Drew Young - A Moment
Oils and collage on salvaged board
Lombard artist Cesare da Sesto died on this day in 1523 in Milan. Born in the town of Sesto Calende in 1477, Cesare was one of the most accomplished followers of Leonardo da Vinci, whom he met in Milan and whose innovations with naturalism and sfumato he spread on his travels south to Rome, where he worked with Baldassare Peruzzi and Raphael, and beyond to Naples and Sicily.
Reference: Andrea Bayer. “Cesare da Sesto.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.<http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T015605>.
The Virgin and Child with the Lamb, ca. 1515, oil on panel. Milan: Museo Poldi Pezzoli, inv. 1617.
The Swooning Virgin Supported by Three Holy Women and Three Studies of Men (recto); Saint George and the Dragon (verso), pen and brown ink over red chalk. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 86.GA.1
Holy Family with St. Catherine, ca. 1515-20, oil on canvas. St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum.
The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist and an Angel, pen and brown ink over red chalk. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Gift of Harold K. Hochschild, 1940.
Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French photographer born in France. He grew up in Paris suburbs until he moved abroad in 2008. Originally dedicated to visual art, his interest in photography started to prevail after his arrival in Hong Kong. Living in the heart of Kowloon since 2009, he directly felt bond to this place unique for its density and vibrancy. His first attempt of recording his new home took the form of the project Vertical Horizon released in 2012 as a photo book. It has been featured in major publications in UK, France, Spain, USA, China and Hong Kong. The photo book has been then reprinted as a second edition in 2014. Romain is currently working on his newer photography projects focused on Hong Kong and the several aspects of its unmatched urban development.
© All images courtesy of the artist