I mean, how'd they get so fashionable anyway?
My favorite art history professor in college lovingly referred to Renaissance halos as "dinner plates," due to their stiff and literal appearance........
Prior to the Renaissance, artists were less interested in the illusion of reality and more concerned with the content and symbolism of their work. The size of each element in the image related to its importance, rather than it's placement in a space.
The gilded dinner plates were meant to indicate the prominent holy figures in the composition.
Here's an example of a gathering of extremely benevolent people. Can u handle it?:
Baby angel dance party in the sky:
For those days when you feel you want to express your subtle, blessed aura:
D'oh! Way to keep a low profile, Jesus!:
The reason for St. Martin's chronic neck problems:
Just in time for Autumn, brown halos!:
Rainbow wings and calculated perspective- I love this guy:
Giotto, God bless him. His solution for a crowded table of apostles is precious.
"So.....umm..Bartholomew, your halo makes a better door than a window":
Okay, so now the guys in the front row don't even GET a halo:
What about Botticelli? He wouldn't stoop to such a simple visual trick would he?
Definitely not Leonardo Da Vinci then! He was too busy perfecting chiaroscuro and inventing helicopters...........Good God!:
One of these apostles is doin' his own thang....hint: eternal damnation:
Lovely Lie, "Photoshop".
I've been a good girl, Baby Jesus.