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Trace Bradley

Trace is an amateur painter who turned her hobby into a lovely obsession. She is keen to learn everything about the most famous artworks ever created and aims to apply their techniques to her works. She documents her findings on Art-Facts to help you understand every aspect of paintings and other forms of art and gets back to her easel shortly after.

Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror by Parmigianino – 8 Facts

Being born when the High Renaissance was getting into full swing in the early 16th century wasn’t a present for aspiring artists. The predominant feeling was that everything in art history was already accomplished by Renaissance artists, and who were they to blame, right? This was the motif for Mannerist artists to exaggerate the harmonious …

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The Entombment by Michelangelo – Top 8 Facts

One of the most amazing facts about many artists from the Renaissance is that they excelled in various fields. Even more fascinating is that many of them produced amazing works of art at the same time. This brief period in art history happened in the early 16th century and is known as the High Renaissance. …

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La Scapigliata by Leonardo Da Vinci – Top 8 Facts

Although the attribution of this small painting is contested by some of the most prominent art historians in the world, it bears all characteristics of the style of a famous Italian artist. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a procrastinator whose busy mind often got in the way of completing work. He certainly regretted this when …

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La Velata by Raphael – Top 8 Facts

One of the greatest Italian artists in history was also one of the three most famous masters of the High Renaissance. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520) can be described as the embodiment of the Renaissance period. The famous artist was also one of the first superstars of his time. Raphael’s early death in 1520 at …

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Top 10 Famous Wassily Kandinsky Paintings

This Russian artist received an art education in Odessa when he was a child, but he still decided to study law and economics at the University in Moscow. Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) never lost his fascination for art and more specifically color, and this led him to pursue a career as an artist by moving to …

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The Conversation by Henri Matisse – Top 8 Facts

The first decade of the 20th century marked the definitive breakthrough for a French artist who played a major role in the development of modern art. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) developed a very colorful style as the leading figure of Les Fauves or “Wild Beasts” but later adjusted his style following extended travels abroad. One of …

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Bathsheba at her Bath by Rembrandt – Top 8 Facts

Bathing women have been a popular subject for artists since the Renaissance, but very few painters managed to capture this intimate moment the way that this Dutch artist did. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is sometimes referred to as the greatest artist in history and he certainly influenced a lot of painters of future generations. One …

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Top 10 Famous Bronzino Paintings

The first two decades of the 16th century marked the High Renaissance, a period in history when multiple talented Renaissance artists produced works of art. Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-1572), better known by his nickname “Bronzino,” was born at the start of it and was surely influenced by painters who worked n his native Florence. The …

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Top 10 Famous Yellow Paintings

Yellow is a color that literally breathes optimism and joy. It’s related to sunshine which conveys a sense of positivism. Artists have used yellow for these purposes, especially works in which they want to highlight good vibes. One of the most prominent artists who used yellow was Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), a man who went …

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Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time by Bronzino – Top 8 Facts

This Italian artist was born during the first couple of years of the High Renaissance, a time when multiple extremely talented artists converged. Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-1572) is better known by his nickname “Bronzino” and was a Mannerist artist. This was the period in art history that followed the High Renaissance. He worked for large …

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