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Renaissance art: When the largest altarpiece in Venice was unveiled

May 19, On This Day Titian’s elevation to mastery Over 5 centuries ago on this day — May 19, 1518 — Italian Renaissance artist Titian’s masterpiece, the Assumption of the Virgin or Frari Assumptio, was unveiled as a large altarpiece panel at the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari or Frari church in Venice....


From the trinity of High Renaissance art

April 6, On This Day Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter and architect Raphael forms the traditional trinity of great masters of the High Renaissance, a historically iconic period for classical Western art. Interestingly he was both born on and died on April 6, and lived a short 37 years from 1483...