Renaissance

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Giovanni Battista Moroni, The Tailor

The Tailor is one of Giovanni Battista Moroni’s most famous portraits. Not only is it an astonishing work of art, but the sitter himself is quite...

Joanna Kaszubowska 28 July 2019

Renaissance

A Special Appearance of Leonardo’s Saint Jerome

A very special painting has just arrived in New York! To honor the five hundredth anniversary of the artist's death, Leonardo da Vinci's Saint Jerome...

Alexandra Kiely 13 July 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Masaccio, The Tribute Money

There are many artists and paintings which I return to over and over again. Artists like Giotto, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Vermeer, van Eyck, Cassatt,...

Rachel Witte 9 June 2019

Renaissance

Perseus and the Head of Medusa – A Very Florentine Story

Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus and the Head of Medusa is a sculpture that is commonly overlooked. In fact it could be the most regularly overlooked...

James Wray 22 May 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Raphael, Transfiguration

The Transfiguration was the last painting created by Raphael. Commissioned by Cardinal Giulio de Medici, the later Pope Clement VII (1523–1534) and...

Zuzanna Stańska 21 April 2019

Museum Stories

Antonello da Messina at Palazzo Reale

An Italian who became the absolute genius of universal painting through a technique of rare precision, a minute realism, the best of Flemish...

Maria Frazzoni 20 March 2019

Renaissance

The Medici. Rich Sinners or Saintly Rulers?

The Medici were one of the richest family dynasties that ever lived and perhaps the most influential patrons of the arts in history. For it was their...

James Wray 19 March 2019

Renaissance

A Complex Polyptych About Pain and Passion

Today’s work by Matthias Grünewald is a polyptych about pain and passion put on view. It's a complex painting consisting of several parts and...

Magda Michalska 22 January 2019

Medieval Art

Let It Be: The Annunciation In Medieval And Renaissance Christian Art

Religious themes in art have prevailed throughout time. Whether it is Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, or Hinduism - being able to visually interact...

Rachel Witte 28 August 2018

Renaissance

Seven Errors Game with Lucas Cranach the Elder

Do you like games? Your mission in today's game is to identify seven differences between the artworks of Lucas Cranach the Elder that I chose from...

Rute Ferreira 22 June 2018

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

Ancient Greece

Calumny of Apelles – Botticelli’s Final Painting

Botticelli's final painting with a mythological subject is based on a lost painting by an ancient Greek painter Apelles. He ventured to paint a work...

Magda Michalska 24 May 2018