eg....

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05 Nov 2010

Manet as Tintoretto

A large number of Manet's early copies after other masters are either self-portraits or depictions of other artists. Art is often the apparent subject. One of his copies is Tintoretto's Self-Portrait (above), of which Carol Armstrong, a Manet specialist, has made this very interesting...

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