Early Renaissance
Donatello’s St. George

Donatello’s St. George

Donatello carved his statue of St. George for the guild of armorers and swordmakers in Florence.  Like the statue of St. Mark,…

High Renaissance
Titian’s Pastoral Concert

Titian’s Pastoral Concert

The great painting in the Louvre entitled the Pastoral Concert (also the Pastoral Symphony and the Fête champêtre) is mysterious both in…

Sculpture

Donatello’s St. George

Donatello’s St. George

Donatello carved his statue of St. George for the guild of armorers and swordmakers in Florence.  Like the…

Donatello’s Gattamelata

Donatello’s Gattamelata

Donatello revived an ancient monument type with this bronze equestrian statue in Padua…

Cities

Profile of a City: Rome

Profile of a City: Rome

Rome is a city like no other, though its status by the time of the fourteenth century was…

Profile of a City: Florence

Profile of a City: Florence

Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance and an early hub of artistic and architectural activity in the…

Art Notes

Painting Techniques of the Renaissance

Painters in the Renaissance employed several different techniques to create works. Here are a few of…

Notes on Florence

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was the major church in Florence in the Renaissance…

Orsanmichele

The Florentine building known as Orsanmichele was one of the most important places for sculpture in…

Painting

Titian’s Pastoral Concert

The great painting in the Louvre entitled the Pastoral Concert (also the Pastoral Symphony and the…

Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks

In April of 1483, the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception commissioned Leonardo to paint the Virgin…