The Limburg brothers – Paul, Jean and Ehrman – were miniature painters of the 14th-15th centuries. By common labor-intensive work, they managed to create one of the most beautiful illustrated books of the late Gothic period – “The Luxurious Hourly Book of the Duke of Berry”.
The magnificent oracle of the Duke of Berry is one of the most famous medieval illustrated manuscripts.
The early period of the late Middle Ages is controversial: it accounts for the largest epidemic (plague) and the longest war of that time. Towards the end of the era, the population of Europe declined several times. However, at the same time, there was a significant upsurge of culture, which in many respects formed the foundation of modern art. Continue reading
Historians agree that the Renaissance arose in Italy (several theories have been put forward explaining why this period began in Italy). The wealth of Italy increased significantly XIV-XVI centuries. Favorable geographical position, access to the sea, own port, political and economic stability, coupled with the ability to withstand external pressure, the active development of trade relations with Europe, Asia, the East – all this created fertile ground for prosperity and the beginning of the Renaissance in Italy. Favorable conditions led to the opening of local art schools, to building up talents in various fields of culture, science, literature, philosophy, etc. In addition, in the late Middle Ages Italy consisted of city states that had a certain degree of political freedom. It allowed to achieve artistic and academic progress Continue reading
Monumental painting – painting on architectural structures and other stationary foundations. The main technique of monumental painting is a mural, which, together with mosaics and stained glass, is more often called monumental and applied art.
The tradition of painting walls and ceilings dates back to time immemorial. Traces of culture to decorate your home with objects of art reach us since the time of the Paleolithic. Often they had sacred and ritual meaning. Numerous cave paintings have survived to this day and have been sources of inspiration for artists for many subsequent centuries.
Studying the history of ancient cultures, we everywhere meet with monuments of monumental painting. They not only give us artistic pleasure, but Continue reading