I was browsing through some art sites for inspiration for this week’s show when I came across an odd sight. A portrait of a man holding a statuette with his family. It seemed strange to me right now in the moment but I am sure it held great meaning for the man as well as his family.
We have photographs we tote through life with us that will mean nothing to our great grandchildren’s great grandchildren. So I am curious about this sculpture. Who is the family, the sculpture, the subject of the sculpture?
It is a portrait of Arrigo Licinio and His Family painted by Bernardino Licinio. Arrigo is Barnardino's brother and also a painter. The man holding the statue may be Giulio Licinio Arrigo's son.
Bernardo also created a self-portrait in a workshop surrounded by his pupils holding sculptures. It is believed one of the young sculptors is Giulio Licinio his nephew.
Mystery solved... maybe.
This week enjoy Man Holds Man.