A fun fact about Michelangelo and his drawings. Why didn't he want people to see them?
A fun fact (or possibly a tall tale) about Michelangelo and his famous statue of David.
A guide to recognizing and appreciating Renaissance architecture. Includes background, key ideas, important architects, and examples.
For the 18th day of a fine art Advent calendar, one of Raphael's famous Madonna and Child paintings - the Orleans Madonna of 1506.
Fra Angelico, The Annunciation, 1450, fresco. Chiesi di San Marco, Florence, Italy. Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, so it seems appropriate to feature this Annunciation by Fra Angelico for the Advent Calendar. I have known that I wanted to use this painting since the beginning of the month, it was just a question… Continue reading December 8th: Annunciation by Fra Angelico
December 5th's Advent Calendar post is a painting of Saint Nicolas (the forefather of Santa Claus) by Italian Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli.
Some thoughts on Leonardo's Lost Princess, a book about a drawing controversially attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.