A Thousand Words
The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah
by Carlo Dolci
by Mary Elizabeth Podles
Carlo Dolci? Isn't he the father of holy card art? Sappy Madonnas and weepy saints? I thought this was a serious column . . .
Poor Carlo Dolci. Though his paintings were highly prized (and priced) among the Medici and the connoisseurs of seventeenth-century Florence, the taste for them in later years has largely vanished. Recent exhibitions and new scholarship, however, have begun to spark appreciation for Dolci as an able artist and an eloquent spokesman for the doctrinal a . . .