Renaissance Art

January 9, 2022

How the Lesser-Known ‘Venetian School’ Flourished During the Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance ushered in a new era of art and culture across Italy, lasting hundreds of years. While Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo were leading the art of the High Renaissance, another school of painting was forming in Northern Italy that was based on its own set of creative values. The Venetian School produced exquisite works of art that emphasized color over linework.

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January 16, 2021

Rarely-Seen Illustrations of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ Are Now Free for All To View Online

This year marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death in 1321. The Italian poet and philosopher is the well-known author of The Divine Comedy—a three-part epic poem describing his journey through hell, purgatory, and finally, paradise. To recognize this significant milestone, the Uffizi Gallery is displaying a collection of rarely exhibited drawings by 16th-century Renaissance artist Frederico Zuccari, which illustrate scenes from Dante’s age-old chronicle.

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