A small laser-cut cardboard modello for a larger oil painting after Adoration of the Magi, Francesco Bassano, 1568.
oil on laser-cut cardboard 13 x 18″
Copy of his father’s work. The son transforms each expression into its pleasing counterpart, even the dog’s. Joseph’s smile becomes sober contemplation, the virgin’s downcast face from complacent becomes contented, the Christ sleepy, rather than hungry.