The Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) is the best single museum in the world to see Renaissance paintings. Housed in a cavernous building designed by Giorgio Vassari, it houses a …
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The Vatican Museums serve two purposes: As the Papal Palaces they have been home to centuries of popes, who built and decorated apartments to suit their sensibilities. Just as importantly …
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They say there’s nothing new under the sun, that all ideas have been formulated – and reformulated – countless times. In an age when we are bombarded by content, it’s telling that we are insatiably drawn to the ‘classics’ as a purer form of engagement with art.
Oh, Venice! Its name alone is enough to conjure images of a time gone by. But why stop there?
Art had a cultural currency beyond monetary value during the Renaissance. Representing the tastes, desires and, often, whims of the elite, paintings and sculptures served as manifestations of power.
Ask any two people their opinion of the same piece of art work, and you’re likely to elicit two very different responses.
Heir to Julius Caesar, he was one of the most famous (and controversial) leaders from Ancient Rome, but how much do you really know about Caesar Augustus?
Leonardo da Vinci began painting The Last Supper in 1495, and over five hundred years later it has become one of the most prolific paintings in history.