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The “Vitruvian Man” presupposes, with enough effort, idealism can be achieved in human reality.
In the distance, lightning strikes. What does it mean? Poetic and evocative, this painting invites interpretation.
Brotherhoods lent stability to religious and civic life. These wealthy institutions also commissioned paintings.
This personal image was destined for Titian’s tomb, but he may also appear in it as St. Jerome.
Veronese described himself as a painter of figures. Judging by the throng depicted here, he clearly enjoyed it.
With its decorative marble and golden light, this space looks a lot like San Marco. Shall we? St. Francis beckons.
This painting was once criticized for its loose, open brushwork—a hallmark of Tintoretto’s style we now admire.
Asked to explain his art to the Inquisition, Veronese claimed that painters, like madmen, enjoyed poetic license.