Fine Art Touch is proud to feature
here a variety of published articles by
art historian and author, Brenda Harness. As more
published articles become available, Fine Art
Touch will post them here. Most published
articles here will be about individual artists, art
works, and other art-related topics. However, Fine Art
Touch might occasionally feature non-art published
articles here from time to time if they are
sufficiently entertaining. This site may eventually be
opened to art-related published articles by
- Simonetta Vespucci: The Face That Launched A Thousand Prints
Simonetta Vespucci died young in 1476 at the age of twenty-two from tuberculosis, but Botticelli continued to feature her image in his art for the next three decades.
- Renaissance Humanism, Embraced Then Rejected
Renaissance humanism was an invention of the mind based on the pagan concepts of classical antiquity. It seemed like a good thing at the time, but they couldn't quite make it work.
- Women As Edible Art
By using metaphors, one can talk about almost anything, even the topic of 'Women as Edible Art.' Confusing enough? Read on.
- The Dark Side of Art: Botticelli, Lorenzo and Savonarola
A relationship developed in the Renaissance between Botticelli, Lorenzo and Savonarola which took Botticelli from fame to the depths of despair.
- For That Knee Alone, A Tale of Italian Renaissance Rivals
This article is about an unspoken competition between Italian Renaissance rivals, Michelangelo and Raphael, and how ach paid homage to the other in a subtle way.
- Mannerist Benvenuto Cellini's Autobiography, A Rousing Tale
Benvenuto Cellini's autobiography entertains readers still today, 500 hundred years after his death, and no one tells a tale better than Benvenuto Cellini.
- What The Roman Emperor Nero Did For You
For those folks not tuned in to their own historical roots, the Roman Emperor Nero is an important part of your culture, not just a computer software tool for burning compact disks.