Travelling with art

  • The active researcher undertaking a long-term survey of the various depictions of Christ on the cross throughout the history of art [...] should expect many surprises....

  • Solemnly posed, arms open and raised, gaze fixed on the highest priest, golden halo, blue maphorion fringed with gold which will distinguish her for eternity....

  • Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558) is an immensely important, even if rather unknown, figure among Martin Luther’s most faithful collaborators....

  • During some restoration works in the former Franciscan church in Cuernavaca, Mexico mural paintings were discovered under coats of painting....

  • Federico Barocci, born in Urbino in 1535 to a Lombard family, is among the key proponents of Mannerism, along with Correggio and Caravaggio, in the period of the Counter-Reformation....

  • Martin (Leuven, 1534 or 1535 – Frankfurt am Main, 1612) was the younger brother of Lucas Van Valkenborch, noted for his depiction of the Tower of Babel, held by the Louvre....

  • Macao has been Portuguese territory from approximately 1555 until 1999 when it was handed over to China. Situated at about an hour boat-ride from Hong-Kong this small peninsula used to be an important trading post......

  • The presence of the porticos in Bologna often makes it difficult to distinguish the religious buildings from each other. In particular, the Oratory of Saint Cecilia would be impossible to find today......

  • Crossing the threshold of the Chora Church means entering into a world of dazzling beauty. Your gaze will spontaneously rise up to contemplate the walls covered in mosaics and frescos....

  • The recent exhibition dedicated to James Tissot at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris (23 June – 13 September 2020) fills just a single hall with artist’s creations devoted to biblical subjects....