A personal voyage. (Site Aims.)
The site serves as an introduction into the art of the period but beyond this the aim is to encourage viewers to go and look at art in the real world.
Well…some works have a scale and power that can only be fully realised by seeing them live. Books (and websites) are fine, but it is live art that really fires the imagination.
We admire and marvel at reproductions of great works of art be it a painting, or sculpture or a building, however, to stand before these works and witness their awe-inspiring power is truly an unforgettable experience. Personal opinions of works that I have seen from Florence, Rome, Venice and the Vatican City feature on the site as does an attempt to describe some of the emotion I felt when viewing these masterpieces.
If you are looking for references, timelines, dates, or just enjoy great art, you will find that biographies of Italian Renaissance artists and historical details of the period are here at Italian Renaissance Art.