Mannerism

Mannerism

The Renaissance Splendour: Meet Four Powerful Women of Bronzino

Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-1572), known as Bronzino, was an Italian Mannerist painter. He lived and worked in Florence and became the court painter of...

Joanna Kaszubowska 20 October 2021

Artist Stories

Parmigianino: Capturing Everyday Renaissance Life through Drawings

Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino, produced many drawings that captured normal scenes of everyday life during the Renaissance. These drawings...

Nina Relf 20 October 2021

Mannerism

Queen Elizabeth I – Portraits of the Last Tudor Rose

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was the only surviving child of King Henry VIII of England and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Being a girl was hard...

Sarah Mills 7 May 2021

Renaissance

The Marriage of the Virgin: A Comparison Between Raphael and Perugino

We remember Raphael for his art’s grace, balance, and harmony, which made him one of the great masters of the High Renaissance. His work gave...

Arianna Richetti 29 April 2021

Arcimboldo’s Allegories of the Seasons

Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s paintings of the four seasons have astonished audiences from the sixteenth century to this day. Even though, allegorical...

Anastasia Manioudaki 24 September 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Jacopo Tintoretto, Marriage at Cana

Because it's the New Year's Eve tomorrow and many of you are going to have fun I've chosen for our painting of the week a work depicting a party.

Kate Wojtczak 30 December 2018