Although it was Leon Battista Alberti, in the southern Renaissance, who first developed the subject of composition in […]
Horizon, planes of foreground, middle distance and background, repoussoir and framing, rhythm, reflections and panoramas – examples of compositional techniques.
Miniature landscape views embedded in more conventional paintings were not uncommon during the Renaissance, before landscape was established as a genre.
An overview and contents of the articles outlining the history of the Italian Renaissance, centred on paintings from Florence.
A timeline of milestone paintings, first surviving examples of the achievements of the Italian Renaissance, from 1320-1596.
It was the patrons who funded, enabled, and occasionally directed the movement towards realism and secular subjects, and developed the genres.
Considers what exactly changed in painting in the Renaissance, and when we can establish as those dates, compared with literature, for example.
The way that distant hills fade in contrast, detail and colour, and how their hue shifts towards cooler colours. From Antonello (1475) to Thomas Girtin.
Reading and the book in paintings from 1235 to 1849, a period in which they were mainly associated with religious devotion.
The story of landscape paintings which are dominated by the sky, from the Dutch Golden Age to Surrealism.