The Benois Madonna, his abandoned Adoration of the Magi, the first (Louvre) version of the Virgin of the Rocks, and a Lady with an Ermine.
In the fourth circle, the avaricious and spendthrifts push boulders at one another. In the fifth are the wrathful and the miserable, steeped in the Stygian marsh.
In 1914, after a career painting the rich and famous, he became a war artist. For the next 4 years he showed what the Great War really looked like.
Royal portraits and history of the rich and famous – and a single gruesome work showing an episode now considered by some to be genocide.
Here, the rain comes down in sheets, with snow and large hailstones. First an encounter with the three-headed monster dog Cerberus, then a chat with an old acquaintance.
Many of the greatest and most important European works of art are painted on walls or ceilings. Explains secco, fresco, and how they influence the result.
Introduction to a series looking at different painting systems. Establishes how their key components are the support, ground, pigment, binder and diluent and explains terms.
Early paintings showing signs of what is to come: his Annunciation, portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci, and Madonna of the Carnation.
Live models for figures, landscape oil sketching in front of the motif, the sensuous nude, narratives with multiple readings, incredibly loose brushwork, and so much more than portraits.
The Second Circle of Hell, in which those whose sin was lust are blown by eternal storms. The story of Paolo and Francesca, and many wonderful paintings.