Italy

Portrait of Agnolo Bronzino

Agnolo Bronzino

A butcher's son swept off his feet by a renaissance master.

1503-1572
Portrait of Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

1884-1920
Portrait of Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio

Inventor of Curb Appeal, Master of the Facade

1508-1580
Portrait of Antonio Canova

Antonio Canova

A global titan of neoclassical sculpture

1757-1822
Portrait of Antonio Sant'Elia

Antonio Sant'Elia

Prophet of the violent, industrial future

1888-1916
Portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

Heads will roll

1593-1656

Bernardo Parentino

A case of mistaken identity

1450-1500
Portrait of Canaletto

Canaletto

The spiritual inventor of the postcard

1697-1768
Portrait of Caravaggio

Caravaggio

How a murderer invented Baroque painting

1571-1610
Portrait of Carlo Carrà

Carlo Carrà

An argument for consistency

1881-1966

Carlo Crivelli

The detailed worlds of the forgotten High Gothic

1430-1495

Cimabue

Master of Flat

1240-1302

Donatello

A celibate perfectionist revives classical sculpture

1386-1466
Portrait of Elisabetta Sirani

Elisabetta Sirani

The mysterious death of a young art teacher

1638-1665
Portrait of Fede Galizia

Fede Galizia

A woman in Italy invents the still life

1578-1630
Portrait of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

A poet creates a church of speed and violence

1876-1944
Portrait of Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico

Spiritual rock star kickstarts the Italian Renaissance

1395-1455
Portrait of Giacomo Balla

Giacomo Balla

Moving objects multiply themselves

1871-1958

Giampietrino

Copying Leonardo da Vinci for fun and profit.

1495-1549
Portrait of Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Making marble move

1598-1680
Portrait of Gino Severini

Gino Severini

A future of dancers instead of machines

1883-1966
Portrait of Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Enchanted space in the city of Nietzsche

1888-1978
Portrait of Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi

What if you only painted bottles for your whole life?

1890-1964
Portrait of Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari

The first art historian

1511-1574
Portrait of Giorgione

Giorgione

Rich color and mood like smooth syrup

1477-1510
Portrait of Giotto di Bondone

Giotto di Bondone

The human form, rediscovered during the Dark Ages

1267-1337
Portrait of Giovanna Garzoni

Giovanna Garzoni

Travel, socialize, paint lemons and beans

1600-1670
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Making a living from etchings

1720-1778

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Spirit and fire, a quick and resolute style

1696-1770
Portrait of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Why take art so seriously?

1526-1593
Portrait of John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent

Portrait painter extraordinaire

1856-1925
Portrait of Lavinia Fontana

Lavinia Fontana

Matriarch of the family business

1552-1614
Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Did you know he was a vegetarian?

1452-1519

Lorenzo Monaco

Gothic tradition is good enough for me

1370-1425

Luca della Robbia

Terra-cotta Master

1399-1482
Portrait of Luigi Russolo

Luigi Russolo

Machines that scream: inventing Futurist music

1885-1947

Michelangelo

Time to flex

1475-1564

Piero della Francesca

A mathematician gets fierce with perspective

1415-1492
Portrait of Plautilla Nelli

Plautilla Nelli

1524-1588
Portrait of Raphael Sanzio

Raphael Sanzio

Star boy parties himself to death

1483-1520

Rosalba Carriera

Pastel portraits keep you looking young and fresh

1673-1757

Sandro Botticelli

A fulcrum between old and new

1445-1510
Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola

Sofonisba Anguissola

Intimate portraitist and confidant to the queen

1532-1625
Portrait of Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti

1896-1942
Portrait of Tintoretto

Tintoretto

1518-1594
Portrait of Titian

Titian

"The Sun amidst small stars"

1488-1576
Portrait of Umberto Boccioni

Umberto Boccioni

Why can’t I stop painting my mother?

1882-1916
Portrait of Vincenzo Catena

Vincenzo Catena

A rich boy makes friends and paints for fun

1480-1531