Antiques Digest Browse Auctions Appraisal Home

Egyptian Painting
There were two leading motives for Egyptian painting. History, monarchical, religious, or domestic and Decoration.
Chaldaeo-Assyrian Painting
The most valuable collections of Chaldaeo-Assyria art are to be found in the Louvre and the British Museum.
Persian Painting
Persian painting is something about which little is known because little remains. The Louvre contains some reconstructed friezes made in mosaics of stamped brick and square tile, showing figures of lions and a number of archers.
Phoenician, Cypriote, And Asia Minor Painting
As for painting, there was undoubtedly figured decoration upon walls of stone and plaster, but there is not enough left to us from all the small nations like Phoenicia, Judea, Cyprus, and the kingdoms of Asia Minor, put together, to patch up a disjointed history.
Greek Painting
A second and ever-present motive in Greek painting was decoration. This appears in the tomb pottery of the earliest ages, and was carried on down to the latest times.
Etruscan Painting
Painting in Etruria has not a great deal of interest for us here. It was largely decorative and sepulchral in motive, and was employed in the painting of tombs, and upon vases and other objects placed in the tombs.
Italian Painting Early Christian And Medieval Period, 200-1250
The earliest Christian painting appeared on the walls of the Catacombs in Rome. These were decorated with panels and within the panels were representations of trailing vines, leaves, fruits, flowers, with birds and little genii or cupids.
Byzantine Painting
Both in Italy and in Byzantium the creative artist had passed away in favor of the skilled artisan the repeater of time-honored forms or colors.
Italian Painting Gothic Period, 1250-1400
In painting, though there were some portraits and allegorical scenes produced during the Gothic period, the chief theme was Bible story.
Italian Painting Early Renaissance, 1400-1500
There is no way of explaining the Italian fondness for form and color other than by considering the necessities of the people and the artistic character of the Italian mind.
Italian Painting Early Renaissance, 1400-1500 (Continued)
The worldly spirit of the Venetian people brought about a worldly and luxurious art. Nothing in the disposition or education of the Venetians called for the severe or the intellectual.
Italian Painting The High Renaissance, 1500-1600
The general motive of painting during the High Renaissance was largely to show the beauty of form or color, in which religion, the antique, and the natural came in as modifying elements.
Italian Painting The High Renaissance, 1500-1600 (Continued)
The general motive of painting during the High Renaissance was largely to show the beauty of form or color, in which religion, the antique, and the natural came in as modifying elements.
Italian Painting The High Renaissance, 1500-1600 (Continued)
Titian (14771576) was the painter easily first in the whole range of Italian art. He was the first man in the history of painting to handle a brush with freedom, vigor, and gusto.
[Page: 151  |  152  |  153  |  154  |  155  |  156  |  157  |  158  |  159  |  160  |  161  |  162  |  164  |  165  | 
166  |  167  |  168  |  169  |  170  |  171  |  172  |  173  |  175  |  176  |  177  |  178  |  179  |  180  | 
181  |  182  |  183  |  184  |  185  |  186  |  187  |  188  |  189  |  190  |  191  |  192  |  193  | 
194  |  195  |  196  |  197  |  198  |  199  |  200  |  More Pages ]


Please contact us at info@oldandsold.com