Did Antonello da Messina learn to paint with oils in Flanders, and bring back a revolution to Italy?
A detailed look at the materials and technique in van Eyck’s mature works, and those of Lucas Cranach the Elder.
The late Middle Ages saw many more frescoes and panel paintings survive, and tell stories in greater detail.
I have several times written that early western painting, until the late Renaissance, not uncommonly incorporated multiple copies […]
His final frescoes were an inspiration to Michelangelo and others in the Renaissance, and include one of the greatest paintings in Europe.
The first few years of his short career, in which he modelled faces and clothes to bring volume, and started perspective projection.
The importance of perspective in Western painting is hotly debated, but there is no doubt that is has brought about very visible change.
His “Mystic Nativity” is a real mystery painting. Here some of its puzzles are explained.
Japanese painting remained traditional during the country’s long isolation. But where are accounts of its eventual renaissance?
One of the most famous paintings of the Italian Renaissance, and one of the later huge works in egg tempera, its interpretation remains controversial.