Domenichino, The Assumption of Mary Magdalene into Heaven
Oh my god, birds looked really weird during the Renaissance.
Hey Mary, GO LONG !
Girolamo da Santacroce, The Annunciation, c. 1540
Jan Gossaert. Madonna and Child. Oil on panel. 1527
Madonna and Child of the C-Cups
I just recently learned of the SINGLE GREATEST TUMBLR OF ALL TIME (if you happen to have a thing for art history and really enjoy mocking the hideous Baby Jesi of Medieval and Renaissance art - and who doesn’t?). Seriously.
Our Holy Mother of Nicolas Cage
(alternately, Bethlehem Dangerous)
Interestingly, I first took a quick look at this in my feed and thought it was c.1895. In a number of ways it has some of the hallmarks of Pre-Raphaelite portraiture and the costume could almost be mid-1890s. I had to do a double take to realise it is, in fact, a painting by Renaissance artist Pontormo.
Well, in case you didn’t understand what the Pre-Raphaelites were going for in their work, it was something of a romanticised Renaissance thing.
Jacopo da Pontormo, Portrait of a Lady in Red, 1532-1533.