3. Giotto's masterpieces in the Scrovegni Chapel are amazing paintings of the Gospel and the life of Christ. It, however, is given new meaning when assembled back to back all over the chapel walls and ceiling.
It's About Time
Early peoples created Myths, when they could not explain how or why things happened - from their own emotions to Nature. Traditional historians rely on man's written & drawn records to interpret past progress & myths. Archaeologists' science & artifacts form the basis of our knowledge of prehistorical civilizations, most of which seem to be in Africa, Europe, & Asia. We don't know much about ancient cultures here in North America, but we need to.
Hieronymus Bosch: The Very First Heavy Metal Artist
If you think being an artist is tough in modern times imagine what it was like in the 1400s? You have to imagine that it is especially difficult for someone painting the bizarre, fantastic, morbid and horrifying images that are common to us today. Then for those of you who do not know him, please […]
Andrea Mantegna, San Zeno Altarpiece
Andrea Mantegna, San Zeno Altarpiece, 1456-59, oil on panel, 212 x 460 cm / 83 x 180 inches, commissioned by the Benedictine Abbot, Gregorio Correr (Basilica of San Zeno, Verona) Learn More on Smarthistory