| art history
Introduction to Venetian painting coming soon!
| Bellini's The Feast of the Gods
is a wonderfully charming image of the Greco-Roman gods and goddesses cavorting in an idyllic setting. Indeed, this painting features a serene mood that characterizes much of the artist's work.
| The sensuous painting attributed to Giorgione titled Pastoral Scene
is a delicious and fleshy feast for the eyes and mind, from the artist who specialized in such seductive fare. Giorgione also painted magnificent landscape backgrounds.
| The famous artist Titian created the masterpiece known as the Venus of Urbino
, in which a beautiful woman reclines in an erotically charged and symbolic environment. Talented Titian was also adept at painting portraits.
| Veronese painted lavish and sensuous images with intoxicating colors and equally intriguing subjects - examples are his Allegory of Wisdom and Strength
, Allegory of Virtue and Vice (The Choice of Hercules)
, and Mars and Venus United by Love
History of Italian Renaissance Art
In this impressive book, Professor Frederick Hartt examines the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Italian Renaissance. First, the roots of the Renaissance are explored, then the Quattrocento and Cinquecento are revealed in this masterful work.