We take a look at how millions of Africans were taken as slaves to the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade era.
In 1348 the Black Death rapidly swept through Italy and wiped out more than half of the Italian population. Its aftermath of religious doubt and political change was reflected in Byzantine style art.
The Renaissance, the age of Enlightenment, remembered for its famous painters and sculptors. The period from 1400 to 1650 is populated with a whole host of famous men but there were also a group of talented female painters who also contributed to the age.
Read about Michelangelo, the epitome of the Italian Renaissance man, and his greaest works.
Leonardo da Vinci, from whom we coined the term "the Renaissance man", is because of all the various subjects of knowledge to which he lent his genius. He is best-known for his paintings.
Hygrometers measure the moisture in the air, and can help predict weather changes. Nicholas of Cusa, a German cardinal and mathematician, in 1450 became the first person to concieve a weather instrument, when he described a hygrometer, an instrument that could measure the amount of humidity in the...
Alessandro Filipepi was born in 1445; the perfect time to be an artist. For the first time in hundreds of years, writers, poets, sculptors and painters were once again admired and respected. Culture was returning, and young Allessandro had the...
What is the meaning of the Renaissance, when and how did it begin in England, and how did it differ from the Italian Renaissance?
Michelangelo's brilliance shines through his masterpiece David. This is the story of how the amazing piece came to be built.
Ancient Italian Altarpieces may sound boring, but the story of the Maesta and its legacy and history are anything but. Learn more about the evolution of Christian art in this Hub!