Painting of the Week: Raphael, TransfigurationApril 21, 2019
The Transfiguration was the last painting created by Raphael. Commissioned by Cardinal Giulio de Medici, the later Pope Clement VII (1523–1534) and conceived as an altarpiece for the Narbonne Cathedral in France, Raphael worked on it until his...
Painting of the Week: Leonardo da Vinci, The Lady with an ErmineApril 14, 2019
This, one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art by Leonardo da Vinci, presents Cecilia Gallerani (ca. 1473–1536). Young, beautiful and talented, especially in the areas of music and literature, she entered the Court of Milan and wrote...
Antonello da Messina at Palazzo RealeMarch 20, 2019
An Italian who became the absolute genius of universal painting through a technique of rare precision, a minute realism, the best of Flemish expression, a beauty without comparison of figuration and chromaticism, an exasperated intensity of expressions and...
The Medici. Rich Sinners or Saintly Rulers?March 19, 2019
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 great wealth and patronage from which the Renaissance of art and...
A Complex Polyptych About Pain and PassionJanuary 22, 2019
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 sections, depending on which wing is currently opened, it narrates a totally different story....
Da Vinci’s Female RepresentationNovember 14, 2018
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...
The Enfant Terrible of Renaissance Italian Art – 500 Years of Tintoretto in VeniceNovember 13, 2018
Tintoretto, the enfant terrible of Renaissance Italian Art has now his moment. Born 500 years ago in Venice, is now celebrated on various exhibitions around the city. The two major ones are held in Palazzo Ducale and in Gallerie...
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