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Antonello da Messina 

 

A portrait of a man - circa 1475

 

The National Portrait Gallery is just beside the National Gallery but there are a few good portraits, busts that catch my eye in this National Gallery, London.

 

One in particular is this italian portrait of a man done by Antonello da Messina.

 

I hope that you enjoy it and marvel especially at the texture it conveys a strong feeling towards those pertinent eyes that gaze at us.

 

We normally consider portraits done on a canvas but this was painted on wood and the technique applied to produce this masterpiece is indeed  marvellous even to this day.

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