Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012
I was challenged to find a work of art from another culture and time period that is similar in some way to the Renaissance portrait that I have been researching. For my portrait's match, I decided to pick a helmet mask made by the Mende or Sherbro peoples from Sierra Leone in West Africa.
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012
Can you believe this painting is over five centuries old? I'm astounded by how works of art can survive over such a long period of time.
Posted: Monday, March 5, 2012
Did you know there were dress codes in fifteenth-century Italy?
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012
I chose to learn more about Portrait of a Young Man by Jacometto Veneziano because I was fascinated by how the young man's black clothing blends into the dark background of the painting.
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012
Do you know what the ideal woman looked like during the Renaissance?
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012
Did you know that, at one point, this young man had a halo?
Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012
The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is so much more than just paintings, sculptures, medals, and drawings. The layout and gorgeous lighting highlight an exhibition that combines art and history with a study of society, location, and symbolism.
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012
Did you know that during the Renaissance as soon as a man saw his prospective wife she became almost like his property?
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012
Art from the past holds clues to life in the past. By looking at a work of art's symbolism, colors, and materials, we can learn about the culture that produced it.