St Bene’t’s building is the oldest in Cambridge, and the tradition of prayer and worship here goes back a millennium. Prayer remains at the heart of what we are about, as we seek to respond to the God who in Christ has already reached out to find us. There are regular daily services at St Bene’t’s, and the church is open every day for people to visit and explore the history
In his 1880 travelogue A Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain called the Venus of Urbino "the foulest, the vilest, the obscenest picture the world possesses". He proposed that "it was painted for a bagnio [brothel], and it was probably refused because it was a trifle too strong", adding humorously that "in truth, it is a trifle too strong for any place but a public art gallery".
El Greco (1541 Kreeta – 7. aprill 1614 Toledo) oli Hispaania renessansiajastu maalikunstnik, skulptor ja arhitekt.Teda tunti hüüdnime "El Greco" ('kreeklane') järgi, mis viitas tema Kreeka päritolule.
The Artist: Filippo Lippi, the son of a butcher, was born in Florence about 1406. He and his brother were placed with the Carmelite friars when they were very young, and both were eventually admitted to the community, with Filippo taking vows in 1421
Born in 1541, in either the village of Fodele or Candia (the Venetian name of Chandax, present day Heraklion) on Crete, El Greco was descended from a prosperous urban family, which had probably been driven out of Chania to Candia after an uprising against the Catholic Venetians between 1526 and 1528.
Renesansa je obdobje evropske zgodovine, ki pokriva razpon med 14. in 17. stoletjem in označuje prehod iz srednjega veka v novi vek.Tradicionalni pogled se je bolj osredotočal na zgodnje vidike renesanse in trdil, da je to prelomnica od preteklosti, vendar se mnogi zgodovinarji danes bolj osredotočajo na njene srednjeveške vidike in trdijo, da je to podaljšanje poznega srednjeveškega ...