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Brand your identity carefully

It’s just human nature. Either people get it right or not, like it or not, to other people, your outer appearance is primarily what they see and judge before they get to know “your inner character and abilities”. 172 more words

Mannerism and the Baroque


In the wake of the Renaissance, an artistic style called mannerism developed. The Renaissance was a period of such amazing masterpieces that subsequent artists thought that nothing they could create would be able to surpass them. 76 more words


The Pleasure Palace - Palazzo del Te

October 26, 2016

The Gonzaga Pleasure Palace – Palazzo del Te, Mantua

The Gonzaga family took control of Mantua in the 14th century. Isabella d’Este, married Francesco II Gonzaga in 1490 when she was sixteen years old. 1,922 more words

A tale of two Cultural Cities

The very concept of what constitutes culture arouses a fair bit of discussion even in my office, not least as one of my colleagues originally hails from Hull. 653 more words


A Review of 'Beyond Caravaggio' at the National Gallery, London.

Known for his dramatic lighting and the intense illusionistic quality of his painting, Caravaggio’s great artistic achievements were celebrated among his contemporaries. Renewed modern-day interest means countless shows have been staged and much ink spilt over the notorious bad-boy of Italian seventeenth-century painting. 854 more words

Beyond Caravaggio