Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Dante, Inferno Parigi-Imola in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
Did you ever wonder what Medieval painters used as models? Most of them had never seen exotic animals, and Gothic letters were hard to sketch by memory. One of Milan cathedral’s first architects, Giovannino de’ Grassi, provided them with a model book so splendid it became a work of art in its own right. Scroll down to see the video!
Why did Cristoforo de Predis use 15th-century Milan architecture as a backdrop for religious scenes? The answer goes deep into the human mind.