Masters of the High Renaissance

Separated by 2,000 kilometres and nearly 250 years, but united by a common birthday (today – 16 July) and a passion for a particular style of painting, today’s blog looks at artists Andrea del Sarto and Joshua Reynolds. Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) was a figure in the High Renaissance art movement.  He was around at […]

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Michelangelo’s statue of David

The work on one of the finest examples of Renaissance art, the statue of David, began in Florence 510 years ago. Although Michelangelo was only 26 years old then, it was decided to commission the creation of the Biblical figure to him. Michelangelo had already demonstrated his skills in the renowned Tondo Doni, but the […]

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