The explorations of Emperor Rudolf II

Art Jan 23, 2018

The explorations of Emperor Rudolf II

by Jeff Michael Hammond

The strides in Western culture that took place around the 16th century are all too often associated with the Italian Renaissance, but other centers of learning in Europe deserve equal attention. Of note is Prague, where Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor from the ...

The textural flair of Tiziano Vecellio

Art Feb 7, 2017

The textural flair of Tiziano Vecellio

by Jeff M. Hammond

Bold in color and expressive in texture, the works of Venetian painters have their own distinctive place within Renaissance art. Taking the lead was Titian (1488/90 -1576), who became official painter to the Venetian Republic, and whose fame spread across the Europe of his ...

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 7, 2017

'The Baroque in Western European Art'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 8-March 28 The Baroque period began during the late 16th century, after the Protestant Reformation led to the Roman Catholic Church feeling a need to reassert itself through grandeur imagery and architecture. The artistic style, often more figurative, dynamic and large scale, later spread ...

The colorful combination of power and art

Art Aug 9, 2016

The colorful combination of power and art

by C.B. Liddell

Each part of Italy has its own character, but Venice has always been something special and unique. While much of Italy was reduced to insignificant statelets, for much of the peninsula's history Venice was quite the reverse. It projected power far across the Mediterranean ...