A timeline of milestone paintings, first surviving examples of the achievements of the Italian Renaissance, from 1320-1596.
From about 1530, painting started to change. Brushstrokes became visible, anatomy exaggerated, composition less balanced and ideal. First Mannerism, then came the Baroque.
How rendering of the surface texture of fabrics changed during the southern Renaissance, and new techniques were exported to the north.
Her legends are confusing, but make no significant mention of music. So how did she become patron saint of music and musicians?
Since the decline of egg tempera and fresco in the Renaissance, oil paints have predominated. They rely on drying oils as their binder, which give them longevity and versatility.
The advent of wet-in-wet, canvas supports, fewer layers, impasto, and visible brushstrokes.
Why did it take over 300 years to solve a compositional problem, and tell such a simple story?
Was painterly style a Venetian phenomenon, or was it more widespread in the early sixteenth century?