Renaissance art
Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of that period of European history known as the Renaissance, emerging as a distinct style in Italy in about 1400, in parallel with develo...
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Identified as Buyer of Record-Breaking da Vinci - WSJ
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used a distant relative as a proxy to purchase the 500-year-old “Salvator Mundi,” according to U.S. government intelligence and a Middle East art-world figure.
Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch
Dürer, born #onthisday in 1471, produced one of the largest prints ever – the Triumphal Arch for the Holy Roman Emperor. Altogether it’s nearly 3 meters tall and consists of 36 sheets of paper.
7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed With Illnesses
A recent study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine argues that the Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo may have suffered from a bout of osteoarthritis that left his hands gnarled and...
Hieronymus Bosch Is Credited With Work In Kansas City Museum
A 16th-century depiction of St. Anthony that had been attributed to the workshop of Bosch or a follower is now thought to be by the Dutch master’s hand. The painting, “The Temptation of St. Anthony,” ...
Students Use Da Vinci Design To Build World’s Longest Ice Bridge
Last week, a team of students and volunteers in Finland started building what will be the world’s longest ice bridge, based on a design by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci. Now, more than 500 year...
Russian Mona Lisa could be genuine, says art expert
A previously unknown version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa may exist in a private collection in St Petersburg. Dozens of versions of the Mona Lisa by other artists are known around the world, but S...
This Robot Of Leonardo Da Vinci Is Disturbingly Realistic
The International Robot Exhibition 2015 (iREX) opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, December 2 at the Tokyo Big Sight center for five days of displays and seminars on the latest robot technolo...
Mystery Of Mona Lisa's Smile 'Solved' As Experts Say Da Vinci Used The Same Illusion Years Before
Scientists may have discovered the secret behind one of the most famous mysteries in the history of art – the Mona Lisa’s smile. Experts from two UK universities said that a new study of another paint...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Painted As The Renaissance Painters They Were Named After
New York-based New Zealand Artist Owen Dippie has painted a mural of four Renaissance Artists, Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello, as the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles who were named after t...
The 10 greatest works of art ever
From mysterious 30,000-year-old cave paintings to a 'cathedral of the mind' by Jackson Pollock, art critic Jonathan Jones names his favourite artworks of all time – and where in the world you can see ...
Blood on the canvas: the greatest feuds in art history
In his exhibition You Were Shit in the 80s, artist Mackie imagines fictional feuds between great artists. He didn’t need to. Real art history is riddled with rivalries – from Leonardo’s attempted cast...
Mona Lisa: Italian scientists 'close' to discovering identity of Leonardo da Vinci model
Scientists are awaiting results from carbon tests on three female bodies exhumed from a convent in Florence, central Italy, back in 2011. Lead scientist Silvano Vinceti from Italy's National Committee...
9 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo
On the 540th anniversary of his birth, learn nine surprising facts about the artist often called “the Divine One.”
10 paintings with hidden meanings
After revelations that an artist hid a Monica Lewinsky reference in an official portrait of Bill Clinton, Mark Hudson lists 10 more paintings with secrets
Trecento
The Trecento ([treˈtʃɛnto]; Italian for 300, short for "mille trecento," 1300) refers to the 14th century in Italian cultural history.
Commonly the Trecento is considered to be the beginning of th...
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Quattrocento
The cultural and artistic events of 15th century Italy are collectively referred to as the Quattrocento ([kwattroˈtʃɛnto]; from the Italian for the number 400, or from "millequattrocento," 1400). Qua...
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Cinquecento
Cinquecento ([ˌtʃiŋkweˈtʃɛnto], 'five hundred'; short for millecinquecento '1500') was the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century, including the current styles of art, music, literature, and architec...
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High Renaissance
In art history, High Renaissance, is the period denoting the apogee of the visual arts in the Italian Renaissance. The High Renaissance period is traditionally taken to begin in the 1490s, with Leonar...
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Renaissance architecture
Renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe, demonstrating a conscious revival and development of certain ...
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Italian Renaissance garden
The Italian Renaissance garden was a new style of garden which emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and Florence, inspired by classical ideals of order and beauty, and intended for the p...
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Italian Renaissance painting
Italian Renaissance painting is the painting of the period beginning in the late 13th century and flourishing from the early 15th to late 16th centuries, occurring in the Italian peninsula, which was ...
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Early Netherlandish painting
Early Netherlandish painting refers to the work of artists, sometimes known as the Flemish Primitives, active in the Burgundian and Habsburg Netherlands during the 15th- and 16th-century Northern Rena...
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Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting
Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting represents the 16th century response to Italian Renaissance art in the Low Countries. These artists, who span from the Antwerp Mannerists and Hieronymus Bosch at...
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Illuminated manuscript
An engrossed or illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the strictest definition...
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Renaissance music
Renaissance music is music written in Europe during the Renaissance. Consensus among music historians – with notable dissent – has been to start the era around 1400, with the end of the medi...
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Portraiture of Elizabeth I of England
The portraiture of Elizabeth I of England illustrates the evolution of English royal portraits in the Early Modern period from the representations of simple likenesses to the later complex imagery use...
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Scottish Renaissance painted ceilings
Scottish Renaissance painted ceilings are decorated ceilings in Scottish houses and castles built between 1540 and 1640. This is a distinctive national style, though there is common ground with simila...
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Scottish Royal tapestry collection
The Scottish royal tapestry collection was a group of tapestry hangings assembled to decorate the palaces of sixteenth century kings and queens of Scotland.
Like other European monarchs, the kings...
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