Renaissance

30 10, 2013

World’s Greatest Portrait Painter

2013-10-30T01:45:06+00:00

The greatest portrait painter in the world?
Rembrandt Van Rijn, 1606-1669

Acclaimed master of the self-portrait, forty of which survive today.

Rembrandt’s paintings will forever change the way we experience an artist’s self-portrait. Rembrandt revealed much more than his likeness in the paintings. He painted his turbulent life for all to see. The masterly portraits painfully […]

World’s Greatest Portrait Painter2013-10-30T01:45:06+00:00
25 03, 2013

The Most Famous Supper in History

2013-03-25T11:14:18+00:00

Leonardo da Vinci captured the moment in which Jesus makes the staggering announcement that he will be betrayed by one of His disciples. This is the last supper they will share.

He is indeed betrayed by Judas Iscariot […]

The Most Famous Supper in History2013-03-25T11:14:18+00:00
26 11, 2012

Haystacks…thrilling!

2012-11-26T15:44:22+00:00

Why do we get that tingling sensation, that sudden wave of emotion, that thrill when we see the haystack paintings of Bruegel, Van Gogh and Monet?

Who would have thought haystacks would be so enthralling? Do they speak to our yearning for a simpler way of life?

We know from brain research that the color […]

Haystacks…thrilling!2012-11-26T15:44:22+00:00
29 10, 2012

Faces Change…Portraits Change

2012-10-29T16:08:09+00:00

You live in 15th century in Florence.
You are wealthy and powerful.
You want your portrait painted so your memory will not fade.

Piero della Francesca, arguably the finest painter of the Renaissance, painted a double image of […]

Faces Change…Portraits Change2012-10-29T16:08:09+00:00