Renaissance

Renaissance

The Mystery Of Mantegna Tarocchi

The Mantegna Tarocchi, also known as the Tarocchi Cards, Tarocchi in the style of Mantegna,  is a double series of 50 instructional engravings each.

Zuzanna Stańska 23 April 2018

Renaissance

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

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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 of the...

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

Animals

The World Of Animals Created By Hans Hoffmann In 16th Century

Hans Hoffmann was a 16th-century German painter and draftsman. He was an artist on the Rudolph II's court (the one who loved arts and was probably...

Zuzanna Stańska 20 January 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

Art Forms

I Modi: History of Erotic Art (NSFW)

Have you ever heard of I Modi (The Positions)? Also known as The Sixteen Pleasures or under the Latin title De omnibus Veneris Schematibus, is a...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 November 2017

Expressionism

El Greco: the Grandfather of Expressionism

The Guide to the Prado describes El Greco as a “philosopher, as an intellectual and as a sensitive and idiosyncratic artist.” It is these...

Wendy Gray 19 October 2017

Masterpiece Stories

Painting Of The Week – Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi

"Salvador Mundi" by Leonardo da Vinci - this week it was on everyone's lips. All because it is back on the market. [caption id="attachment_6917"...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 October 2017

Renaissance

Mannerism? Watch Your Manners!

Young artists who left workshops in the years following the activity of Michelangelo and Raphael must have had a very hard time: how could one create...

Magda Michalska 19 September 2017

Masterpiece Stories

The Garden Of Earthly Delights – A Fascinating World Of Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch is one of the most fascinating artists in the history of art. From the known information about Bosch, he seemed to have a very...

Marta Loza 2 September 2017