missisanfi:

Young banker Bindo Altoviti, Raphael, 1515



renaissance-art:

Jan Mostaert c. 1520s
Portrait of an African Gentleman 

renaissance-art:

Jan Mostaert c. 1520s

Portrait of an African Gentleman 



templeofposeidon:

Staircase at Palazzo Barberini - Francesco Borromini

templeofposeidon:

Staircase at Palazzo Barberini - Francesco Borromini

(Source: uconnharassment)



masterpiecedaily:

Frederico Fiori Barocci
Self Portrait
1600

masterpiecedaily:

Frederico Fiori Barocci

Self Portrait

1600



masterpiecedaily:

Jacopo Pontormo
Maria Salviati with Giulla de’ Medici
1537

masterpiecedaily:

Jacopo Pontormo

Maria Salviati with Giulla de’ Medici

1537



wanderthewood:

Stourhead Gardens, Wiltshire, England by treehouse1977

wanderthewood:

Stourhead Gardens, Wiltshire, England by treehouse1977



centuries-and-continents:

Charles le Brun c. 1685
Fall of the Rebel Angels

centuries-and-continents:

Charles le Brun c. 1685

Fall of the Rebel Angels




Saint Margaret of Antioch, Detail. by Guido Reni (1575-1642)

Saint Margaret of Antioch, Detail. by Guido Reni (1575-1642)




italianartsociety:

Leonardo da Vinci was born on this day in 1452. The world-renowned polymath excelled as a painter, sculptor, architect, designer, theorist, engineer, and scientist, though he was often more interested in the design and exploratory phases of his work than bringing them to completion. Widely recognized as the father of the High Renaissance, even though he was of the same generation as Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-94), and Filippino Lippi (1457-1504), rather than Michelangelo (1475-1564) or Raphael (1483-1520). Though Leonardo famously didn’t complete a number of major commissions, those that he did are today some of the most recognizable images of the Italian Renaissance.

Drapery Study, 1470-84, brush and grey distemper on grey canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Adoration of the Magi, 1481-82, oil on panel, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with an Ermine), 1483-90, oil on wood, Czartoryski Museum, Cracow

Mona Lisa, 1503-5, oil on panel, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Last Supper, 1495-98, mural, refectory, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan

Study of St Anne, Mary, the Christ Child and the young St John, 1501-06, lead pencil, pen and ink on paper, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

Vitruvian Man, 1492. pen, ink, watercolour and metalpoint on paper, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

Study for the Sforza monument, 1488-89, metalpoint on bluish prepared paper, Royal Library, Windsor



centuries-and-continents:

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer c. 17th Century 
Bouquet of Flowers 

centuries-and-continents:

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer c. 17th Century 

Bouquet of Flowers 



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