Top 10 Turbulent Facts About Caravaggio

Very few people in the history of art have made such a profound impact as this Italian painter of the Baroque period. He developed a unique style that has influenced the likes of Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velázquez, and Rembrandt, to name just a few of the renowned artists that admired his work. Let’s take … Read more

Miracle Of The Slave By Tintoretto – Top 8 Facts

The early years of Jacopo Robusti (1518-1594), better known by the nickname he received as a little boy “Tintoretto,” are somewhat of a mystery. He was born and raised in Venice, Italy and his nickname refers to his father’s profession, a dyer or “tintore,” which means he wasn’t born into a rich family. He didn’t … Read more

Venus Italica By Antonio Canova – Top 8 Facts

Even though Antonio Canova (1757-1822) is considered to be one of the most famous Neoclassical artists in history, he managed to develop his style. This was a unique mix of the cold and austere works from antiquity and the dramatic works created by Baroque artists. This unique approach turned him into one of the most … Read more

Consequences Of War By Peter Paul Rubens – Top 10 Facts

What better way to make a statement than painting a dramatic work depicting the horrors of war, right? That’s exactly what Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), one of the most renowned artists of the Baroque period, must have thought during the late 1630s when he created a work known as “Consequences of War.” Let’s take a … Read more

Diana and Actaeon By Titian – Top 12 Facts

One of the greatest collections of paintings created by renowned Renaissance artist of the Venetian School Tiziano Vecelli (1488-1576), better known by his nickname “Titian,” depicts various mythological scenes. One of these has changed hands quite a bit since it was completed in the 16th century and was sold for an incredible amount of money … Read more

The Disrobing Of Christ By El Greco – Top 10 Facts

The Greek-born painter of the Spanish late Renaissance named Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541-1614), better known by his nickname “El Greco,” moved quite a bit during his younger years. He left his home, the Kingdom of Candia which is modern-day Crete, and moved to the Republic of Venice during his twenties. Following a brief period in Rome, … Read more

David By Gian Lorenzo Bernini – Top 12 Facts

Various renowned sculptors over the centuries have depicted one of the most popular Biblical heroes, David. The Statue of David (1501-1504) created by Michelangelo is definitely the most famous one, but Donatello also created a Statue of David (1440s) that caused quite a stir. These magnificent sculptures created in the early 16th and 15th centuries … Read more

The Dresden Triptych By Jan Van Eyck – Top 12 Facts

One of the smallest, yet delicate paintings in the oeuvre of Renowned Flemish Early-Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck consists of more than just one panel and features a remarkable surprise as well. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about the Dresden Triptych by van Eyck, a … Read more

The Waterseller Of Seville By Diego Velázquez – Top 10 Facts

The unmistakable talent of the Spanish painter of the Baroque period Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) was already pretty clear when he completed his first works. One of the most remarkable works of his initial period in his hometown in southern Spain is called “The Waterseller of Seville.” Let’s take a closer look at some of the … Read more