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 



cinderellas-stilettos:

۞ Cinderella’s Stilettos ۞ Fashion & Luxury ۞

cinderellas-stilettos:

۞ Cinderella’s Stilettos ۞ Fashion & Luxury ۞

(Source: aberrantbeauty)




fuckyeahrenaissanceart:

 De Humani Corporis Fabrica, by Andreas Vesalius 
~Jan Stefan van Kalkar
1543
Ink on Paper


renaissance-art:

Botticelli c. 1482
Pallas and the Centaur (detail)

renaissance-art:

Botticelli c. 1482

Pallas and the Centaur (detail)



renaissance-art:

Giuseppe Cesari c. 1600s
Dome of the Pauline Chapel

renaissance-art:

Giuseppe Cesari c. 1600s

Dome of the Pauline Chapel



breathtakingdestinations:

Santa Maria della Salute - Venice - Italy (von Zú Sánchez)

breathtakingdestinations:

Santa Maria della Salute - Venice - Italy (von Zú Sánchez)




The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550

The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550

(Source: marthajefferson)



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