Calumny of Apelles – Botticelli’s Final PaintingMay 24, 2018
Botticelli’s final painting with a mythological subject is based on a lost painting by an ancient Greek painter Apelles. He ventured to paint a work according to a description provided by Lucian in his “Dialogues”. Although Botticelli was...
The Mystery Of Mantegna TarocchiApril 23, 2018
The Mantegna Tarocchi, also known as the Tarocchi Cards, Tarocchi in the style of Mantegna, is a double series of 50 instructional engravings each. The sets are known as the E-series Tarocchi Cards and the S-series Tarocchi Cards....
Painting of the Week: Portrait of A Man in Red Chalk (aka Leonardo da Vinci)April 15, 2018
Hello, it’s me, I was wondering if after all these years (exactly 566 today) you’d like to meet… I guess it’s a cult portrait by now, probably almost everyone knows my face. It’s kind of awkward, though, that...
15 Facts About Sistine Chapel You Need To KnowMarch 6, 2018
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous art places in the world – all because of being the place where a new pope is selected and because of the magnificent frescos by Michelangelo that decorate the...
Petrus Christus, A Goldsmith in his ShopFebruary 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 CenturyJanuary 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 LoveDecember 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...
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