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Renaissance art: a matter of perspective

The Ambassadors, painting by Hans Holbein the Younger - his work is spectacular and holds up in the originals - wow!!

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Color Enhanced File of 1469 Sandro Botticelli - The Birth of Venus 12x18

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Paint is the medium used in this picture. It's impossible to bring up Da Vinci without bringing up his most famous work, The Mona Lisa.

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Painting the ceiling this weekend? Spare a thought for the man who created the Sistine Chapel

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Old masters at the Ashmolean - in pictures

Raphael's study of heads and hands. Interesting to compare him to Da Vinci and…

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Michelangelo Buonarroti, Study for the drapery of the Erythraean Sibyl, seated to right with legs crossed, 1508-1512. Brown wash and pen and dark brown ink over a black chalk under-drawing, 38.4 x 28.9 cm. British Museum, London.

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