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wasbella102:  Michelangelo - Giuliano de Medici - photo © Aurelio Amendola ::cM

wasbella102: Michelangelo - Giuliano de Medici - photo © Aurelio Amendola ::cM

Giovanni Bellini - Madonna and Child, 1475, detail, Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio

Giovanni Bellini - Madonna and Child, 1475, detail, Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio

Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Photo: Lily Klee, 1929.

Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Photo: Lily Klee, 1929.

Sonia Delaunay in her Atelier 1930. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.

Sonia Delaunay in her Atelier 1930. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.

Portrait of a Woman, ca. 1490–1500  Lorenzo di Credi (Italian, Florentine, ca. 1456–1536)

Portrait of a Woman, ca. 1490–1500 Lorenzo di Credi (Italian, Florentine, ca. 1456–1536)

Thracian King 4th C. BC. Bulgaria. Sofia Museum. -Herodotus thought Thrace was the most heavily populated 'nation' in the world after India.

Thracian King 4th C. BC. Bulgaria. Sofia Museum. -Herodotus thought Thrace was the most heavily populated 'nation' in the world after India.

Hans Memling (Netherlandish, active by 1465, died 1494) Oil on wood    metmuseum.org

Hans Memling (Netherlandish, active by 1465, died 1494) Oil on wood metmuseum.org