Italian artists Titian (1488/1490-1576) and Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) were prolific portraitists, both of them favored by the powerful dynasties of the Italian Renaissance. For instance, Bronzino was the court painter of the Medici family, leaders of Florence for centuries. One of his most striking subjects was Eleanor of Toledo (1522-1562), the consort of Cosimo de’Medici, […]
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I’ve reposting another blog with a quote of Einstein. Does she remind you a bit of a Mona Lisa. WHAT IS ART? EINSTEIN & THE DA VINCI SMILE The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. Albert Einstein Imagine if Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Albert Einstein (1879-1955) had lived at […]
Florentine Renaissance artist Botticelli (1445-1510) created some of the most beautiful interpretations of the Madonna theme.
Italian artist Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448-1494) was one of Florence’s important Renaissance artists who worked during the Quattrocento.
When French artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) created this moving portrait The Woman with a Pearl above, was he recalling a much earlier work of art also in the Louvre Museum?
Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445-1510) often created striking interpretations of women, whether internationally renowned works such as Primavera and The Birth of Venus as well as the memorable portrait above.
I will be away for several days during the holidays. So I hope you continue to enjoy the works of art every other day, including the angel above, a detail from Annunciation by Italian Renaissance artist Pinturicchio (1454-1513). In U.S. public domain.
Man with a Glove is one of Titian’s most famous portraits. I’ll be resuming the usual format in my next blog.
BOTTICELLI AND THE SUBLIME MADONNA HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN ART But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law. Galatians 4:4 Few artists in Early Italian Renaissance Florence could rival the graceful beauty of Sandro Botticelli’s depictions of Mary, especially apparent in The […]
Click on the works of art to enlarge and enhance them. Approximately 600 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) have survived, many of them compelling works of art, found today in art museums and libraries such as the British Museum, the Uffizi Gallery, the Louvre, and the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle. The artist was also […]