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Man in nature in 17th century Netherlands Landscape painting in the netherlands in the 17th century is fascinating for many things, but certainly one of them is the balance between […]

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The Nature of Nature

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One of the fundamental shifts that occurred with the emergence of Renaissance thought out of the medieval period was the growing focus on the natural world.

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Rembrandt and Caravaggio: 

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It is interesting to speculate whether the art of Caravaggio – so stunning in its inventiveness and iconoclasm – would have matured into something more profound with age,

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Who is the Greatest?

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The question “Who was the greatest artist ever?” is a kind of idle speculation, an exercise for art lovers.

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The Perils of Perspective

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Nothing more fully epitomizes the character of Italian Renaissance art than the development of mechanical perspective and its application to painting. 

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The Demystification of Religion

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by Peter Barnett One of the fundamental shifts which marks the movement out of the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance was the humanization of religion, clearly seen in the […]

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