Renaissance

Museum Stories

Two Unknown Paintings by Raphael Discovered on the Vatican’s Walls

Two previously unattributed paintings from the wall of The Vatican Museums has been attributed this month to Raphael. "The wall" is not the best...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 July 2017

Baroque

Reflecting the Invisible or Distorting the Visible: Mirrors in Art

People have always been fascinated with their reflections. In the visual art the mirror has been interpreted as an instrument to show admiration or...

Alina Manevskaya 19 July 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Bartolomeo Veneto, Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress

Have you ever heard about Bartolomeo Veneto? Only about 30 of his paintings survived. He was a contemporary of Titian, Veronese, and other masters of...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 July 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Harvesters

This panel is part of a series showing the seasons or times of the year, commissioned from Bruegel by the Antwerp merchant Niclaes Jongelinck. The...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 June 2017

Renaissance

Listen To Butt Music Written Down By Hieronymus Bosch On "The Garden of Earthly Delights"

Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is a three-part altair showing the Garden of Eden on the left and a vision of hell on the right. The central...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 May 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Vittore Carpaccio, Young Knight in a Landscape

Young Knight in a Landscape by Vittore Carpaccio from the collection of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is one of the earliest examples of a...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 May 2017

Periods

The Holy Story: The Driving Force of Renaissance Art

The sudden expansion in trade, banking and the textile industry in the late 1200s  brought an influx of labouring classes to the cities of...

Wendy Gray 27 April 2017

Artist Stories

The Legend Of The Death Of Raphael

Raphael Santi, one of the greatest Renaissance painters died on this day, on Good Friday in 1520. He was only 37 years old and at the peak of his...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 April 2017

Architecture

6 Things You Must Know About Scrovegni Chapel

Scrovegni Chapel in Padua is one of the most famous Proto-Renaissance masterpieces. Decorated by Giotto di Bondone was completed in 1305 for the...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Primavera by Botticelli

Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance. Its fame rests not just on its visual appeal but on the...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 March 2017

Artist Stories

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Michelangelo

Guess who is the birthday boy today? It's Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, sculptor and architect was born in Caprese, Italy on March 6, 1475. He is...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 March 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week – Albrecht Durer, The Self-Portrait At 28

Albrecht Dürer loved self-portraits. In the first half of his life, Dürer made a series of exquisite self-portraits. The earliest was made in 1484,...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 February 2017