"With my heart I kiss your Ladyship’s hand, since I cannot with my lips" – Pietro Bembo in a letter to Lucretia Borgia (locks of Lucretia’s golden hair preserved in the Ambrosiana in Milan)
Portrait of Sir Thomas Wyatt. 1540-42. Hans Holbein the younger. German 1497-1543. oil/panel.
Judith and Holofernes
Bronze, height 236 cm (without base)
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1524
The Hours of Giangaleazzo Visconti (“Visconti Hours”) commissioned by the ruler of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, in Italy in the late 14th century.
This is one of the most amazing and delightful things I’ve ever seen.
Mr. Giovannino dei Grassi, I praise you.
(Source: goodbyeworldhellomoon, via )
Donatello, La Vierge et l’Enfant, 1440 ca.
St George and the Princess
Tempera on canvas, 349 x 305 cm
Museo del Duomo, Ferrara
Triptych of the Virgin of Montserrat, Bartolome Bermejo. Spanish Early Renaissance Painter, ( ca.1405-1498)
St. George Slaying the Dragon
Book of Hours, in Latin
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1450
Illuminated by the Master of Jean Chevrot
The Master of Jean Chevrot was named after the frontispieces he painted in a two-volume manuscript (today in Brussels) of St. Augustine’s City of God that was made in 1445 for Bishop Jean Chevrot of Tournai. The Chevrot Master had firsthand knowledge of the art of Jan van Eyck, having collaborated with him on the Turin-Milan Hours, an infamous manuscript that took seven artistic campaigns and over fifty years to complete (partially destroyed; the surviving portion is in Turin). Especially Eyckian is the Chevrot Master’s attention to detail, as seen in George’s armor, the birds in the sky, and the dragon’s genitals.
The Morgan Library
Queen of Swords
Bonifacio Bembo or family
Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards
Italy, Milan, ca. 1450
The Morgan Library
Giovanni Bellini, Predella of Pisaro Altarpiece, 1471-74, Musei Civici, Pesaro