Italian painter and draughtsman Giuliano Bugiardini was born in Florence on 29 January 1475. He received his artistic training in the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio and also drew inspiration from Raphael, Franciabigio, Michelangelo, Fra Bartolommeo and his partner Mariotto Albertinelli, with whom Bugiardini collaborated in the first decade of the sixteenth century. Bugiardini joined the artist’s Compagnia di S. Luca in 1503, a testament to his place in the artistic world of early cinquecento Florence. Giorgio Vasari lists Bugiardini among the painters who went to Rome in 1508 to help Michelangelo (another Ghirlandaio student) with the Sistine Ceiling project, though, according to the author, they were almost immediately sent home. Bugiardini continued to have a successful career in Florence, working also in Bologna in the 1520s. He died in his hometown on 17 February 1554.

Bugiardini’s well-preserved altarpiece, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was possibly commissioned by Bindo Altoviti. Typical of High Renaissance painting, Bugiardini creates a believable space infused with light, showing the influence of Raphael and Fra Bartolommeo. Like Raphael, Bugiardini kept busy creating religious works and portraits.

The frame is the original one and was probably designed by the architect/woodworker Baccio d’Agnolo and painted by Andrea di Cosimo Feltrini. On the base of the pilasters are the arms of the Altoviti family.

Reference: ”Bugiardini, Giuliano.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T012127.

Adam and Eve, oil on canvas, ca. 1520. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Edward Fowles, 1971

Virgin and St Mary Magadelene with St John the Baptist, tempera and gold on wood, ca. 1510–15. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fletcher Fund, 1930; photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Leonardo de’ Ginori, oil on panel, c. 1528. Washington, National Gallery of Art, Widener Collection, 1942.9.36.

Portrait of a Young Woman, oil on canvas, c. 1525. Washington, National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1939.1.31.

Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist, oil with traces of tempera, originally on panel, 1510/1512. Kansas City, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 68-10.

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Gosh every time that I watch this clip I just wanna hug Mikey as tightly as possible. He finally decides to go back out to the Lair, but he’s still self-conscious so he tries to hide under a pizza box. It fails and Raph immediately starts teasing him again. It’s not to be mean, Raph does this all the time and on a normal day Mikey may pout, but otherwise doens’t seem to care. But this is something that is really upsetting him, but Raph isn’t paying that any mind at all and goes along making fun of him like he would normally.

Raph however stops when Splinter steps in and reminds him of what everyone topside would think of him if they saw him. That’s a hard reminder that even without the acne, the guys will be judged for their looks simply because they aren’t human. Remember what Mikey’s main problem was in “New Friend, Old Enemy”? How due to being a mutant no one would want to be friends with him? How Bradford taunted him about this when he bound him? Splinter’s words likely reminded Raph of that and make him realize that his taunting really is hurting Mikey because he’s so self-conscious over such a thing. He apologizes and genuinely feels bad for it and he doesn’t make fun of him again for the whole episode. Thank you development!

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Could you give your opinion on how protective Leo and Raph are of their friends and loved ones? How are they similar and different with their approaches?

Nonnie, what a wonderful ask! These two are insanely protective of their family and loved ones. Their main difference is how they chose to protect them and what comes with it.

Leo: Cold. Internal. Carries great love and affection but shows it sporadically, on in private and during special, special occasions. He can nag because he’s a mom, but he doesn’t get overbearing unless the situation calls for it. When he’s made his mind, it’s 99.999% impossible to sway him otherwise. He doesn’t tail his friend/loved one when they’re going out, but he’d call them from beginning to end, ensuring they’ve made it to point A to point B. He will trail them if he feels the need to, and it’s going to take some work to make him feel he doesn’t have to. He’d be a gentleman over and over, but there’s this slight distance from, unlike his brothers. So any precious, cherished moment happens between closed doors. 

And most importantly? Letting go. Leo can let go. It’s a terrible, painful choice, and he’ll make it. He’ll take the hard path when he has to, despite everything, and he’ll live with his choice, reassured he made the right one. Leo’s able of making hard choices, not just letting go but other things that may require great sacrifice on any side-making sure the family is safe/intact. 

Raph: Hot. External. He wears his emotions on his sleeve. It’s easy to guess how Raph’s feeling at the moment, but what is the second problem, it’s pulling teeth when trying to get him to confront his emotions properly (I think he and Leo have that in common). Like Leo precious acts of intimacy happen behind closed doors, but Raph, unlike Leo, is open to traditional public displays of affection. He isn’t a nagger; he’ll watch silently until he can’t anymore and will burst in emotion about how worried he is. Depending on the reaction, he’ll other break in tears or in anger, usually the latter. He cares too much and too strongly, and the thing about him is that he’s got a huge Hero complex. Leo wants to protect family; Raph wants to protect family and innocents. He’s the type to follow a friend making sure they’re home safely, and yes, he’ll swing it in his nightly routine. Raph’s the hang guy; he’ll joke, play around to an extent. Chilling with Raph is much easier than Leo.

Raph can’t let go. He’ll never let go, and crazily enough, won’t give up. He can’t make the hard choice immediately, and will only reluctantly, with great pain, do so much later when it’s nearly too late or sometimes too late. His decision will haunt him for the rest of his life. With his emotion, he’d try to interfere in their lives, but would stumble over himself, is less clear than Leo. His emotions overpower him, when he’s trying to convey them, and sometimes he can’t get his feelings across. He’d watch them from the shadows, forever vigilant, although he’s the one trying not be emotional. 

They feel deeply, and will protect what is theirs. Their love is absolute; their protection is endless. But where one will maintain their sight, the other will be blinded.

Lucifer: Oh, he’s still in the cage alright.

Michael: Do not think you can gain reinforcement against me so easily! I spared Adam Milligan’s soul and sent it to Heaven as I claimed his body as my own. I made a promise to not leave my vessels as tattered as Raphael, Gabriel, and most importantly you! I may be currently residing in his body, but he is safe and with his mother.

Raphael: I resent that remark.

Gabriel: Actually, I do too! Well…I do less because this car was previously driven by a Norse god before I Hotwired it, but that is beside the point!


Be quick and light, like the wind
Raid the enemy, like fire
Be irremovable, like a mountain 山
Be still, like the forest

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