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1350 - 1500

Cultural rebirth though intellectual inquiry

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Italian Renaissance: Artists

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Italian Renaissance: Writings

The Lives of the Artists

Giorgio Vasari — 1550

The first encyclopedia of artist biographies. It may be nearly 500 years old, but it's still fun to read.

Italian Renaissance: Artworks

The Mourning of Christ

The Mourning of Christ

Giotto di Bondone,1304-1306
Madonna Enthroned

Madonna Enthroned

Giotto di Bondone,1310
Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back

Altarpiece of Santa Reparata — Back

Giotto di Bondone,1310
St. Mark

St. Mark

Donatello,1411
St. George

St. George

Donatello,1415
St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelist

Donatello,1408-1415
The Annunciation and Life of the Virgin

The Annunciation and Life of the Virgin

Fra Angelico,1426
Prophet Habbakuk

Prophet Habbakuk

Donatello,1423-1426
Prophet Habbakuk - Detail

Prophet Habbakuk - Detail

Donatello,1423-1426
Assumption of the Virgin

Assumption of the Virgin

Donatello,1427
Delivery of the Keys to St Peter and the Ascension of Christ

Delivery of the Keys to St Peter and the Ascension of Christ

Donatello,1425-1430
Saint Anthony Tempted by a Lump of Gold

Saint Anthony Tempted by a Lump of Gold

Fra Angelico,1436
The Baptism of Christ

The Baptism of Christ

Piero della Francesca,1448-1450
Portrait of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta

Portrait of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta

Piero della Francesca,1451
Flagellation of Christ

Flagellation of Christ

Piero della Francesca,1455-1460
Polyptych of the Misericordia — Detail of the Madonna

Polyptych of the Misericordia — Detail of the Madonna

Piero della Francesca,1460-1462
Portrait of the Duke of Urbino

Portrait of the Duke of Urbino

Piero della Francesca,1465-1466
Portrait of the Duchess of Urbino

Portrait of the Duchess of Urbino

Piero della Francesca,1465-1466
Vision of Constantine

Vision of Constantine

Piero della Francesca,1452-1466
Polyptych of Perugia

Polyptych of Perugia

Piero della Francesca,1470
The Virgin with Child, Angels and Saints

The Virgin with Child, Angels and Saints

Piero della Francesca,1472-1474
Bust of a Warrior in a Winged Helmet

Bust of a Warrior in a Winged Helmet

Leonardo da Vinci,1475-1480
Portrait of Guidobaldo da Montefeltro

Portrait of Guidobaldo da Montefeltro

Piero della Francesca,1483
The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti, III

The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti, III

Sandro Botticelli,1483
The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti, I

The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti, I

Sandro Botticelli,1483
The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti, II

The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti, II

Sandro Botticelli,1483
The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli,1483-1485
Study of a Woman's Hands

Study of a Woman's Hands

Leonardo da Vinci,1490
The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci,1495-1498
Pietà

Pietà

Michelangelo,1498-1499
The Creation of Eve from Adam

The Creation of Eve from Adam

Raphael Sanzio,1500
St Sebastian

St Sebastian

Raphael Sanzio,1501
Madonna with Child and Saints

Madonna with Child and Saints

Raphael Sanzio,1502
Mond Crucifixion

Mond Crucifixion

Raphael Sanzio,1502
David

David

Michelangelo,1501-1504
A map of the Arno valley and surrounding areas

A map of the Arno valley and surrounding areas

Leonardo da Vinci,1503-1504
A bird's-eye map of western Tuscany

A bird's-eye map of western Tuscany

Leonardo da Vinci,1503-1504
The Small Cowper Madonna

The Small Cowper Madonna

Raphael Sanzio,1505
Young Man with Arrow

Young Man with Arrow

Giorgione,1505
Laura

Laura

Giorgione,1506
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Raphael Sanzio,1506
Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon

Raphael Sanzio,1506
Doni Tondo

Doni Tondo

Michelangelo,1507
The Tempest

The Tempest

Giorgione,1508
Virgin of the Rocks, 2nd Version

Virgin of the Rocks, 2nd Version

Leonardo da Vinci,1483-1508
The Three Philosophers

The Three Philosophers

Giorgione,1505-1509
Pastoral Concert

Pastoral Concert

Giorgione,Titian,1509
Portrait of a Young Man

Portrait of a Young Man

Giorgione,1510
Salome

Salome

Giampietrino,1510
Sleeping Venus

Sleeping Venus

Giorgione,1508-1510
Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

Giorgione,1505-1510
Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Giampietrino,1510
The foetus in the womb

The foetus in the womb

Leonardo da Vinci,1511
Notes on reproduction

Notes on reproduction

Leonardo da Vinci,1511
The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck

The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck

Leonardo da Vinci,1510-1511
The muscles of the shoulder

The muscles of the shoulder

Leonardo da Vinci,1510-1511
The bones of the foot, and the shoulder

The bones of the foot, and the shoulder

Leonardo da Vinci,1510-1511
The veins and muscles of the arm

The veins and muscles of the arm

Leonardo da Vinci,1510-1511
Sacred and Profane Love

Sacred and Profane Love

Titian,1514
A map of the Pontine marshes

A map of the Pontine marshes

Leonardo da Vinci,1515
Portrait of Bindo Altoviti

Portrait of Bindo Altoviti

Raphael Sanzio,1515
Flora

Flora

Titian,1515
Assumption of the Virgin

Assumption of the Virgin

Titian,1516-1518
Bacchus and Ariadne

Bacchus and Ariadne

Titian,1522-1523
Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Giampietrino,1510-1525
Madonna of the Cherries

Madonna of the Cherries

Giampietrino,1525
Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Giampietrino,1524-1526
Diana the Huntress

Diana the Huntress

Giampietrino,1526
Mars, Venus and Amor

Mars, Venus and Amor

Titian,1530
Man with a Quilted Sleeve

Man with a Quilted Sleeve

Titian,1530
Christ Carrying His Cross

Christ Carrying His Cross

Giampietrino,1530
The Penitent Magdalene

The Penitent Magdalene

Giampietrino,1530
Temptations of St Jerome

Temptations of St Jerome

Giorgio Vasari,1541
Six Tuscan Poets

Six Tuscan Poets

Giorgio Vasari,1544
David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Titian,1542-1544
The Sacrifice of Isaac

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Titian,1542-1544
Sisyphus

Sisyphus

Titian,1548-1549
Self-portrait with Bernardino Campi

Self-portrait with Bernardino Campi

Sofonisba Anguissola,1550
Descent of Christ Into Limbo

Descent of Christ Into Limbo

Agnolo Bronzino,1552
Glory

Glory

Titian,1551-1554
The Chess Game

The Chess Game

Sofonisba Anguissola,1555
Portrait of Doge Francesco Venier

Portrait of Doge Francesco Venier

Titian,1554-1556
Jacob's Dream

Jacob's Dream

Giorgio Vasari,1557-1558
Portrait of the Artist's Family

Portrait of the Artist's Family

Sofonisba Anguissola,1557-1558
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Sofonisba Anguissola,1558
The Burial of Christ - 1559

The Burial of Christ - 1559

Titian,1559
Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence

Allegory of Time Governed by Prudence

Titian,1550-1565
Christ Carrying the Cross

Christ Carrying the Cross

Titian,1565
Unknown Noblewoman

Unknown Noblewoman

Sofonisba Anguissola,1560-1565
Apotheosis of Cosimo I

Apotheosis of Cosimo I

Giorgio Vasari,1563-1565
The Tribute Money

The Tribute Money

Titian,1560-1568
The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

Giorgio Vasari,1570
Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Titian,1565-1570
The Burial of Christ

The Burial of Christ

Titian,1572
The Last Judgement

The Last Judgement

Giorgio Vasari,1572-1579
Judith with the Head of Holophernes

Judith with the Head of Holophernes

Fede Galizia,1596
Peaches in a White Ceramic Basket

Peaches in a White Ceramic Basket

Fede Galizia,1602
A Crystal Fruit Stand with Peaches, Quinces, and Jasmine

A Crystal Fruit Stand with Peaches, Quinces, and Jasmine

Fede Galizia,1607
Cherries in a Silver Compote

Cherries in a Silver Compote

Fede Galizia,1610

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