Art Historians Miss the Mark: Follow the Money Trail for Surprising Revelations About Renaissance Art
Marginalizing patrons or placing them out of sight feeds the illusion of art historians that Renaissance artists created their artworks in a romantic trance oblivious to the economic, political, social, theological, and personal factors that defined and constrained the creative process.
I was greeted by beautiful-bodied women, heroically muscled men and horses depicted with such beauty, grace and detail that I felt as if I was in the private room of a Renaissance aristocrat like a Medici or Lombard, or in the summer home of the Pope.
Titian The Flight into Egypt about 15067 Oil on canvas 206 x 336 cm Credit Line: The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
There is an undeniable magic to Italian Renaissance paintings, where fabric ripples with a supernatural grace, and hair cascades
Last week, I attended the press preview for the exhibition Rodarte: Fra Angelico Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).