fuckyeahrenaissanceart:




Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga

~Titian 

c. 1525 to 1530

Oil on canvas

125 x 99 cm

Museo del Prado , Madrid, Madrid, Spain

fuckyeahrenaissanceart:

Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga
~Titian 
c. 1525 to 1530
Oil on canvas
125 x 99 cm
Museo del Prado , Madrid, Madrid, Spain


fuckyeahrenaissanceart:



Madonna of the Meadows





Raphael Sanzio 



1505

Oil on panel

113 x 87 cm





Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna, Austria* , Vienna, Wien state, Austria

fuckyeahrenaissanceart:

Madonna of the Meadows
Raphael Sanzio 
1505
Oil on panel
113 x 87 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna, Austria* , Vienna, Wien state, Austria


fuckyeahrenaissanceart:



Giuliano or Lorenzo de’ Medici Tomb, Duke of Nemours





~Michelangelo Buonarroti 



1519 to 1534

Marble





San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (Sagrestia Nuova / New Sacristy) , Florence, Tuscany, Italy

fuckyeahrenaissanceart:

Giuliano or Lorenzo de’ Medici Tomb, Duke of Nemours
~Michelangelo Buonarroti 
1519 to 1534
Marble
San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (Sagrestia Nuova / New Sacristy) , Florence, Tuscany, Italy


fuckyeahrenaissanceart:




Lorenzo from Lorenzo de’ Medici Tomb





~Michelangelo Buonarroti



1524 to 1531





San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (Sagrestia Nuova / New Sacristy) , Florence, Tuscany, Italy

fuckyeahrenaissanceart:

Lorenzo from Lorenzo de’ Medici Tomb
~Michelangelo Buonarroti
1524 to 1531
San Lorenzo, Medici Chapel (Sagrestia Nuova / New Sacristy) , Florence, Tuscany, Italy


fuckyeahrenaissanceart:



Portrait bust of Cosimo I de’ Medici 





~Benvenuto Cellini

Bronze



1545 to 1547





Museo Nazionale del Bargello , Florence, Tuscany, Italy

fuckyeahrenaissanceart:

Portrait bust of Cosimo I de’ Medici 
~Benvenuto Cellini
Bronze
1545 to 1547
Museo Nazionale del Bargello , Florence, Tuscany, Italy


diadem-of-12-stars:

La belle ferronière , Leonardo Da Vinci (1490-1495)

diadem-of-12-stars:

La belle ferronière , Leonardo Da Vinci (1490-1495)




sivvylanda:

Bernini’s Rape of Proserpina. Look at her thigh… This is marble.




Portrait of Philip II of Spain
~Studio of Antonio Moro 
Oil on Panel
18 x 13 1/2 

Portrait of Philip II of Spain

~Studio of Antonio Moro 

Oil on Panel

18 x 13 1/2 



fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Carlos II of Spain is perhaps best known in the UK (I can’t speak for other parts of the world) for being the man whose death triggered the War of the Spanish Succession and all that school stuff like Blenheim, Ramillies, Malplaquet etc etc etc.  Thanks to his family’s enthusiasm for incestuous marriages Carlos was saddled with a grim catalogue of mental and physical health problems, most conspicuously Habsburg lip so pronounced that he couldn’t even chew his food.  Married first to Marie Louise of Orleans with whom he fell very much in love, and later to the unpleasant sounding Maria Anna of Neuberg, he was unable to father children.  Since he regarded the production of an heir as a sacred duty, this caused him much grief and anxiety.  Believing, as many people did, that his problems were caused by witchcraft, he underwent exorcism but to no avail.  Increasingly debilitated, he died in 1700 having willed his empire to the candidate he believed was best equipped to keep it intact:  Philip, Duke of Anjou, a great-nephew who was also a grandson of Louis XIV.  The resulting threat of a too powerful France led eventually to war. Carlos has traditionally been regarded as a stupid and ineffectual monarch but recent research disputes that view.  And surely it’s time he had a break.  I have something of a maternal crush on Carlos, whose pallor, fragility and sadness make me want to look after him.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Carlos II of Spain is perhaps best known in the UK (I can’t speak for other parts of the world) for being the man whose death triggered the War of the Spanish Succession and all that school stuff like Blenheim, Ramillies, Malplaquet etc etc etc. 

Thanks to his family’s enthusiasm for incestuous marriages Carlos was saddled with a grim catalogue of mental and physical health problems, most conspicuously Habsburg lip so pronounced that he couldn’t even chew his food.  Married first to Marie Louise of Orleans with whom he fell very much in love, and later to the unpleasant sounding Maria Anna of Neuberg, he was unable to father children.  Since he regarded the production of an heir as a sacred duty, this caused him much grief and anxiety.  Believing, as many people did, that his problems were caused by witchcraft, he underwent exorcism but to no avail.  Increasingly debilitated, he died in 1700 having willed his empire to the candidate he believed was best equipped to keep it intact:  Philip, Duke of Anjou, a great-nephew who was also a grandson of Louis XIV.  The resulting threat of a too powerful France led eventually to war.

Carlos has traditionally been regarded as a stupid and ineffectual monarch but recent research disputes that view.  And surely it’s time he had a break. 

I have something of a maternal crush on Carlos, whose pallor, fragility and sadness make me want to look after him.





Catherine de Médicis dévisageant les protestants massacrés au lendemain du massacre de la Saint-Barthélémy
~Édouard Debat-Ponsan (1847–1913)  
Oil on canvas
Musée d’art Roger-Quilliot

Catherine de Médicis dévisageant les protestants massacrés au lendemain du massacre de la Saint-Barthélémy

~Édouard Debat-Ponsan (1847–1913)  

Oil on canvas

Musée d’art Roger-Quilliot



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