When studying art history, we normally have two main veins we can use for research: the artist or the work itself. But what if you aren’t looking into a specific artist or art work? For my research, I’m typically looking at specific patrons and while they might have preferred one artist or another, there areContinue reading “Looking Outside of the Discipline by Taylor Curry”
This post is a continued discussion of Catherine de’ Medici. We’d recommend you read this post first before diving into this deeper discussion. NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES AND MEDIATING STATUS Catherine de’ Medici became a deeply engaged art collector and patron after her husband Henri’s death, when she occupied the positions of queen mother or queen regentContinue reading “Catherine de’ Medici’s Identities II”
Elite women of sixteenth-century France took advantage of their positions to become influential art patrons and collectors. Catherine de’ Medici (1519-1589) was one such woman.
This is the continuation of The Rejection of a Masterpiece Part 1. You should definitely go and read that first if you want to understand what I’m talking about!
This is part 1 of a two part discussion on Fragonard’s “Progress of Love.” I loved writing and researching this paper even though it is not a Renaissance work. I hope you guys enjoy it too! – Taylor
Hello everyone! This is definitely one of the more outrageous papers I have ever written. I will say, the footnotes are extremely important, so make sure to check them out. As always, comment for questions about sources or other questions/comments. -Taylor Psyche’s Second Task with a River God from the Sala di Psiche in the PalazzoContinue reading “Eroticism and Urination”
The Dukes of Burgundy had a long history of arts patronage that aided in shaping a powerful reputation for the dukedom. Flemish artists were brought to the court to create works for the members of the ducal family for generations and the influence of Flemish artists coming into France led to many artistic innovations. TheContinue reading “Pomp and Circumstance: The Book of Hours of Mary of Burgundy”
Jan van Eyck painted The Madonna with Canon van der Paele in 1436. The man in white is Joris van der Paele, a secular canon, who commissioned this work in 1434. In addition to Mary and Jesus, the figure on the left is St. Donatian, the patron saint of the church where the workContinue reading “Seeing is Believing”