It is enough to recall the names of Giorgione and Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, and it becomes clear what a bright and beautiful page in the art of the Renaissance was the painting of Venice. In a politically fragmented Italy, each city was an independent state, and its artistic culture had a special character, its own unique features. Historical destinies, social structure, natural conditions, way of life, everyday and cultural traditions determined the originality of the art of a particular center. Continue reading
Even those who are poorly versed in art, have heard of Dutch painting. But many people associate Dutch painting only with Rembrandt, sometimes Vermeer and Van Gogh, who was Dutch only by descent.
And Dutch painting is a bright and original page in world art, worthy of special mention. Especially when it comes to the Golden Age of Dutch painting. Continue reading