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

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

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

The Barque of Dante by Eugène Delacroix – Top 10 Facts

It’s hard to deny the fact that renowned 19th-century painter Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) had a big stake in the transition from the ideals of the Neoclassical artists to those of the artists of the Romantic School. This is exemplified by the first painting of significant importance by the artist known as “The Barque of Dante,” … Read more

Woman Holding A Balance By Vermeer – Top 10 Facts

Delicate works of art that depict authentic domestic scenes from the 17th century, often intertwined with mysterious symbolism. That kind of sums up the oeuvre of Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). The painting described in this article pretty much exemplifies all of these qualities. Let’s take a closer look at some of the … Read more

The Deposition By Raphael – Top 10 Facts

It wasn’t every day that Raphael Sanzio received a commission to commemorate a man who was brutally murdered, but when he did, he did whatever he could to turn it into a masterpiece. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at a painting entitled “The Deposition,” one of the most remarkable works in the … Read more