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—A celibate perfectionist revives classical sculpture
1386 — 1466
St. George, 1415
December 13, 1466
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St. John the Evangelist
Prophet Habbakuk - Detail
Assumption of the Virgin
Delivery of the Keys to St Peter and the Ascension of Christ
The youngest of the Four Masters
Gothic tradition is good enough for me
"As well as I can"
Jan Van Eyck
Spiritual rock star kickstarts the Italian Renaissance
The artists of
Donatello — A celibate perfectionist revives classical sculpture
Giampietrino — Copying Leonardo da Vinci for fun and profit.
Sofonisba Anguissola — Intimate portraitist and confidant to the queen
Fede Galizia — A woman in Italy invents the still life
Raphael Sanzio — Star boy parties himself to death
Giorgio Vasari — The first art historian
Titian — "The Sun amidst small stars"
Fra Angelico — Spiritual rock star kickstarts the Italian Renaissance
Michelangelo — Time to flex
Andrea Palladio — Inventor of Curb Appeal, Master of the Facade
Leonardo da Vinci — Did you know he was a vegetarian?
Piero della Francesca — A mathematician gets fierce with perspective
Giorgione — Rich color and mood like smooth syrup
Sandro Botticelli — A fulcrum between old and new
Bernardo Parentino — A case of mistaken identity
Luca della Robbia — Terra-cotta Master
Vincenzo Catena — A rich boy makes friends and paints for fun
Lavinia Fontana — Matriarch of the family business: painting