Archive for August, 2008


Posted in portrait, Raffael, Renaissance with tags , , , on August 22, 2008 by florinorfolk

(from: Wikipedia)  Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone (in Italian Raffaello)[1] (April 6 or March 28, 1483April 6, 1520)[2] was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

The dumb Lady

The Lady with the Unicorn

portrait of a young woman

The Brothers Limbourg

Posted in Brothers Limbourg, dutch renaissance, illustration, Renaissance, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2008 by florinorfolk

The brothers Paul, Herman and Johan Limbourg were descendants of the Maelwael-Limbourg lineage. Their story begins in Nijmegen, where they were born at the end of the 14th century. Their glory days began in France, first at the Burgundian court of Philip the Bold, and later at the court of the powerful Duke Jean de Berry.

The Limbourg brothers, or in Dutch Gebroeders van Limburg (Herman, Paul, and Johan; fl. 1385 – 1416), were famous Dutch Renaissance miniature painters from the city of Nijmegen. They were active in the early 15th century in France and Burgundy. They created what is certainly the best known late medieval illuminated manuscript, the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. (Wikipedia)

(All pictures copied from here)