Renaissance Art: Hans Holbein c. 1533 ‘The Ambassadors’ (detail of the Celestial Globe)


The Triumph of History over Time, 1772

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The Triumph of History over Time, 1772

Anton Raphael Mengs (1728–1779)


‘Death and the Maiden’


Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry


Alessandro Allori: ‘The Body of Christ with Two Angels’, c. 1600, Szépmûvészeti Múzeum

Body of Christ with Two Angels

ALLORI, Alessandro
The Body of Christ with Two Angels
c. 1600
Oil on copper, 45 x 39 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest


Francesco Cabianca: Deposition of Christ, 1711

Deposition of Christ

CABIANCA, Francesco
Deposition of Christ
1711
Marble
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

 


Renaissance Art: ‘Lucas Cranach the Elder’


‘The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple’: Fra Carnevale c. 1467

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Fra Carnevale c. 1467

The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple


Renaissance Art: Couples


Renaissance Art: Maria Maggiore, Rome


Gheraducci, Heraducci, Gradual from Santa Maria degli Angeli (Folio 155v) c. 1370

Gradual from Santa Maria degli Angeli (Folio 155v)c. 1370


Juno Receiving the Head of Argos

Head of Argos

AMIGONI, Jacopo
Juno Receiving the Head of Argos
1730-32
Oil on canvas, 108 x 72 cm
Moor Park, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire


Bartolomeo Ammanati: The Fountain of Neptune, 1565

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Bartolomeo AmmanatiThe Fountain of Neptune (detail) 1565, Bronze, Piazza della Signoria, Florence


The Last Judgment, Dirck Barendsz, 1651

Last-Judgement

Dirck Barendsz – The Last Judgment

1561

oil on plaster

Fara in Sabina, Lazio, Italy


Lodovico Mazzolino: The Holy Family with Saint Nicholas of Tolentino c.1530

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Lodovico Mazzolino – The Holy Family with Saint Nicholas of Tolentino; National Gallery, London, England; c.1530


Beheading of Saint Paul c. 1278-1279

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Beheading of Saint Paul  c. 1278-1279


The Temptation of Adam and Eve

(c) National Trust, Attingham Park; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

The Temptation of Adam and Eve

by Girolamo Macchietti

Oil on panel, 97 x 60.5 cm

Collection: National Trust


The Apocalypse Tapestry

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The Apocalypse Tapestry is a 14th century French work commissioned by the Duke of Anjou. In over 90 scenes it portrays the apocalypse as described by John in the New Testament book of Revelations. Allusions to the 100 years war with England are also present. The Anjous held the tapestry for a century before gifting it to Angers Cathedral. During the French Revolution the tapestry was stolen, cut into pieces, and used for functional purposes ranging from floor mats to insulating stables. During the 19th century a canon of the cathedral located the pieces (all but 16 were successfully recovered) and began restorative work. After World War II the tapestry once again moved, this time to Chateau d’Angers. In order to preserve the 300 foot masterpiece a special gallery with dim lighting and custom ventilation was built within the castle where it remains on view today.  


Cleopatra, ca. 1695

RISDM 59-007

After Carlo Maratta

Italian, 1625-1713

Cleopatra, ca. 1695

Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard

RISD Museum

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‘The Combat of Mars and Minerva,’ 1771

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SUVÉE, Joseph-Benoit
The Combat of Mars and Minerva
1771
Oil on canvas, 143 x 104 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille

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Memmi, Lippo: ‘Mocking of Christ’ c. 1340

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MEMMI, Lippo
Mocking of Christ
c. 1340
Fresco
Collegiata Santa Maria Assunta, San Gimignano

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Giovanni Baglione c. 1602

Giovanni-Baglione

Giovanni Baglione c. 1602

Sacred and Profane Love

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Renaissance Art? Or Ukrainian Parliamentary Fistfight?

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Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art

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Today in History: 1598 Birthday of Bernini, Whose Breathtaking Reimaginings of classical Myth, Including Apollo & Daphne


Andrea da Firenze c. 1366-1367

Andrea da Firenze

Andrea da Firenze c. 1366-1367

Church as Path to Salvation

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Jean Bourdichon c. 16th century: King Louis XII

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Jean Bourdichon c. 16th century

King Louis XII

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Choir Screen, Michele Sanmicheli c. 1534

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Michele Sanmicheli c. 1534

Choir Screen

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Nicholas Bataille c. 1375-1379: ‘The Harlot Seated on the Beast’

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Nicholas Bataille c. 1375-1379

The Harlot Seated on the Beast

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Duomo, Florence

Duomo, Florence

Duomo, Florence 

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Santa Maria delle Grazie, Donato Bramante

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Donato Bramante c. 1493

Santa Maria delle Grazie

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Philibert de L’orme, Chateau d’Anet

Philibert de L’orme c. 1547-1552 Chateau d’Anet

Philibert de L’orme c. 1547-1552

Chateau d’Anet

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Coronation of the Virgin in Santa Maria Novella, Florence

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Coronation of the Virgin in Santa Maria Novella, Florence

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Jean Bourdichon: Martyrdom of St. Ursula

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Martyrdom of St. Ursula – Jean Bourdichon

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Domenico di Bartolo c. 1443

Bartolo

Domenico di Bartolo c. 1443

Enlargement of the Hospital 


Secret histories: sex lives of the Renaissance artists

Titian cavorted with his models, Raphael died of sexual excess, Leonardo ran into trouble with the Florentine sex police … We delve into the passionate private lives of art’s great masters and see just how raw and radical the Renaissance really was. 
 
For more, see Jonathan Jones’s book The Loves of the Artists.

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via guardian.co.uk.