Monday, January 25, 2010

Giorgio Ghisi's Allegory

(1561) often referred to as The Dream of Raphael or even the Melancholy of Michelangelo. This image has no official title and is surrounded by a fair amount of obscurity but what remains clear is that it is a richly engraved allegory of life. One of the Latin texts urges the observer to face evils boldly rather then surrendering to them.
From the Online Archive of California