Renaissance

Renaissance

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

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

Renaissance

The Darkness Of Titian’s Late Paintings

Titian had a long life. According to scholars he must have been 78 or 80 years old when he died. That was considered a miracle in an age when most...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 February 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Mars And Venus, Sandro Botticelli (Painting Of The Week)

Valentines Day is coming. What else could we feature in our weekly series “Painting of the Week” if not a scene of Mars and Venus...

Zuzanna Stańska 12 February 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Holy Night by Correggio

The Holy Night by Correggio also known as Nativity or the Adoration of the Shepherds, was commissioned by Alberto Pratoneri for his family chapel in...

Zuzanna Stańska 25 December 2016

Architecture

About A Bad Guy Who Commissioned A Chapel To Save His Soul

Ciao ragazzi! Saluti from Italy! (Zuza is here too, but in a different place, so DailyArtDaily has basically invaded the country!). I’m doing...

Magda Michalska 17 October 2016

Artist Stories

Titian’s Women Who Are In Fact The Same Woman

Titian had it all. He was so talented that people called him after Dante’s Paradiso “The sun amidst small stars”. He knew how to...

Magda Michalska 28 August 2016

Masterpiece Stories

We Need To Talk Why This Is The Most Expensive Painting Of All Times

What is the most expensive painting of all times? Of course it is The Sistine Madonna by the Renaissance master, Raphael Santi. You’re...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 July 2016