Renaissance

Quiz

QUIZ: Do You Know Your Renaissance Painters?

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 June 2024

Erotica

Celebrating the Male Body in Renaissance Florence

The adoration of the male body was an inspiration for many artists and there is no medium better suited to presenting the full beauty and complexity...

Joanna Kaszubowska 7 June 2024

Renaissance

What’s Special About the Venetian Renaissance?

The Italian Renaissance was driven by two key players: the Florentine school and the Venetian school. In the 15th century, while each cluster was...

Guest Profile 6 June 2024

Quiz

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Michelangelo?

Anastasia Manioudaki 1 June 2024

Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait (detail), 1434, The National Gallery, London, England. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait is as enigmatic as it is iconic. Painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, it spawns a lot of speculation – over half a millennium...

Vithória Konzen Dill 27 May 2024

Dürer Magic Square Bizarre

The Mystery of Dürer’s Magic Square

Many strange symbols appear in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving Melencolia I. Among them is a magic constant 34, a well-known and enigmatic...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 May 2024

Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait of Mona Lisa del Giocondo Renaissance

Masterpiece Story: Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona Lisa is an icon and masterpiece featured in numerous movies, television shows, and music videos. It is famous for being Leonardo da...

Anna Ingram 26 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger

The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is one of those paintings that we know so well we tend to forget to look closer. It’s like the Mona...

Joanna Kaszubowska 26 May 2024

Review

How to Be a Renaissance Woman?

Visit the homes of women in Renaissance Italy and get up close and personal with their creative beauty practices

Candy Bedworth 15 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Madonna and Child with Two Angels by Fra Filippo Lippi

On the surface, Fra Filippo Lippi’s Madonna and Child with Two Angels appears to be another typical Renaissance painting of the Virgin Mary and the...

James W Singer 12 May 2024

Lady and the Unicorn tapestries: Taste from The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries Art History 101

8 Famous Tapestries from Art History Everyone Should Know

Since ancient times, tapestries have been a form of art admired by patrons. But it was during the medieval and Renaissance periods, that tapestries...

Anna Ingram 9 May 2024

Renaissance

Mona Lisa’s Illnesses

Everyone has heard about the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre in Paris. But you have probably never heard about… her...

Camilla de Laurentis 8 May 2024