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Renaissance Painting

What If Classical Artists Had Contemporary Problems?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Back in the days when Renaissance and Baroque art reigned supreme, artists went to work immortalizing matters of love, mythology, war and -- if they w...

LOOK: Classic Renaissance Love Scenes Get A Modern Makeover

Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

In the 1570s, Paolo Veronese painted a four-part "Allegory of Love," depicting the drama of scorn, unfaithfulness, respect and happy union in typicall...

Family Secrets Get Surreal

Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

Margo Selski's paintings -- with ball gowns made of eyes, braids of hair with agency of their own and the pointiest feet you've ever seen -- look like...

Power And Elegance

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

"Economy of Grace," Kehinde Wiley's new exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery, taps into his familiar ornate portraits that mix Renaissance pomp and contem...

Who Is The "Fred Astaire" Of Painting?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts

Titian was exalted for his mastery of color and the luminosity of his works. His flesh glowed, his figures danced. The 16th century Venetian master fo...

Mona Lisa's Miles: The Misadventures Of Leonardo's Masterpiece On The Road

ARTINFO | Posted 09.03.2011 | Arts

Italian historian Silvano Vincenti, known for his scheme to dig up the bones of Lisa Gherardini, the presumed model for the Mona Lisa, is trying to br...

PHOTOS: Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts

Less than a third of you correctly guessed the artist of the painting we showed you yesterday. Interestingly, nearly half of you incorrectly guessed J...

Guess The Artist (The Answer May Surprise You)

Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts

This Northern Renaissance oil painting is not only well-known in art history, but also to the greater public as it is referenced in the opening credit...