More classicist fall-out from the dissertation...
It looks like someone had a better go at copying the Triumphs of Caesar than I did (here, a few weeks ago). Here are woodcuts by Jacopo da Strasbourg, from Martindale's book on the subject.
For a while after handing the essay in, a few weeks ago, I wanted to banish all thoughts of Renaissance Art. Now I'm seeing the effects of the study entering my art work: Roman historians; the muses; sights of the classical world... I'm playing at being the kind of classical fantasist that Mantegna surpassed in his time, through diligent study of real sources, not inherited ideas. I don't mind starting here: it's a fun world to illustrate and to bring lively detail into.
Here is a rhyme, quoted in Baxandall's "Painting And Experience", that pinpoints the value of insight and research, and sums up a good portion of my dissertation, along with being dashed poetic.