Italian Renaissance

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Dante’s dazzle: was the ineffable light described in the Divine Comedy the inspiration for Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings of Heaven?

Art historian Martin Kemp turns his focus onto the Italian author's interest in the failure of sight when confronted with Empyrean splendours

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Saints and stories: vast book reveals the history of the Renaissance altarpiece

This in-depth survey suggests that the development of Italian church altarpieces can be understood through the themes of "icon" and "narrative"

Is Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci? Amid the current flurry of ill-informed controversies, let us turn to the science

Can the leaked Louvre book give us the final word on the much-maligned painting that we all need?

As Italy’s museums reopen, visitors flock for last chance to see reunited Bologna masterpiece broken up 300 years ago

Last week of once in a lifetime exhibition displaying the Griffoni Polyptych—a 16-piece panel painting dating from 1472—at Bologna’s Palazzo Fava

Disarming new findings on Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi

The Louvre’s examination of the picture and independent analysis suggest blessing hand and arm were not part of the artist’s original concept

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Master of the putti: instructive book explores Albrecht Dürer's obsession with the little cherubs

Survey including 91 illustrations shows how the artist used the winged gods prolifically in his work

Cultural love-in between Italy and Russia sets ‘soft power’ alarm bells ringing

Growing unease as the special relationship between the two countries gains momentum during the Covid-19 crisis

The full-colour beauty of the recently restored Catherine de’ Medici tapestries is revealed in this catalogue

Vibrant illustrations are accompanied by essays that discuss the history, creation and purpose of the textile works

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Book on Bellini proves more philosophical than art historical

Scholarly analysis of 15th-century Venetian painter aims to bring his work into the 21st century

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This was the most prolific year for Leonardo scholarship in history—here is a detailed guide to the best books

At least 250 volumes in European languages have been published in 2019, the year that saw the world commemorate 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci's death

The story of how a Renaissance papal librarian took up residence in New England is uncovered in this book

The authors explain who Tommaso Inghirami was and how the first painting by Raphael came to the US

Pioneering Renaissance artists Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana are united for Prado show

Exhibition in Madrid will include more than 60 works by the two painters and will “break the idea of small works being clichés of female artists”

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Back to scuola: book series provides accessible introduction to Italian and Northern Renaissance art

The five volumes offer a range of perspectives and chronological breadth for budding scholars of the field

Leonardo at the Louvre: an exclusive first look at this year's biggest blockbuster

We reveal the research and science behind the monograph exhibition exploring the Renaissance painter's artistic evolution

As Prado becomes hub for Fra Angelico works, new show builds on museum's exceptional collection

Paintings by Florentine artist at Madrid institution are beautifully and sensitively displayed alongside an impressive range of works in other media

Giovanni da Rimini's images of religious splendour shine in the National Gallery

A Renaissance masterpiece is unveiled, but its mystery remains unsolved

From Raphael to Tiepolo: Three centuries of Italian masterpieces come together at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The decadent show includes works from the Budapest Museum of Dine Arts, and is open until 4 August

A rare homecoming for Leonardo in Milan

“The Lady with the Ermine” arrives in the city as part of its Italian tour

Accused of being a fascist artist after World War II, famous yet neglected, Mantegna now gets his major show

Nicholas Penny talks to the exhibition organiser David Landau about his all-embracing view of one of the greatest Renaissance artists

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