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Albrecht Dürer‘s keen interest in nature was a typical manifestation of the Renaissance. Animals were not generally considered to be appropriate subjects for serious art until the 18th century. Paintings of animals were considered to be simply a...
Hieronymus Bosch’s Creepy OwlsApril 9, 2021
Hieronymus Bosch was an Early Netherlandish painter. He must have lived in two worlds simultaneously – the real one and a world of his imagination. His work is known for macabre and nightmarish depictions of hell, fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes, and...
Painting of the Week: Hans Holbein the Younger, The AmbassadorsApril 4, 2021
The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is one of those paintings that we know so well we tend to forget to look closer. It’s like the Mona Lisa or The Sunflowers, a part of our universe of...
Painting of the Week: La Primavera by Sandro BotticelliMarch 21, 2021
La Primavera, which means ‘Spring’ in Italian, is without a doubt the most famous painting of Sandro Botticelli. Its mysterious allure continues to dazzle audiences and baffle art historians to this day. However, the painting was originally commissioned...
The Surprising Career of Lavinia Fontana: Painter of Popes, Nudes, and NoblewomenMarch 5, 2021
There weren’t very many women able to become successful artists in Renaissance Europe. However, there were probably more than most people think, and we try here at DailyArt Magazine to write about them as often as we can....
Who Are the Women in Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings?March 3, 2021
The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci have been dissected and analyzed in detail by the sharp eye of the art critics and historians. Yet, the biography of the Renaissance genius still offers mysteries, one of them...
Michelangelo’s Pieta: An Ode to the SublimeFebruary 23, 2021
The Pietà – or Virgin of Pity – is the representation of the Blessed Virgin holding her divine son on her knees. This iconic type entered Italy after having spread to France and in Germany from the 14th...
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