Works of Art

La Primavera

Lorenzo de’ Medici (1449-1492), leader of the family banking business, was one of the richest men in Europe and was effectively ruler of Florence at a key stage in the […]

Albrecht Dürer Self-Portrait with Fur-Trimmed Robe, 1500

This was Dürer’s third self portrait painting, the previous two were from 1493 and 1498. According to Vasari in Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects he painted […]

Two Renaissance  pictures

The renaissance saw art develop from the style of the International Gothic, with lots of gold leaf, uniform facial expressions, 2D representation and hierarchical subject size, to the High Renaissance […]

Felice Brancacci

Lord Clark of Civilisation said: “The grandest of all testimonies to the dignity of man is by Masaccio, in the series of frescoes he painted in the Church of the […]

Sophia Sartor

Sophia Sartor is a character in the video game Assassin’s Creed, she is based on Albrecht Durer’s Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman from 1505. This small painting, 325 X […]