The Italian Majolica Grotesque is designed on a pavement, made out of fine italian glazed earthenware. Found in Siena, Italy, it was designed during the Italian Renaissance

Grotesque Italian Majolica

The Italian Majolica Grotesque is designed on a pavement, made out of fine italian glazed earthenware.…

Italian soldier, 1901

Italy: soldier 1901

Italian soldier, 1901

"The main essentials in all the Roccoco Styles are a certain independence in the ornamentation of the main architectural organism, the prominence of this ornamentation itself, and finally its shape and design. A luxurious elegance is displayed in the treatment of interiors, which was most happily employed in the embellishment of the state apartments. [This image] gives an example of the absence of connection among the various ornaments employed in the system of decoration, such as was especially peculiar to the churches of the Jesuits."

Jesuit Churh, Rome

"The main essentials in all the Roccoco Styles are a certain independence in the ornamentation of the…

A depiction of Julian the Apostate, a noted philosopher and Roman Emperor, and his death.

Death of Julian the Apostate

A depiction of Julian the Apostate, a noted philosopher and Roman Emperor, and his death.

An illustration of a man and woman observing the leaning tower of Pisa.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

An illustration of a man and woman observing the leaning tower of Pisa.

This medieval lectern is from Venice, Italy. Often with a design of an eagle, these desks were of rich workmanship.

Medieval Lectern

This medieval lectern is from Venice, Italy. Often with a design of an eagle, these desks were of rich…

This Renaissance lectern came from the Pisa Cathedral in Italy. It was made of marble with an Eagle design.

Renaissance Lectern

This Renaissance lectern came from the Pisa Cathedral in Italy. It was made of marble with an Eagle…

A famous Italian artist, mathematician, and engineer.

Leonardo da Vinci

A famous Italian artist, mathematician, and engineer.

The mosaic ornament link border was designed during the Byzantine time in San Marco, Venice, Italy. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Mosaic Ornament Link Border

The mosaic ornament link border was designed during the Byzantine time in San Marco, Venice, Italy.…

This Antique Lion Head shows the front view of the antique head. This Lion's Head is found at the Vatican.

Antique Lion Head

This Antique Lion Head shows the front view of the antique head. This Lion's Head is found at the Vatican.

This Antique Lion Head shows the side view of the antique head. This Lion's Head is found at the Vatican.

Antique Lion Head

This Antique Lion Head shows the side view of the antique head. This Lion's Head is found at the Vatican.

This Egyptian Lion is found in the Capital of Rome.

Egyptian Lion

This Egyptian Lion is found in the Capital of Rome.

The Dolphin Lower Panel is found in the Ducal Palace in Venice, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

Dolphin Lower Panel

The Dolphin Lower Panel is found in the Ducal Palace in Venice, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

This Renaissance lunette panel is an intarsia (wood inlay) design. It is found in the Santa Maria church in Organo, Verona, Italy.

Renaissance Lunette Panel

This Renaissance lunette panel is an intarsia (wood inlay) design. It is found in the Santa Maria church…

Italian majolica pavement, Siena, Italian Renascence.

Majolica Pavement

Italian majolica pavement, Siena, Italian Renascence.

The Dolphin Majolica Tile is found in St. Caterina in Siena, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

Dolphin Majolica Tile

The Dolphin Majolica Tile is found in St. Caterina in Siena, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

The Grotesque mask is a Venetian Italian Renaissance design. It was often place on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Grotesque Mask

The Grotesque mask is a Venetian Italian Renaissance design. It was often place on keystones, consoles,…

This Grotesque mask was designed during the Italian Renaissance, by Sansovino. It is found on the tomb of the cardinal Sforza in St. Maria del Popolo in Rome, Italy

Grotesque Mask

This Grotesque mask was designed during the Italian Renaissance, by Sansovino. It is found on the tomb…

Italian Renascence mask, tomb of the cardinal Sforza, Sta. Maria del Popolo, Rome, by Sansovino.

Italian Renascence mask

Italian Renascence mask, tomb of the cardinal Sforza, Sta. Maria del Popolo, Rome, by Sansovino.

Grotesque mask by Michelangelo, Italian Renaissance.

Michelangelo Mask

Grotesque mask by Michelangelo, Italian Renaissance.

The Satyr Mask (Greek Mythological character) was designed during the Italian Renaissance by Sansovino, is placed over a Festoon (wreath) in St. Maria del Popolo, a church in Rome, Italy.

Satyr Mask

The Satyr Mask (Greek Mythological character) was designed during the Italian Renaissance by Sansovino,…

One of the world's earliest sewage system, located in ancient Rome.

Cloaca Maxima

One of the world's earliest sewage system, located in ancient Rome.

An ancient chariot racing stadium used during the Roman Empire.

Circus Maximus

An ancient chariot racing stadium used during the Roman Empire.

An Italian patriot who helped bring about the modern Italian state in place of the several separate states.

Giuseppe Mazzini

An Italian patriot who helped bring about the modern Italian state in place of the several separate…

Lorenzo de' Medici (January 1, 1449 – 9 April 1492) was an Italian statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance. Known as Lorenzo the Magnificent by contemporary Florentines, he was a diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists, and poets. His life coincided with the high point of the early Italian Renaissance; his death marked the end of the Golden Age of Florence. The fragile peace he helped maintain between the various Italian states collapsed with his death; two years later the French invasion of 1494 began and led to nearly 400 years of foreign occupation of the Italian peninsula.

Lorenzo de' Medici

Lorenzo de' Medici (January 1, 1449 – 9 April 1492) was an Italian statesman and de facto ruler of…

Member of the powerful Visconti family of Lombardy

Giovanni Misconti

Member of the powerful Visconti family of Lombardy

Member of the powerful Visconti family of Lombardy

Matteo Misconti

Member of the powerful Visconti family of Lombardy

This mosaic was found in Sorrento, Italy.

Modern Tesselated Mosaic

This mosaic was found in Sorrento, Italy.

The Mont Blanc (French for white mountain) or Monte Bianco (Italian 'White Mountain'), also known as "La Dame Blanche" (French, the white lady) is a mountain in the Alps. With its 4,810 m (15,781 ft) summit, it is the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe, and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The mountain lies between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Haute-Savoie, France. The location of the summit is on the French-Italian border but Cartographers of France place it within its own boundaries on maps.

Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc (French for white mountain) or Monte Bianco (Italian 'White Mountain'), also known as…

View of Mt. Stromboli from the northwest.

Mt. Stromboli

View of Mt. Stromboli from the northwest.

Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in distance

Bay of Naples

Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in distance

The Temple of Neptune is located in the Graeco-Roman ancient city of Paestum, located in the Campania region in Italy. The Temple is made out of vertical columns that stand on a flat base.

Temple of Neptune

The Temple of Neptune is located in the Graeco-Roman ancient city of Paestum, located in the Campania…

Emperor of Rome from 96 to 98 A.D.

Nerva

Emperor of Rome from 96 to 98 A.D.

The intarsia oblong panel was designed in 1495. It is a wood inlay design found in Bologna, Italy.

Intarsia Oblong Panel

The intarsia oblong panel was designed in 1495. It is a wood inlay design found in Bologna, Italy.

The intarsia oblong panel was designed in 1495. It is a wood inlay design found in Bologna, Italy.

Intarsia Oblong Panel

The intarsia oblong panel was designed in 1495. It is a wood inlay design found in Bologna, Italy.

This Renaissance Oblong Panel is a design found on Marsuppini's tomb in the St. Croce church of Florence, Italy.

Renaissance Oblong Panel

This Renaissance Oblong Panel is a design found on Marsuppini's tomb in the St. Croce church of Florence,…

This Renaissance Oblong Panel is an intarsia (wood inlay) design found on a cabinet in Perugia, Italy.

Renaissance Oblong Panel

This Renaissance Oblong Panel is an intarsia (wood inlay) design found on a cabinet in Perugia, Italy.

This Renaissance Oblong Panel is found in the Palazzo Vecchio (old palace) in Mantua, Italy. It is a freer decoration of foliage.

Renaissance Oblong Panel

This Renaissance Oblong Panel is found in the Palazzo Vecchio (old palace) in Mantua, Italy. It is a…

This Roman oblong panel is at the underside of the architrave (moulded band) of the Temple of Vespasian in Rome, Italy.

Roman Oblong Panel

This Roman oblong panel is at the underside of the architrave (moulded band) of the Temple of Vespasian…

Augustulus is deposed from the crown by Odoacer, and was thus the last Western Roman Emperor.

Odoacer Compels Augustulus to Yield the Crown

Augustulus is deposed from the crown by Odoacer, and was thus the last Western Roman Emperor.

An illustration of an ancient Roman oil vase.

Roman Oil Vase

An illustration of an ancient Roman oil vase.

The Prime Minister of Italy from 1917 to 1919.

Vittorio Orlando

The Prime Minister of Italy from 1917 to 1919.

This Roman Ornament design comes from a "Florentine Pilaster". It is a richly decorated marble relief that comes from Uffizi, Florence.

Roman Ornament

This Roman Ornament design comes from a "Florentine Pilaster". It is a richly decorated marble relief…

This painting is from a drawing by the author of Padua in Italy.

Padua

This painting is from a drawing by the author of Padua in Italy.

"Palladio, who became the special champion of this style of architecture, was born in Vicenza in 1518, and died in 1580. He was undoubtedly a man of great talent, and, after Michelangelo, exercised, perhaps, more influence than anyone else on architecture. Still the introduction of great confusion of ideas is attributable to this architect, for he adorned buildings of every kind and of the building as a whole, so that the order was frequently carried up through several storeys without any reference to its arrangement. But although these reproductions of columns and the employment of pilasters were meaningless in themselves, they served, in a merely decorative point of view, to give a striking appearance to the buildings."Palazzo Valmarana is a patrician palace in Vicenza, Italy, built by architect Andrea Palladio in 1565 for the noble Isabella Nogarola Valmarana.

Palace at Vicenza

"Palladio, who became the special champion of this style of architecture, was born in Vicenza in 1518,…

"A principal and distinctive feature of Italian public buildings and palaces of this time is the cortile (i.e. court-yard), surrounded by open arcades."

Cancellaria palace

"A principal and distinctive feature of Italian public buildings and palaces of this time is the cortile…

The grill panel is an Italian Renaissance design found in Padua, Italy.

Grill Panel

The grill panel is an Italian Renaissance design found in Padua, Italy.

The marble panel is an Italian Renaissance design done with inlaid work. It is found in the pulpit of a cathedral in Savona, Italy.

Marble Panel

The marble panel is an Italian Renaissance design done with inlaid work. It is found in the pulpit of…

The marble panel is an Italian Renaissance design done with inlaid work. It is found in the pulpit of a cathedral in Savona, Italy.

Marble Panel

The marble panel is an Italian Renaissance design done with inlaid work. It is found in the pulpit of…

The triangular panel is found at the stall of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. It was ascribed to Michael Angelo.

Triangular Panel

The triangular panel is found at the stall of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. It was ascribed…

The triangular panel is found at the stall of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. It was ascribed to Michael Angelo.

Triangular Panel

The triangular panel is found at the stall of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. It was ascribed…

The triangular panel is found at the stall of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. It was ascribed to Michael Angelo.

Triangular Panel

The triangular panel is found at the stall of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. It was ascribed…

The triangular panel is found at the stall of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. It was ascribed to Michael Angelo.

Triangular Panel

The triangular panel is found at the stall of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. It was ascribed…

This trophy plaque panel decoration was found on the tomb of Galeazzo Pandona in San Domenico maggiore, Naples, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

Trophy Plaque Panel

This trophy plaque panel decoration was found on the tomb of Galeazzo Pandona in San Domenico maggiore,…

A building in Rome commissioned as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.

The Panthéon

A building in Rome commissioned as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.

This Bishop's robe pattern is found in the sacristy of the St. Croce church in Florence, Italy. It is a geometrical pattern.

Bishop's Robe Pattern

This Bishop's robe pattern is found in the sacristy of the St. Croce church in Florence, Italy. It is…

The painting pattern is an Italian Renaissance design, found in the Santa Croce church in Florence, Italy.

Painting Pattern

The painting pattern is an Italian Renaissance design, found in the Santa Croce church in Florence,…

The painting pattern is a 13th century design found in the consistory (governing body) church in Assisi, Italy.

Painting Pattern

The painting pattern is a 13th century design found in the consistory (governing body) church in Assisi,…

The painting pattern is a 13th century design found in the consistory (governing body) church in Assisi, Italy.

Painting Pattern

The painting pattern is a 13th century design found in the consistory (governing body) church in Assisi,…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides. It is found in the temple of Mars in Rome.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll…