Let It Be: The Annunciation In Medieval And Renaissance Christian ArtAugust 28, 2018
Religious themes in art have prevailed throughout time. Whether it is Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, or Hinduism – being able to visually interact (through images or text) with the religious messages is an important aspect to many religious followers...
Dream-like Artworks: Minnie Evans’ Divine InspirationAugust 14, 2018
Folk Art, Surrealist, Visionary, Americana, call it what you will. Minnie Evans’ (1892-1987) dream-like artworks speak of another world; a world which the artist believed God had given her insight to see. The North Carolina native’s oeuvre ranges...
Celebrity Sculptors, Medieval Fraud And Nazi Looting – The Outrageous Story Of The Golden Veit Stoss AltarpieceAugust 6, 2018
This is largest Gothic altarpiece in the world and a national treasure of Poland. Carved over a period of 12 years, the 15th Century Veit Stoss Altarpiece is located behind the high altar of St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow. Standing...
Painting of the Week – The Merode Altarpiece by Robert CampinJuly 8, 2018
Today’s painting of the week is the Merode Altarpiece by the workshop of Robert Campin, c. 1427-32. This work is a triptych (three-panel painting) depicting the Annunciation, Saint Joseph, and two donors. The Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel...
Restoration of “Last Supper” You Had No Idea ExistedJune 6, 2018
Everybody knows Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci hosted in the Milanese church Santa Maria delle Grazie. But does anyone know another painting treating the same theme painted by a woman artist in Florence around 50 years...
Let’s Sing Praises to Song Dynasty Genius Artist Ma YuanApril 18, 2018
There’s more to the paintings of Ma Yuan than meets the eye. Ma Yuan, (1160-1225) was a Southern Song Dynasty, Chinese painter from an illustrious family of academy artists. He lived during a cultural zenith when Chinese achievements...
Dietric Bouts, The ResurrectionApril 1, 2018
Dieric Bouts was a Northern Renaissance artist, greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He is first documented in Leuven in 1457 where he established a school, became...
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