Category Archives: Renaissance

Niccolo del’Abbate, (1509 or 1512 – 1571), The continence of Scipion (detail)

Italian Mannerist painter and fresco artist who introduced Flemish mythology to French art. Decorated the Château de Fontainebleau. Advertisements

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Master of the Aeneid (active circa 1530-1535) French, Limoges, circa 1530, Book VIII of the Aeneid

I came across this, sold by the 12th Duke of Northumberland on Sotheby’s. It was located in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, from 1908 to 2014. With the decline of some of these great estates in Europe, you have to wonder who the … Continue reading

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Tintoretto, Allegory of Happiness, 1564

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Raphael, The Three Graces, 1504-05

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Raphael, Portrait of Bindo Altoviti, c. 1514

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Francisco de Holanda, 1573 illustration of the universe and the divine creator

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Luca Signorelli, c.1445; Cortona, Italy, Dante and Virgil Entering Purgatory, 1499-1502

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Masaccio’s Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, 1427

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Tapestry of Esther, made in Brussels, 1510-1520

This tapestry was made on the theme from the Book of Esther. (see more below). In this tapestry note King Ahasuerus, top middle, Queen Esther (being touched by his scepter), behind Esther, in a turban, probably Mordecai. Standing in the right … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci, Head of a Girl, 1453

The Masters Drawings (as well as drawings by other artists) have always fascinated me. How do they make those lines so smooth and fluid, and how did they make such delicate drawings that my pencil could not. They are also … Continue reading

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