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Roman wall painting – Ancient Rome

By |2019-05-03T10:20:49-07:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

First Style Roman wall painting (now in the Louvre) Wall painting in ancient Rome There was also a lot of wall painting to decorate the walls of houses during this time. Art historians sometimes divide the wall painting of the first century AD into four different styles. That's because of the many different styles [...]

Perugino – medieval Italian painter

By |2017-08-01T08:03:49-07:00August 1st, 2017|History|

Perugino's selfie Perugino means "a man from Perugia," and that's where Perugino grew up, in Perugia in northern Italy. It was just at the end of the Middle Ages. Perugino was about the same age as Leonardo da Vinci. The two teenagers probably were apprentices in the same painter's workshop in Florence. But by the time Perugino [...]

Cimabue – Giotto’s teacher – Medieval art

By |2019-04-04T04:41:14-07:00July 31st, 2017|Art, Medieval|

The painter Cimabue's Madonna and Jesus, in Louvre Museum, Paris Who was Cimabue? The painter Cimabue (really Cenno di Pepe, but people call him Cimabue) was born in Florence, Italy, around 1240 AD, in the Middle Ages. More about Florence Medieval art All our Middle Ages articles Cimabue's mosaics Cimabue (chee-MA-boo-ay) worked in and around [...]

The Duomo in Florence, Italy

By |2019-05-18T21:24:42-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

The Duomo in Florence (cathedral) Why did Florence want a new cathedral? The Republic of Florence started to plan this cathedral in the late 1200s AD, when Dante was growing up, to replace the old cathedral from about 500 AD that was too small and old. Medieval Florence Who was Dante? The Florence baptistery Medieval architecture All our medieval Europe articles They [...]

Minoan and Mycenaean Greek painting

By |2018-04-22T10:38:25-07:00July 2nd, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Dolphin fresco, Knossos, Crete (about 1500 BC) Although people in Northern Europe were doing cave paintings tens of thousands of years earlier, the first paintings from Greece are not until the Late Bronze Age, about 1700 BC. They come from the island of Crete, where the Minoans lived. Minoan people created these paintings [...]

Painting a fresco – Ancient Egypt project

By |2019-06-16T19:43:44-07:00June 10th, 2017|Art, Crafts, Egypt|

Fresco painting project: Egyptian fresco painting Ancient art project: Want to make your own fresco painting? This fresco painting project is pretty straightforward. Start by getting some plaster of Paris at an art store. What is fresco painting? Ancient Egyptian art All our ancient Egypt articles Plan out your painting Then draw out [...]

What is fresco painting? History of Art

By |2019-06-16T17:07:09-07:00May 25th, 2017|Art, History|

Fresco painting from Thera, Greece (about 1600 BC) Why are they called frescos? Fresco is the Italian word for "fresh", and that's because painters do fresco painting on fresh, wet plaster walls. What is plaster? Egyptian painting All our ancient Egypt articles Why paint on wet plaster? That way the colors really sink in [...]