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Italian Renaissance

Art Historians Miss the Mark: Follow the Money Trail for Surprising Revelations About Renaissance Art

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Marginalizing patrons or placing them out of sight feeds the illusion of art historians that Renaissance artists created their artworks in a romantic trance oblivious to the economic, political, social, theological, and personal factors that defined and constrained the creative process.

Tomasz Rut: The New Age of Aestheticism

Pietros Maneos | Posted 10.29.2016 | Arts
Pietros Maneos

I was greeted by beautiful-bodied women, heroically muscled men and horses depicted with such beauty, grace and detail that I felt as if I was in the private room of a Renaissance aristocrat like a Medici or Lombard, or in the summer home of the Pope.

The Mona Lisa Stolen By Museum Worker!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

On Sunday August 20, 1911, Peruggia realized what is known as the greatest art robbery of the 20th century.

Fan Zeng, Mirror of the Invisible

David Gosset | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
David Gosset

Less obsessed by avant-garde experiences or disruptive newness than concerned by inheritance and harmony, the art of Fan Zeng is one of the most significant variations on the classical themes of the Chinese civilization.

Titian's First Major Work Goes Public

Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts

Tiziano Vecellio, aka Titian, is widely known as the greatest artist of the 16th century. His first major commissioned work, titled, "The Flight Into ...

Domenico Gnoli's Rarely Seen Paintings Now On View

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

There is an undeniable magic to Italian Renaissance paintings, where fabric ripples with a supernatural grace, and hair cascades with both abandon and...

Mariano Vargas: Soltanto Madonne, Neo-Baroque Erotic Snapshots

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

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Beyond The White Cube: Rodarte Channels The Renaissance At The LA County Museum Of Art

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

Last week, I attended the press preview for the exhibition Rodarte: Fra Angelico Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Michele Bachmann Blames The Renaissance

latimes.com | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Tea party queen and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is convinced that America is sinking into tyranny. Why? In a remarkable profile...