Renaissance Art History Cambridge

Julia Biggs | Freelance Art Historian

Gallery

The Renaissance & Baroque female presence in                                             The House of Este, Art & Architectural Patronage in Renaissance

Venice & Padua:                                                                                                Ferrara

  • Benedetto Rusconi ditto Diana, Virgin & Child Enthroned with Saints, c.1525. Venice, Accademia (Commissioned by Donna Fiordelise)
    Benedetto Rusconi ditto Diana, Virgin & Child Enthroned with Saints, c.1525. Venice, Accademia (Commissioned by Donna Fiordelise)
  • Seventeenth century placard near the former convent of San Zaccaria, Venice, turning the area surrounding the convent into an exclusion zone
    Seventeenth century placard near the former convent of San Zaccaria, Venice, turning the area surrounding the convent into an exclusion zone
  • Follower of Pietro Lombardo, Saints Agnes, Michael, Jerome, James & Antony, marble altarpiece, 1497-1508. Venice, San Francesco della Vigna, Cappella Badoer-Giustinian (The funerary chapel was created by Donna Agnesina Badoer.)
    Follower of Pietro Lombardo, Saints Agnes, Michael, Jerome, James & Antony, marble altarpiece, 1497-1508. Venice, San Francesco della Vigna, Cappella Badoer-Giustinian (The funerary chapel was created by Donna Agnesina Badoer.)
  • Plaque commemorating the first female graduate, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia. Venice, Palazzo Cavalli
    Plaque commemorating the first female graduate, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia. Venice, Palazzo Cavalli
  • Bartolomeo Vivarini, Madonna della Misericordia, 1473. Venice, Santa Maria Formosa (detail) (The portrayals of the devout call to mind the kinds of people who had made the commission of the painting possible.)
    Bartolomeo Vivarini, Madonna della Misericordia, 1473. Venice, Santa Maria Formosa (detail) (The portrayals of the devout call to mind the kinds of people who had made the commission of the painting possible.)
  • Relief of La Vecia del Morter (the Old Woman of the Mortar) – a reminder of the part Giustina Rossi played in foiling the Bajamonte Tiepolo conspiracy of 1310. Venice, Mercerie
    Relief of La Vecia del Morter (the Old Woman of the Mortar) – a reminder of the part Giustina Rossi played in foiling the Bajamonte Tiepolo conspiracy of 1310. Venice, Mercerie
  • Giusto de’ Menabuoi, frescoes on the west wall of the Baptistery, Padua, c.1375. (Commissioned by Fina Buzzacarini.)
    Giusto de’ Menabuoi, frescoes on the west wall of the Baptistery, Padua, c.1375. (Commissioned by Fina Buzzacarini.)
  • Niccolò Baroncelli, South Portal, Eremitani, 1442. Padua, Museo Civico (Commissioned by Donna Agnese Nascimbene.)
    Niccolò Baroncelli, South Portal, Eremitani, 1442. Padua, Museo Civico (Commissioned by Donna Agnese Nascimbene.)
  • Chiari Varotari, Portrait of a Lady, 1630s. Padua, Museo Civico
    Chiari Varotari, Portrait of a Lady, 1630s. Padua, Museo Civico
  • Chiari Varotari, Portrait of a Young Girl, 1640s. Padua, Museo Civico
    Chiari Varotari, Portrait of a Young Girl, 1640s. Padua, Museo Civico
Benedetto Rusconi ditto Diana, Virgin & Child Enthroned with Saints, c.1525. Venice, Accademia (Commissioned by Donna Fiordelise)
Benedetto Rusconi ditto Diana, Virgin & Child Enthroned with Saints, c.1525. Venice, Accademia (Commissioned by Donna Fiordelise)
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The Castello Estense, commissioned by Nicolò II d’Este in 1385, evolved from a fortress into a palace, serving as the Este family’s permanent residence.
    The Castello Estense, commissioned by Nicolò II d’Este in 1385, evolved from a fortress into a palace, serving as the Este family’s permanent residence.
  • Ercole I d’Este, duke of Ferrara from 1471, was a pious man whose spiritual inclinations can be seen in works such as Guido Mazzoni’s Lamentation (1485) in the church of the Gesù in Ferrara.
    Ercole I d’Este, duke of Ferrara from 1471, was a pious man whose spiritual inclinations can be seen in works such as Guido Mazzoni’s Lamentation (1485) in the church of the Gesù in Ferrara.
  • This quattrocento fresco cycle lines the Salone dei Mesi in the Palazzo Schifanoia.  It is a blend of mythological, astrological and historical material, by artists such as Francesco del Cossa.
    This quattrocento fresco cycle lines the Salone dei Mesi in the Palazzo Schifanoia. It is a blend of mythological, astrological and historical material, by artists such as Francesco del Cossa.
  • The Palazzo dei Diamanti was designed by Biagio Rossetti and is the most important monument of the Addizione Erculea (an urban expansion project begun in 1492).
    The Palazzo dei Diamanti was designed by Biagio Rossetti and is the most important monument of the Addizione Erculea (an urban expansion project begun in 1492).
  • The Palazzo Costabili contains the Sala del Tesoro, decorated by Benvenuto Tisi c.1504.  It is remarkable for its illusionistic painted ceiling.
    The Palazzo Costabili contains the Sala del Tesoro, decorated by Benvenuto Tisi c.1504. It is remarkable for its illusionistic painted ceiling.
  • The Casa Romei was built between 1440 and 1450 for Giovanni Romei.  The late Gothic style courtyard, Room of the Sibyls, and the Room of the Prophets, offer a rare example of a fifteenth century middle class home and the style unique to Ferrara.
    The Casa Romei was built between 1440 and 1450 for Giovanni Romei. The late Gothic style courtyard, Room of the Sibyls, and the Room of the Prophets, offer a rare example of a fifteenth century middle class home and the style unique to Ferrara.

The Castello Estense, commissioned by Nicolò II d’Este in 1385, evolved from a fortress into a palace, serving as the Este family’s permanent residence.
The Castello Estense, commissioned by Nicolò II d’Este in 1385, evolved from a fortress into a palace, serving as the Este family’s permanent residence.