This article investigates the texture of relationships within elite circles in Rome and Florence in the early sixteenth-century, and shows how visual and verbal humour at this time acted as a means through which to express anxieties about the pace of social change.
The Sistine Chapel in Rome is one of the most famous monuments of the Italian Renaissance. The images which adorn the altar wall of this chapel are so ingrained in our minds and our culture that Michelangelo’s representation of Creation are found throughout popular culture.
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist.
Michelangelo often surreptitiously inserted pagan symbols into his works of art, many of them possibly associated with anatomical representations. A new analysis suggests that Michelangelo may have concealed symbols associated with female anatomy within his famous work in the Medici Chapel.Michelangelo often surreptitiously inserted pagan symbols into his works of art, many of them possibly associated with anatomical representations. A new analysis suggests that Michelangelo may have concealed symbols associated with female anatomy within his famous work in the Medici Chapel.
A team of researchers have been working together to try to understand how the two mysterious Renaissance bronzes were made and why they look the way they do by making accurate replicas of the originals.
There are about 600 drawings by the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo that have survived to the present day – many of them stunningly beautiful – but he would probably have been ‘absolutely horrified’ that the general public can now see them.
A detailed examination of the themes, motifs and secrets held with Michelagelo’s masterpiece.
Michelangelo’s Last Judgment is one of the world’s most famous paintings, located in one of the world’s most famous rooms, the Sistine Chapel.
The thesis poses a question derived from an unlikely nexus of two prominent figures of the Renaissance and the Reformation: the artist whose creative abilities ostensibly dominate the Vatican and religious art, juxtaposed with the rebel who splintered the dominance of Roman Catholicism.
Sofonisba Anguissola: Marvel of Nature Fulmer, Betsy Academic Forum, No.23 (2005-6) Abstract Born in Italy during the Renaissance, Sofonisba Anguissola was the first…
‘… con uno inbasamento et ornamento alto’: The Rhetoric of the Pedestal c.1430 – 1550 By Alison Wright Art History, Volume 34, Issue…
Michelangelo’s Moses of the Julius Tomb is one of the most powerful works from one of the most important artists of all time. Michelangelo is perhaps best known for the David.
Metaphorical painting: Michelangelo, Dante, and the Last Judgment Barnes, Bernadine The Art Bulletin; Mar (1995)77, 1 Abstract In the lower right corner of…