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The Impact of the Bubonic Plague On Art and Artists in the Late Medieval Era

The Bubonic Plague, or Black Death, was the single most devastating event to occur during the late medieval period, wiping out nearly two thirds of all of Europe’s population. This particular span of history is often associated with death; most people (rich and poor) were most strongly concerned with the afterlife. Peasants strived to live … Continue reading

Mannerism in the Mid to Late Italian Renaissance

Mannerism in the Mid to Late Italian Renaissance Mannerism was a periodic style of art that portrayed idealistic and harmonious themes which showed not only the extraordinary natural detail of the human subjects in most works, but also moved away from conventional realism and towards incredible themes inspired by artists like Michelangelo. It is estimated … Continue reading