Frans Hals’ Laughing Cavalier is one of the most iconic portraits in art history. Even those who don’t know it, know it! But have you ever noticed that the figure isn’t a cavalier? In fact, he’s not even laughing. Introducing Frans
Given the sheer volume of surviving documents written by, to, and about Michelangelo, it’s a wonder that we have so many myths relating to the Renaissance Master. Time to see what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what has been exaggerated.
Considered one of the greatest artists of all time, Raphael is clearly highly influenced by other artists. But where do you draw the line? Where is the line between inspiration, quotation and plagiarism? And was Michelangelo's reaction justified?