Renaissance

Women Artists

Restoration of “Last Supper” You Had No Idea Existed

Everybody knows Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci hosted in the Milanese church Santa Maria delle Grazie. But does anyone know another...

Magda Michalska 6 June 2018

Renaissance

Painting of the Week: Portrait of A Man in Red Chalk (aka Leonardo da Vinci)

Hello, it’s me,  I was wondering if after all these years (exactly 566 today) you’d like to meet… Leonardo da Vinci, Portrait of a...

Magda Michalska 15 April 2018

Renaissance

15 Facts About Sistine Chapel You Need To Know

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous art places in the world – all because of being the place where a new pope is selected and because...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 March 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Petrus Christus, A Goldsmith in his Shop

Petrus Christus (c. 1410/1420 – 1475/1476) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges from 1444, where, along with Hans Memling, he became...

Zuzanna Stańska 11 February 2018

Masterpiece Stories

Titian, Sacred and Profane Love

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...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 December 2017

Bizarre

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men

The reason is: at the time, philosophers thought that Christ was born like a “perfectly formed and unchanged” man, aka he came out...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 December 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week – Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci – was on everyone’s lips when it went on the market.  Leonardo da Vinci (attributed), Salvator...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 October 2017

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...

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

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