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Santa Maria Novella: magnificent stained-glass windows and Neo-gothic style of Florence

It was today, 18th February that Florence celebrates the death anniversary of Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici.
Thanks to it, there (still?!) is free entry in several museums… 269 altre parole


Christmas In Art

The Nativity of Jesus has been a major subject of Christian art since the 4th century. The artistic depictions of the Nativity or birth of… 161 altre parole


The Model Mother- Ghirlandaio's Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni

Fig. 1. Domenico Ghirlandaio, Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni, 1488, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.

Pregnancy was a dangerous event in the life of a fifteenth-century Florentine patrician woman. 2.377 altre parole

7. Columbus' Mother and the Werewolf

They had no idea at all when they restored the painting, but in Ghirlandaio’s ‘An Old Man and his Grandson’, they were looking at a werewolf. 1.252 altre parole


Public versus private in Renaissance Florence: Sarah Dunant's Birth of Venus

Sarah Dunant’s first series of Renaissance novels (written between 2003- 2009)  resulted in a triptych of writings on the experiences of Renaissance women, from a Venetian Courtesan ( 1.232 altre parole