Delftware, or Delft pottery, denotes blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the 16th century.

“Art only begins where Imitation ends.” - Oscar Wilde, De profundis, 1897. Fresco painting, method of painting water-based pigments on freshly applied plaster, usually on wall surfaces.

… “arbitrium tu, dea, floris habe ” - Ovidio, Fasti, V, 210. As mythology paintings entered into Renaissance art, Botticelli broke new ground with his work. He was the first to create large scale mythology scenes, some based on historical accounts of mythology.

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