Tag archive for ‘Fast Art’
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Andrea Mantegna: one of the genius artists of the 1400s

He was one of the genius artists of the 1400s and a spectacular example of the Renaissance man. Lamentation of the Dead Christ, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan Andrea Mantegna (1436-1506) is one of the greats in art More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Fast Art: The Duke and the Duchess

They are double-sided portraits, painted by Piero della Francesca, who was the court painter at the court of Urbino The reverse side shows the duke and duchess in miniature These portraits of the Duke and Duchess More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 19th, 2016

The painting of Dante inside the Florentine cathedral

A painting often really does speak a thousand words, and in this one we get to dive into to the mystical world of Dante Inside the cathedral in Florence, just before the presbytery, on the left aisle wall, there More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Grotesque Style

The term Grotesque derives from the caves, or grotte, where Renaissance builders unearthed this ancient form The Grotesque style was all the rage during the 1500s for both interiors and exteriors all over Italy. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Titian Sees the Light

It would take Titian the generation following Giovanni Bellini to really exploit the full potential of oil. He digested the expertise of Bellini and then took it to another level. L’assunta   Titian (Tiziano More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Ghiberti’s Doors

Ghiberti’s doors are a splendid masterpiece of what would become the characteristic of Renaissance art – spatial realism with people and buildings shown proportionately. The bronze, gold-covered doors of More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Past Italia! – Emma, Lady hamilton

Born the daughter of a Lancashire blacksmith, she rose – thanks to her incomparable beauty, sharp wit and fine intelligence – to become one of the most celebrated ladies in all of Europe… Two hundred years More...