January 10, 2020

One of the most important early Baroque sculptors, Bernini is best known as the creator of the Ecstasy of St. Theresa sculpture.


While a major figure in the world of architecture, he was, also and even more prominently, the leading sculptor of his age, credited...

September 24, 2019

One of the most important early Renaissance sculptors, Ghiberti is best known as the creator of the bronze doors of the Baptistery of Florence.


The son of a goldsmith, in Florence, Italy, Lorenzo Ghiberti would become one of the most influential artists of the...

September 13, 2019

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (c. 1386 – 13 December 1466), better known as Donatello (Italian: [donaˈtɛllo]), was an Italian Renaissance sculptor from Florence. He studied classical sculpture and used this to develop a complete Renaissance style in sculpture, whose...

September 10, 2019

The School of Athens

Raffaello Sanzio (or Santi) da Urbino




Read and take notes:

(adapted from https://www.raphaelsanzio.org/biography.html)

  • Raphael was one of the finest draftsmen in the history of Western art, and used drawings extensively to plan h...

November 29, 2017

Helen Frankenthaler was among the most influential artists of the mid-twentieth century. Introduced early in her career to major artists such as Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline (and Robert Motherwell, whom she later married), Frankenthaler was influenced by Abstract Ex...

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