Among the great names of the Italian Renaissance—Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael—there is also Titian (c. 1488-1576), the master of color. Born into the Late Renaissance, Titian’s artwork was produced within a different painting philosophy to his predecessors. At the time, there were two leading schools of thought in painting: the Florentine and the Venetian. They can also be seen as “disegno” versus “colore,” or drawing versus color.
Posts by Margherita Cole
Role models are important for children, especially young girls.
Recently, there has been a resurgence in the age-old craft of hand embroidery.
The European countryside has served artists and writers alike as a rich source of creative inspiration. Many Impressionist painters like Monet and Pissarro have captured delicate gardens, bucolic hills, and serene lakes in their paintings. Contemporary artist Anastasia Trusova looks to her surroundings in a slightly different way.
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No fairytale setting is really complete without the presence of a grand and monstrous dragon.
When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like cozying up inside the house with a good book.
It’s easy to miss the magical moments in nature, especially the small worlds of the tiniest critters. That’s why photographers like Julian Rad make it their mission to capture squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, and other small animals in their natural habitat. Through skill, patience, and precision, Rad’s photographs show these adorable creatures at leisure and at work in splendid detail. Based in Austria, Rad uses his natural surroundings as inspiration.
The marriage of art and technology has allowed for innovative exhibitions in museums across the world.
A clear starry night is a source of limitless inspiration and beauty.