Everybody is familiar with the Italian Renaissance because of artists like Leonardo da Vinci and artworks like the Sistine Chapel ceiling. This time and place includes some of the greatest household names in art history, as well as countless other artists of great merit. But do you know what the Italian Renaissance was all about and why it was so special? Find out in my brief guide for DailyArt Magazine.
Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1961 biographical novel about Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). I'm glad that people kept pushing me towards this book until I couldn't resist anymore; I enjoyed it greatly and recommend it highly. Here's why.
I was pretty happy for the opportunity to write about some of my favorite Frick Collection masterpieces in honor of the museum's July 2020 collaboration with DailyArt. Find out which ten works I chose.
Here is a brief selection of knights in artwork from the 11th to 19th centuries. It is so interested to notice how images of medeival knights have changed over that time period.
Read my new article for DailyArt Magazine about the exciting announcement of a "David and Goliath" painting recently re-attributed to Artemisia Gentileschi.
In honor of the Christmas season, I thought it would be a nice idea to look at an artist famous for his beautiful and elegant angel paintings. I'm speaking, of course, about Fra Angelico.
Here's a fun piece of news to make things interesting in the art world. A painting attributed to early Italian Renaissance artist Cimabue was recently found in an elderly French woman's kitchen. Learn about Cimabue and why this new discovery is both significant and controversial.
In this tempera painting by 14th-century Italian artist Niccolo di ser Sozzo, the angel looks impatient and irritated. This is something you don't see very often, so why does it look like this?
The Hyde Collection is a world-class art collection in the unassuming Adirondack town of Glens Falls, New York. It really was the most delightful little surprise, and I had a wonderful visit.
Unlike his father, George Vanderbilt wasn't a huge art collector. He collected prints, but beyond that, he generally preferred to spend his money on his home and lands rather than paintings and sculptures. However, he still managed to acquire quite a few notable works of art that are now on display at Biltmore. Here are some of my favorites.