Portrait of Carlo Cirelli (1915)
"There is something rich, sensuous and rosy about
The sensualized representations of Corinth is another matter all together, first noted by Mike Keeley. But that's another story altogether, perhaps the subject of a future post.
The Archaeological Institute of America is having its annual meetings in Philadelphia this year. I urge all participants to escape the sterile conference environment (unless they are staying at the PSFS building next door), visit the Museum and contemplate one of the most beautiful De Chirico portraits in an American collection. What lies in store for the visitor is one of the most erotic depictions of a male hand in the history of painting. Having Ferrara's (and Corinth's) summer imageries in mind will add to the portrait its due amount of heat.