Art History 101
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How to read a Renaissance painting
Renaissance painters combined technical innovation with a richly symbolic visual language. But what did it all mean? The RA’s Lucy Chiswell zooms in on an example from our exhibition In the Age of Giorgione.
3 years ago
Art history 101: what is trompe loeil?
Liotard was a skilled portrait painter – but he also liked a joke, and was a key exponent of trompe loeil. Here’s a quick introduction to this strange phenomenon in art history.