Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Face of Fortune - Black & White

Artist Unknown, 16th Century Italian
Inspired by Petrarch (1304 –1374) Remedies for Fortune Fair and Foul a self-help book which remained popular for hundreds of years. Fortune is shown as woman with a face half white half black. Petrarch saw fortune or luck being either good or bad, too much of either was not good, one should strive for a balance seeing them as equal.