Welcome to the Mimenta Art Website
This site began as a
teaching resource for my own Art History lectures and has been on line since July 2006. In 2015 it was viewed by over 12,000,000 people and
is listed as a course reference by 54 Universities internationally. Your interest has kept us going all those years with this labour of love.
Thankyou for your continued support.
Thankyou also, to those people who have allowed us to publish images of treasures from their private collections without
any restrictions, so students around the world can re-use these images for educational purposes.
Art is not just decoration; it reflects the events taking place in the world at that time. Accordingly, we look at the bigger
picture; what was happening in the world at that time, that gave rise to that style. Why Byzantine faces are so sad, why the Dutch masters added
so much detail, why so much art and knowledge was lost in the Dark Ages. It's more than just pretty pictures, art is civilisation's history in pictures.
Interested in Art? . . . You have come to the right place.
Art History? For art history students,
we have a comprehensive explanation of the different periods of art,
along with examples of works from the Artists themselves, in the "Visual Arts
" Section, under the "Art History - From Pre-History to Cubism" section.
This is designed in interactive format and is full of surprises so click on the images, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Latest update - The products section
has been redesigned to familiarise people with the materials and products used in art, both visual art and graphics production for film and
computer. A brief description for each product or item is written in simple terms for the beginner.
A 3-D Tour? Considered one
of the Wonders of the World, for those who cannot see this amazing work in person, we have included a direct link to the Vatican-on-line virtual
3-D tour, so you can see it for yourself. There is also an image of what it was before Michelangelo remodelled it.
You'll find the link on our Periods of art - Renaissance Page