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a street artist in Florence, Italy
September 20, 2015

“La Fornarina on Pavement”

A street artist re-creates Raphael’s “La Fornarina,” or “Portrait of a Young Woman,” in chalk on the sidewalks of Florence, a common canvas for serious and whimsical nods to the Italian masters. Margherita Luti, depicted in the portrait, was a baker’s daughter from Trastevere and mistress of the Renaissance painter. The original work is housed in Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica.

Butuzov’s photo was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Dmitry Butuzov, National Geographic Your Shot

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