Valentine’s Day Gift: take the love of your life to view Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from The Tate, London, on show at NGA until April 28, 2019
Only 37 when he died, Renaissance artist Raphael: The Lord of the Arts lived and intense rewarding life, while leaving ‘an indelible mark on the artistic world
The Greats: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, an exhibition now on show at the Art Gallery of NSW, spans 400 hundred years of world history
Janet Walker visits Masterpieces from the Hermitage at the National Gallery of Victoria, choosing her favourites from Catherine the Great’s legacy collection
The exhibition Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado will run from 16th May to the 31st August 2014 at the NGV International, Melbourne
Artist Cy Twombley’s great canopy of creativity in Le Louvre’s Salle des Bronze is a place of pilgrimage for American lovers of modern art since he died in 2011
Raphael’s Cartoons for tapestries for the Sistine Chapel were transported to Brussels to Pietr Van Aelst’s studio in Brussels where they were used by weavers.
From the 5th to the 15th centuries in Europe monastic orders and Christian mysticism flourished. Italy’s painter and architect Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael) (1483-1520), in a work known as the School of Athens (1508-1511) depicted the two worlds of Christianity and paganism facing each other as equals. The ‘pagan…