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The church of San Sebastiano, Mantua by Leon Battista Alberti. Magnificent example of the early Renaissance architecture in ItalyIn terms of architectural styles, there are few breaks as dramatic as that between the forms of architecture found in antiquity and

The Story Behind Raphael's Masterpiece 'The School of Athens'It is hard to imagine that the Italian Renaissance, an age of new ideas and enlightenment, took most of its inspiration from the world of Greek and Roman antiquity. Searching for a return

Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy - a renaissance masterpiece of literature that left a legacY It is hard to quantify just how much of an impact Dante’s The Divine Comedy had on Renaissance Italy and beyond. Touted as one of the greatest poets

Michelangelo's David of Florence - The Iconic Statue That Will Take Your Breath Away One of the most recognizable works of art in the entire world, Michelangelo’s David Statue is as emblematic of Florence and the Italian Renaissance as it is

Building an Architectural Masterpiece: Donato Bramante’s St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City - History and FactsA landmark in a city filled with architectural wonders of the world, the Vatican stands out among the Eternal City’s attractions as the palace of

Details and facts about emblematic renaissance paintings - deep dive into Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of VenusA massive painting that is often noted for its unabashed display of beauty and grandeur, the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli tells us as

A revolutionary architectural masterpiece - The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore build by Filippo Brunelleschi in FlorenceThe competition between the major cities during the Italian Renaissance resulted in some of the world’s most breathtaking architecture. Florence is chief among

The Humors (Comedy) and Their Meaning Applied to Venetian Carnival MasksThe Venetian masks often associated with the Carnival of Venice in Venice, Italy, have a longer cultural history than many people know. Derived from the “art of comedy” or Commedia

An Overview of the Types of Venetian Carnival MasksThe Carnival of Venice is one of Europe’s oldest and most well-known traditions.Venetian masks, associated with the carnival and the city alike, are iconic representations of this event that now draws tourists

What Materials Were the First Masksat The Venice Carnival Made Out Of?An equally subversive and individualistic expression of identity, the masks associated with the famous carnival of Venice, Italy each have a different meaning and background associated with them though