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A soldier saint in Renaissance Florence.
Whatever his character failings and political misdeeds as king, King Charles I was undoubtedly a great collector and connoisseur of art.
Throughout the colonial period, this reproductive medium allowed for the wide circulation of images to a broad public, creating a shared religious and political culture.
A portrait of the cultivated, but deeply flawed, politically inept, and unlucky King Charles I, who ended his days beheaded on a scaffold.
The protest is always the way those who are voiceless speak.
Despite obstacles, women became exceptional artists in the Renaissance
The original Ghetto, on a small Venetian island, hides Renaissance era synagogues of startling beauty
Patrons mattered during the renaissance. Find out why.
The contrast between the dark menswear and the ornate womenswear of the 19th century helped to cast women as accessories of their fathers or husbands.
Each element of Charles II's dress conveys his status and wealth, as well as a masculine ideal.
A portrait that celebrated Francis Xavier, the “Apostle of Japan” whose mission had inaugurated the Japanese Catholic Church.
The ritual this was made for was enacted in fields the Inka owned — in the Chancay lands they had conquered.