The complete iconography of the Stanza della Segnatura explained – Vatican City

Why is Plato pointing up in the School of Athens fresco? Why is someone trying to cut a baby in half? And what is a lady with a huge blueberry doing in this room? In this post, I will explain every fresco in this room of the Papal palace, painted by Raphael Santi and his pupils.… Read More The complete iconography of the Stanza della Segnatura explained – Vatican City

Hidden messages in the sculptures of the Dam Palace – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Dam Palace was built in the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century. Amsterdam was the biggest city of the Dutch Republic and the prosperity was at its peak. The Dam Palace was built as the city’s town hall. It’s interesting to find out what the sculptures are trying to tell us about Amsterdam.… Read More Hidden messages in the sculptures of the Dam Palace – Amsterdam, The Netherlands