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venus rising: and no boyfriend in sight

She was the perfect beauty. Beloved of prince and painter, Simonetta Vespucci was the Renaissance ideal. … The visage of a ravishing, young woman appears again and again in the art of Sandro Botticelli, Early Italian Renaissance painter. It is … Continue reading

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PERSPECTIVE ON A VANISHING POINT: THE MATHEMATICS OF OBSESSION

“It was said of Uccello that the discovery of perspective had so impressed him that he spent nights and days drawing objects in foreshortening, and setting himself ever new problems. His fellow artists used to tell that he was so … Continue reading

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BRONZE SCULPTURE: ALCHEMIST CONSOLATION PRIZE

The Gates of Hell on which Auguste Rodin worked for two decades,is presently among twenty bronzes ¬†outside in the Sculpture Garden of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Designed by Robert Mittelstadt, the concept seeks to evoke the spirit … Continue reading

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walk on gilted splinters

Philip the Bold, youngest of King John II’s four brothers and his father’s favorite, was robust, but dark complexioned and certanly not handsome. He had marked features and a jutting chin, which persisted among his distant descendants as the Hapsburg … Continue reading

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BLUE RIBBON BRONZE

The ancient marvels of bronze casting and sculpture could not be matched by medieval man. But, they were seen by Donatello, the sculptor who., like Ghiberti, bestrides the opening decades of the Renaissance. ¬†It was Donatello who created for the … Continue reading

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