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    Primevera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most popular paintings by the artist. Another famous art work by the artist is Birth of Venus. It was commissioned by the Medici family. The painting has comprised Greek mythological gods and goddesses at one place. Their placement and convergence in the painting has made many critics and reviewers to come up with the theories and hypothesizes about what the painting really means. Thus, the painting is in the list of some of the most talked and wrote about painting with other paintings like Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Setting It is an orange-grove. In classical art, orange trees are, allegedly, considered as divine or sacred. We can see the ripe oranges in the trees […]

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Mona Lisa has been described as the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world. The prominent reasons for its fame varies from its well-known renaissance creator Leonardo da Vinci, his then-new technique called Sfumato developed by the same artist and the most prominent reason of all being the mystery of depicted woman’s smile. Who Painted Mona Lisa Renowned as a genius in the world, who made many unbelievable inventions, Leonardo da Vinci painted Mona Lisa using his self-invented Sfumato technique, one of the four canonical painting modes of the renaissance. His other known creations are The Last Supper (a Fresco), Vitruvian Man (a drawing) and Virgin of the Rocks. Know more about him here. Mona […]

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  The Assumption of the Virgin (or Assanta in Italian) by Titian is the considerably the best production of the holy instance of assumption by any artist. It is an altarpiece and hangs in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice. It is one of the important churches in Venice and is solely dedicated to The Assumption. The church also holds possession on other big art pieces such as St. John the Baptist by Donatello and Pesaro Madonna by Titian. The Assumption was completed in 1518 after two years of work and ranks among Titian’s finest works. The Assumption of Mother Mary The Assumption is said to be the end of the Mother Mary’s earthly life. After that she was taken to the […]

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