Power, Victory, Glory, and Death: Titian’s Art in VeniceMay 30, 2021
Titian was the most famous painter of the Renaissance in Venice. Even during his lifetime the artist had been acclaimed as the greatest painter of his age and achieved great financial success, so that his paintings were affordable...
Painting of the Week: Giorgione, The TempestMay 30, 2021
Giorgione and his masterpiece The Tempest form the rare combination of a mysterious artist and a mysterious painting. This small canvas has puzzled art historians since the 16th century and continues to do so. Who Was Giorgione? Giorgio...
The Most Pioneering Painters of The Venetian RenaissanceMay 29, 2021
The Venetian School refers to the painters of the Venetian Renaissance. It developed in Venice in the late 15th century and lasted until around 1580. The city prospered during this time, with booming trade helping to create sound...
Everything You Must Know About Giorgione (Even Though You Don’t Know Yet Who He Was)May 26, 2021
Giorgione was an Italian painter from Venice whose career was cut off by his death at a little over 30. And that is a problem – everyone knows his pal, Titian, who lived for nearly 90 years, but nobody...
The Mystery Of Dürer’s Magic SquareMay 21, 2021
Many weird things appear in Albrecht Dürer’s famous engraving Melencolia. Among them is a magic constant 34 square, a well-known and enigmatic example. The engraving shows a disorganized jumble of scientific equipment lying unused while an intellectual sits...
Six Wives Of Henry VIII in PortraitsMay 4, 2021
Henry VIII was the King of England who is best known for having six wives and, in particular, killing some of them. He was also famous for doing anything to get what he wanted. His huge wish to annul...
The Marriage of the Virgin: A Comparison Between Raphael and PeruginoApril 29, 2021
We remember Raphael for his art’s grace, balance, and harmony, which made him one of the great masters of the High Renaissance. His work gave him everlasting fame and the title of divino pittore (divine painter), but Raphael...
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