Palazzo PittiFlorence, Italy
Works of Art in Palazzo Pitti
Remember a few general principles and you will find that the art of understanding art is much easier than you might magine
Make sure you always know an artist's real name, the one the artist actually used. It's a very useful tool for interpretation.
See Artemisia Gentileschi turned a biblical story into a lesson about art and reality
Find out why so many of Perugino's faces look alike
New revelations, as always, about one of the world's most famous portraits
The pose in this portrait by Raphael, with the head turned upwards and away, has been described as a type suggesting that the Pope's secretary is listening to or witnessing divine revelation.
Baudelaire's linking of Painting with cosmetics in the nineteenth century was not a novel idea, as long believed, but one with a very long history indeed
See how one artist identifies with another even if they are rivals
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