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—Spiritual rock star kickstarts the Italian Renaissance
1395 — 1455
Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1439
February 18, 1455
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The Annunciation and Life of the Virgin
The Virgin and Child with St. Dominic and Thomas Aquinas
Saint Anthony Tempted by a Lump of Gold
Christ Crowned with Thorns
Adoration of the Magi
A celibate perfectionist revives classical sculpture
"As well as I can"
Jan Van Eyck
Luca della Robbia
A master's work erased by war
Rogier van der Weyden
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