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  • Petrus Christus, A Goldsmith in his Shop

    By February 11, 2018

    Petrus Christus (c. 1410/1420 – 1475/1476) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges from 1444, where, along with Hans Memling, he became the leading painter after the death of Jan van Eyck. He was influenced by van...

  • The World Of Animals Created By Hans Hoffmann In 16th Century

    By January 20, 2018

    Hans Hoffmann was a 16th-century German painter and draftsman. He was an artist on the Rudolph II‘s court (the one who loved arts and was probably mad) and a leading representative of the Dürer Renaissance, specialised in watercolor...

  • Titian, Sacred and Profane Love

    By December 10, 2017

    Sacred and Profane Love is mysterious an oil painting by Titian, probably painted in 1514, early in his career. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council of Ten...

  • Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men

    By December 9, 2017

    The reason is: at the time, philosophers thought that Christ was born like a “perfectly formed and unchanged” man, aka he came out looking like a fully grown-up. Luckily everything stopped thanks to Renaissance.    

  • Power, Victory, Glory and Death: Titian’s Art in Venice

    By December 7, 2017

    Titian Vecellio was the most famous painter of the Venetian Renaissance. Even during his lifetime the artist has been acclaimed as the greatest painter of his age and achieved great financial success, so that his paintings could be...

  • I Modi: History of Erotic Art (NSFW)

    By November 10, 2017

    Have you ever heard of I Modi (The Positions)? Also known as The Sixteen Pleasures or under the Latin title De omnibus Veneris Schematibus, is a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of...

  • Spot The Rug: Ottoman Carpets In Renaissance Paintings

    By November 8, 2017

    Art history has always been inseparable from international trade exchanges and mingling of nations and cultures. Manuscripts, works of art, decorative objects, jewellery, household items…. They all crossed borders and always had an impact on the place of arrival (although not...

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