Author: Renaissance Art

renaissance-art: Albrecht Durer c. 1503 Three …

renaissance-art:

Albrecht Durer c. 1503

Three Studies of a Helmut

renaissance-art:   Albrecht Durer c. 1517 Knig…

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  Albrecht Durer c. 1517

Knight, Death, and the Devil

renaissance-art: Frans Floris c. 1560

renaissance-art:

Frans Floris c. 1560

The Fall of Man

jeannepompadour: Charles, Duke of Orléans and …

jeannepompadour:

Charles, Duke of Orléans and his wife Marie of Clèves, 1460-65

aleyma: Padlock locket, made in England, 1400-…

aleyma:

Padlock locket, made in England, 1400-64. The inscription reads: “de tout mon cuer” (with all my heart) (source).

Stefano da Verona c. 1410

Stefano da Verona

c. 1410

Madonna of the Rose Garden

english-history-trip: tzikeh: english-histor…

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Nicked from The Washington Post’s Style Invitational contest

This is one of the best Style Invitationals I’ve ever seen – right up there with The Hokey-Pokey as written by Shakespeare:

Story here (story about several Style Invitationals that have gone viral)

Never forget Jeff Brechlin’s fervid Hokey-Poke.

renaissance-art: “The early sixteenth century…

renaissance-art:

“The early sixteenth century was a time when prophecies were popular and prophets were confident: men and women puzzled over ancient rhymes which might (or might not) be held to have predicted such mighty topics such as the fall of Cardinal Wolsey, the split from Rome, and the dissolution of the monasteries. But no one ever predicted the King would marry six times and, if they had, he would not have believed it. Nor for that matter would any of his six queens have believed the various densities which lay in store for them, if predicted at birth: not one but two princesses were to die cast off; equally surprising, four women of modest enough birth were to become royal consorts; most astonishingly of all…two of these apparently unexceptional women were to die a traitor’s death.” Antonia Fraser, The Wives of Henry VIII.

Pictured in order: Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr

Jan Mandijn c. mid 16th century

Jan Mandijn c. mid 16th century

Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple (details)

Bronzino c.1543

Bronzino c.1543

Miracle of the Spring (detail)