From the Mona Lisa to the Vitruvian Man, so much of Leonardo da Vinci‘s artwork is iconic. The original Renaissance Man, Leonardo was not only a painter, but also a scientist, musician, engineer, and mathematician. Many of his scientific musings and theories were later discovered to have a basis in fact and his paintings have made an indelible mark on art history.
When listing the great artists of the Italian Renaissance, it's impossible not to think of Raphael.
During the Renaissance, Michelangelo made a name for himself as a master of humanist sculpture.
The Italian Renaissance—which produced artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Titian—was one of the most defining periods of art history. This cultural movement took place between the 14th and 17th centuries and is commonly divided into three periods: Early, High, and Late Renaissance. The Early Renaissance, also known as the quattrocento, took place in the 14th century. It was a largely transitional time, during which artists like Brunelleschi (1377-1446) and Giotto (c.1267-1337)
The biblical character of David was a highly popular subject in Renaissance art, perhaps made most famous by Michelangelo's marble...
The portfolio of Pieter Bruegel the Elder is a highlight of the Northern Renaissance.
Whether aiming to perfect a technique, master a subject, or simply explore an interest, artists often return to the same iconography over and over again. This approach has been taken by some of art history's most influential figures, with Fra Angelico—a religious painter of the Renaissance—at the forefront. Over the course of roughly 15 years, Angelico completed several renditions of the Annunciation, an ethereal event that remains at the core of certain Christian teachings.
The Italian Renaissance is regarded as one of the most vibrant periods in western art history.
Unfortunately, when it comes to art, women often aren't recognized in history.
Grounded between the Late Renaissance and the emerging Mannerist art movement is the coveted work of Greek painter Doménikos Theotokópoulous (1541-1614). The artist—who was more widely known as El Greco (“The Greek”), a nickname he earned during his life abroad in Italy and Spain—had an individual style.
Among the great names of the Italian Renaissance—Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael—there is also Titian (c. 1488-1576)
For centuries, the world has been captivated by the groundbreaking art of Michelangelo.