CA' GRIMANI, VENICE~ was the home of Domenico Grimani and his nephew Giovanni, who in the 16th century gave the city two museums. The palazzo was also home to Domenico’s father, Antonio Grimani, who became Doge in 1521 to 1523. ~ Once one of the most famous residence-museums in Europe, King Henry III of France visited in 1573. The Grimanis were important patrons of contemporary art. Their collections embraced Venetian painters like Giorgione, Titian, Veronese, Jacopo Bassano and Tintoretto.
Marietta Robusti "La Tintoretta" (Venezia 1555-1592) ~ Autoritratto (Self-Portrait) ~ 1580. Book on her life - and the life of her father: "La lunga attesa dell' angelo". Marietta Robusti was a Venetian painter of the Renaissance period. She was the daughter of Tintoretto and is sometimes referred to as Tintoretta.
Inspiration for Kim - This Venetian Plaster Faux finish has to be one of our very most popular finishes for ceilings in particular. But, we’ve also done this in offices, powder bath rooms, focal walls, bar areas, man caves and even on round columns!!! It’s simple enough for a novice painter or DIY’er to execute beautifully and yet gorgeous enough for a faux painter to add to their portfolio of finishes! See more Wall & Ceiling Finish DIY videos at theMagicBrushinc.com
Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1515 the great Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini painted the Dominican friar Teodoro of Urbino in the guise of Saint Dominic, founder of his order. What we don't know is whether the picture was intended as a devotional image of the dead saint that Bellini made more lifelike by using a specific living model, or whether it was meant to commemorate Fra Teodoro's own sanctity by identifying him with Saint…