The Divine Comedy of Alfonso of Aragon witnessed the Italian Renaissance, the Spanish Inquisition, and lived in the library of a prominent English book collector of the 19th century. We could not miss the opportunity to ask some questions!
Francesco’s Offiziolo is one of the earliest evidence of the fortune of Dante’s Divina Commedia in that it refers to the work at its early stages when it was still being written. Want to know more? Read on!
Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Purple Passion of Fra Angelico in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Sketchbook of Francesco di Giorgio Martini in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
When the Duke of Modena, Borso d’Este, commissioned a lavish, two-volume bible to be illuminated by the best artists of his age, he had a specific political purpose in mind. Scroll down to see the video!
Did you know that the illuminator of this precious book of hours helped Leonardo da Vinci paint the Virgin of the Rocks? Find out more in today’s Alumina article!
If you are a Leonardo enthusiast, 2019 is the perfect year to unravel the mysteries surrounding his genius. To mark the 500th anniversary since his death, museums and venues all over the world are celebrating his work with dozens of events and exhibitions. Here is a selection of our favorites.