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So Painting. Very Doge.

Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan
– Giovanni Bellini
Completed in 1501
Oil on panel
Displayed in the National Gallery in London

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Lovely People

Last weekend my mama and I had a massive moving sale to try and get rid of a bunch of stuff, so we wouldn’t have to move it down to our new house. 513 more words

Thomas Gainsborough's 'Showbox' Paintings

On the 2nd of August 1788, English painter Thomas Gainsborough died in London at the age of 61. One of the most unusual artworks created by the artist, now on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is his experimental showbox with his back-lit landscapes painted in oils on glass, which allowed them to be changed and viewed like slides. 650 more words

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A medieval jewel in Tarquinia: Santa Maria di Castello

After discovering so much about Etruscan history at Rome’s Villa Giulia, I decided it was time to visit Tarquinia in northern Lazio, one of the twelve original cities of the “Etruscan League” confederation of settlements (formed around 600 BC). 367 more words

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Feeling classy

Lady with an Ermine
– Leonardo da Vinci
Completed in 1496
High Renaissance style
Oil on wood panel
Displayed in the Czartoryski Museum in Poland

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Art Quiz #4

How are these two images related to each other?

The answer is coming tomorrow, as an update to this post, or the moment the correct answer is offered!

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