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  • 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...

  • El Greco: the Grandfather of Expressionism

    By October 19, 2017

    The Guide to the Prado describes El Greco as a “philosopher, as an intellectual and as a sensitive and idiosyncratic artist.” It is these qualities, inherent in his individual style, that makes him the direct ancestor to modern...

  • Painting Of The Week – Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

    By October 15, 2017

    “Salvador Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci – this week it was on everyone’s lips. All because it is back on the market. Christie’s announced this week that will be sold on auction on November 15th and before that will...

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