Author archives: Phil Punton

  • Supper at Emmaus Caravaggio

  • In the collection of Marchese Patrizi by 1624 and possibly commissioned by him, references by Caravaggio's early biographers Giulio Mancini and Giovanni Bellori suggest it was painted in the few months after May 1606 when the artist was in hiding on the estates of Prince Marzio Colonna following th[...]
  • The Entombment of Christ

  • Caravaggio  The Entombment of Christ, is considered one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces, was commissioned by Girolamo Vittrice for his family chapel in S. Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova) in Rome. In 1797 it was included in the group of works transferred to Paris in execution of the[...]
  • Judith Beheading Holofernes

  • The dying man is Holofernes, an enemy of the Israelites in the Old Testament, and the young woman beheading him is Judith, his divinely appointed assassin. Yet at the same time he is also an Italian painter called Agostino Tassi, while the woman with the sword is Artemisia Gentileschi, The paint[...]
  • Its almost time for Santa

  • Santa is coming What a lucky Photographer I am.  This is the second year that I have received that special call telling me that I have been selected to take a very special set of Father Christmas photographs when meets the very best of the best children.  This is all about providing mrs Claus wi[...]
  • Bride and Groom riding horses on the beach

  • When I covered Michael and Tara's wedding the sun was shining and everything was going so well.   However, one of the ideas that sadly did not come together on the day was the involvement of their two beautiful black horses.  The plan was to have them bring Tara to the front of the venue in a beauti[...]