In this episode, we will explore the nightmarish worlds of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel. Bosch’s visions of Hell would influence countless generations of artists. Bruegel would pick up the themes of Bosch’s almost a half century later creating his own nightmarish visions of the apocalypse.
In this episode we will explore the life and work of one of the Northern Renaissances most influential artists, Jan van Eyck. His work would be some of the most prized pieces of art in Northern Europe and become part of one of the greatest art thefts in history during World War Two.
We will look at the important artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari. A man whose works grace some of the most important cathedrals in Italy, such as the Dome of Florence cathedral, but who is best known for being the first art historian of the modern era.
A much admired artist during his lifetime, he was overshadowed by his contemporaries Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael. We will explore his life and his work and how his work still influences artists today.