16th century paintings

Immerse yourself in the artistry of 16th century paintings. Explore masterpieces from this golden era and uncover the stories behind these timeless works of art.
Lady, Art, Portraits, Portrait, Grunge, Beautiful, Dame, Romantic Style, Renaissance Portraits

Thank goodness for Rate the Dress! It means that I have a definite excuse to focus entirely on historical fashions at least once a week! We were having such a good run on Rate the Dress: so many 8+ ratings in a row! And then I posted the pink, pigeon breasted, ruffle-dy, smock-dy, totally over-the-top 1900s frock-dy last week. Pop! There went the high ratings bubble! It wasn’t too terrible: there were a lot of 6s, and just enough 8s and 9s to bring it up to a nice, round 7 out of 10. For…

Alison Ivanova
Portraits, Portrait, Art, Renaissance Fashion, 16th Century Portraits, 16th Century Clothing, 16th Century Fashion, Elizabethan Clothing, Elizabethan Dress

Portrait of a young girl from the Prescott or Hewitt family, three-quarter-length, in a red dress with lace ruff and gold chains, a carnation in her right hand

E Kav
What was Mannerism? Who were the Mannerists? An Intro to 16th Century Art Baroque, Madonna, Michelangelo, El Greco, Renoir, Uffizi Gallery, 16th Century Paintings, Classic Paintings, 16th Century Art

What was Mannerism? Simply put, Mannerism was the art movement that took place immediately after the Renaissance during the 16th century. There are also two things which tend to show up in Mannerist works fairly often, and you can spot them if you know what to look for.

Nina Beyt