Renaissance

Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/25/2020 - 00:00
To pay homage to Raphael on the 500th anniversary of his death, here’s a walking itinerary in the center of Rome to visit the places that contain his works or…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 03/03/2020 - 06:18
Hailed as the biggest ever exhibition entirely devoted to Raphael, “Raffaello” is scheduled to open at Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale on March 5, despite…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:00
More than just a ‘bathroom’, Cosimo de’ Medici’s so-called Comodo, located inside Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, has been restored, as part of the ‘Florence I…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 11/03/2017 - 09:30
[Ducal Palace, Urbino.] Artists have been inspired by the landscapes of Le Marche for centuries, from Piero della Francesca and Raphael to Perugino, Bramante…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/09/2017 - 04:00
[The Rape of Ganymede sculpture hanging in the Tribuna room inside Palazzo Grimani. Photo Credit: Jeff Hirsch.] Too often, tourists in Venice limit their…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:00
It is one of the early Italian Renaissance’s most notable buildings, yet the Certosa di Pavia is not as well-known as other monuments from the same era. A real…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00
[Image: Initial E: Saint John the Evangelist, Master B.F., early 16th century] Whether you are in the Los Angeles area or in Italy, do not miss the chance to…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:20
The beautiful Michelozzo Library at the Museum of San Marco in Florence has reopened. This Renaissance architectural gem, commissioned by Cosimo de’ Medici in…
Culture
by John Bensalhia | Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:40
Standing the test of time, the architecture of the Renaissance invokes a sense of grandeur and majesty. John Bensalhia looks at both the influence and the…
Culture
by John Bensalhia | Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:08
Music to the ears? John Bensalhia looks at the styles, instruments and composers of the Renaissance age. (Read Part 1 - Introduction and Overview here; Part 2…