January 2011

Happy New Year

THIS LOVELY 15TH CENTURY PANEL is part of the famed Cycle of the Months, one of the most intriguing and rare secular pictorial cycles of the Middle Ages. The snowball fight here celebrates the month of January.  It is in the collection of the Castello del Buoncastiglio, Trent, the largest and most important architectural complex of the alpine region of Italy (the Trentino Alto Adige). The Cycle is in the Torre Aquila section of the complex, for those lucky few of you heading off to Italy over vacation. Continue Reading