renaissance-art:

Panorama of Saint Peter’s Square (for best viewing click on the photo)

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Panorama of Saint Peter’s Square (for best viewing click on the photo)

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Since its creation the Mona Lisa has an object of fascination to artists and audiences alike. Artists even began replicating the iconic painting within Leonardo da Vinci’s lifetime. Da Vinci himself considered it an attempt to paint perfection. Replicas and reinterpretations exist in the thousands and continue to this day as the Mona Lisa is not protected by any copyright laws

1. Leonardo da Vinci c. 1503-1505 

2. Known as the Mona Lisa del Prado c. 16th century

3. Known as the Oslo Copy c. 16th or 17th century

4. Known as the Walters Copy c. 16th Century

5. Known as the Hermitage Copy c. 16th century

6. Jean Ducayer c. 17th century

7. Corot c. 19th century

8. Sapeck c. 1883

9. Salvador Dali c. 1954

10. Graphic Nothing c. 21st century

welltemperedklavier:

Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue, Dosso Dossi, 1524

welltemperedklavier:

Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue, Dosso Dossi, 1524

chaosophia218:

Leonardo da Vinci - Skull (1489).

chaosophia218:

Leonardo da Vinci - Skull (1489).

paysagemauvais:

The Last Judgment [Weltgericht], detail - Stefan Lochner (circa 1400/1410–1451)circa 1435oil and gold on oak panel124.5 × 174 cm (49 × 68.5 in) Wallraf-Richartz-Museum 

paysagemauvais:

The Last Judgment [Weltgericht], detail - Stefan Lochner (circa 1400/1410–1451)
circa 1435
oil and gold on oak panel
124.5 × 174 cm (49 × 68.5 in)
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum 

darkryemag:

The DARK RYE Guide to (Pretty Much Western) Art History by Neal Pollack

Despite its exciting origins at the hands of terrified and superstitious French cave dwellers, and despite the fact that most artists are completely wackadoo, art history is pretty boring, not to mention long. We at Dark Rye can’t do much about the length, but we’d like to help take care of the boredom. Join us on this enlightening journey through the many ages of art, minus a couple of the duller ones like Mannerism and Neoclassicism. When you’re done, maybe you’ll swap out your old college Starry Night poster for something a little less clichéd…

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Botticelli c. 1481-1485
Madonna of the Magnificat (detail)

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Botticelli c. 1481-1485

Madonna of the Magnificat (detail)

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Bronzino c. 1555-1565
Lucrezia di Cosimo

renaissance-art:

Bronzino c. 1555-1565

Lucrezia di Cosimo

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mediumaevum:

Credit to Elliott Brown

renaissance-art:

Details from Botticelli’s Primavera

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