Tag archive for ‘Renaissance’
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Past Italia: Brisighella

An unusual clock tower overlooks the land surrounding a small town in the province of Ravenna… What is now the Torre dell’Orologio of Brisighella was originally built in 1290 under the orders of the condottiero More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, November 21st, 2016

Top Five: Old masters

Choosing from Italy’s long list of Renaissance artists is not an easy task. Here are five old masters whose exquisite, timeless works of art continue to amaze… 1 – Michelangelo (1475-1564) Near Arezzo, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 2nd, 2016

San Giorgio – Past Italia!

If you visit Ascoli Piceno in the heart of Le Marche you’ll find a wealth of incredible religious artworks by a Renaissance artist who fell in love with the region This detail of San Giorgio is part of the 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 Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Top Five: Renaissance Art

The Italian Renaissance in the 15th century saw a flowering of new techniques in art. This week’s Top Five is a look at a few of the paintings that redrew the cultural map of Europe… 1. La gioconda Leonardo 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 Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The First Medicis – Godfathers of the Renaissance

ITALIA! presents a special, in-depth Past Italia! as Freya Middleton explores the long-lasting influence of the Medici family… The Medici family is one of the most extraordinary families in Italian history. They More...