Thursday, February 12, 2009

A handsome artist from the Renaissance

What a handsome and interesting man from the Renaissance, the artist Bernardino di Betto, known as "Pintoricchio" ( 1452-1513)! In this picture his self-portrait that you may visit in the town of Spello (Perugia), Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.

Pintoricchio and Perugino, famous Renaissance artists from the region of Umbria, were the artists who inspired the rebirth of ceramics of Deruta at the turn of the 19th century. 

On February 14th I want to go to Spello and see this portrait close enough to enjoy the beauty of a Renaissance art example.