Tag Archives: Mannerism

The Mistresses of Fontainebleau

School of Fontainebleau | Diana the Huntress (oil on canvas, ca 1550, Louvre) and The Duchess of Villars and Gabrielle D’Estree (oil on canvas ca 1594, Louvre). The School of Fontainbleau (or École de Fontainebleau) occurred from ca. 1530 to … Continue reading

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El Greco? – It’s all Greek to me!

It is 500 years since El Greco, the Greek-born Spanish Renaissance artist and sculptor, originally named Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was born in Crete in 1541.  A keen artist, he travelled to Venice at the age of 26 years.  He then studied … Continue reading

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