Art History Goose

Ask/Request   My Other Blogs   Goose-Approved Artblogs   Art History Resources   

Art history ruminations from a waterfowl. Honk honk.

I am writing a paper on court dwarfs in art so I figured I’d share some of my research. What we have here is Archduchess Isabella and her attendant dwarf, Magdalena Ruiz. Philip II refers to Ruiz in a letter written to his daughters, “I do not think Magdalena is so angry with me, but she has been sick for some days, and has taken a laxative and remains in a very bad mood. Yesterday she came here and looked very spiritless, and thin and old and deaf and half-senile. I think it is all from drinking…

~

Alonso Sánchez Coello

Portrait of Isabel Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz, c.1586

— 1 year ago with 251 notes
#art history  #baroque  #16th century  #painting  #portraiture  #spanish  #dwarfs  #art 
  1. netelroos reblogged this from 8888888888888888888888
  2. chickenlesshead reblogged this from 8888888888888888888888
  3. moneyminds reblogged this from 8888888888888888888888
  4. p-o-u-f-i-a-s-s-e reblogged this from 8888888888888888888888
  5. 8888888888888888888888 reblogged this from 50watts and added:
    alonso sanchez coello - portrait of isabel clara eugenia and magdalena ruiz, her attendant dwarf, ca. 1586
  6. yumruk reblogged this from 50watts and added:
    maymun yiyelim, ete para vermeyelim by goethe
  7. rashoumon1974 reblogged this from nataliakoptseva
  8. surmars reblogged this from arthistorygoose
  9. spumeux reblogged this from rhaegartargaryen
  10. knockturnul reblogged this from rhaegartargaryen
  11. officerofmonkeyproblems reblogged this from what-a-lovely-shroud
  12. what-a-lovely-shroud reblogged this from rhaegartargaryen
  13. procastino reblogged this from demise
  14. demise reblogged this from rhaegartargaryen and added:
    lmao
  15. gannapysar reblogged this from rhaegartargaryen and added:
    Alonso Sánchez Coello, Portrait of Isabel Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz, ca. 1586.
  16. primarkjacobs reblogged this from rhaegartargaryen
  17. theletterkilleth reblogged this from rhaegartargaryen
  18. rhaegartargaryen reblogged this from nataliakoptseva