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Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519) - Italy (Vinci)

Early Renaissance, High Renaissance

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen) 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy......


Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564) - Italy (Caprese Near Arezzo)

High Renaissance, High Renaissance

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (/ˌmaɪkəlˈændʒəloʊ/ Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni] 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Conside......


Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) (1483 - 1520) - Italy (Urbino)

High Renaissance, Renaissance

Raphael is another of those enigmatic Renaissance painters that only needs a first name to know who one talking about. If Michelangelo or Leonardo is brought up in conversation as if speaking about an old friend, we know that it is the Italian Renaissance Masters that are being spoken about. The same is true of Raphael, who is sometimes given a back seat to the two giants, but is no less of an artist. Whereas Leonardo Da Vinci’s works can be painted in mostly dark tones, Raphael’s are light, bright and airy....


Giotto Di Bondone

Giotto Di Bondone (1267 - 1337) - Italy (Near Florence)

Proto Renaissance, Gothic Art

Giotto di Bondone (c. 1270 – January 8, 1337), known mononymously as Giotto (Italian: [ˈdʒɔtto]) and latinised as Giottus, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence during the Late Middle Ages. He worked during the "Gothic or Proto-Renaissance" period. Giotto's contemporary, the banker and chronicler Giovanni Villani, wrote that Giotto was......


Jan Van Eyck

Jan Van Eyck (1390 - 1441) - Netherlands (Maaseik)

Northern Renaissance, Renaissance

Jan van Eyck (Dutch: [ˈjɑn vɑn ˈɛik]) (before c. 1390 – 9 July 1441) was a Flemish painter active in Bruges. He is often considered one of the founders of Early Netherlandish painting school and one of the most significant representatives of Northern Renaissance art. The few surviving records of his early life indicate that he was born c. 1380–1390......


Piero Della Francesca

Piero Della Francesca (1415 - 1492) - Italy (Sansepolcro)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Piero della Francesca (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjɛːro della franˈtʃeska] listen (help·info) c. 1415 – 12 October 1492) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. As testified by Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, to contemporaries he was also known as a mathematician and geometer. Nowadays ......


Hans Holbein The Younger

Hans Holbein The Younger (1497 - 1543) - Italy (Augsburg)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Hans Holbein the Younger (German: Hans Holbein der Jüngere) (c. 1497 – between 7 October and 29 November 1543) was a German and Swiss artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire and Reformation propaganda, and made ......


Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli Da Castelfranco)

Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli Da Castelfranco) (1477 - 1510) - Italy (Castelfranco Veneto)

High Renaissance, High Renaissance


Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico (1395 - 1455) - Italy (Rupecanina)

Early Renaissance, Abstract Expressionism

Fra Angelico (born Guido di Pietro c. 1395 – February 18, 1455) was an Early Italian Renaissance painter described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent". He was known to contemporaries as Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John of Fiesole) and Fra Giovanni Angelico (Angelic Brother John). In modern Italian he is ......


Paolo Uccello

Paolo Uccello (1397 - 1475) - Italy (Pratovecchio)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Paolo Uccello (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːolo utˈtʃɛllo] 1397 – 10 December 1475), born Paolo di Dono, was an Italian painter and mathematician who was notable for his pioneering work on visual perspective in art. In his book Lives of the Artists Giorgio Vasari wrote that Uccello was obsessed by his interest in perspective and would stay up all ni......


Andrea Mantegna

Andrea Mantegna (1431 - 1506) - Italy (Isola Di Carturo)

Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

Andrea Mantegna (Italian: [anˈdrɛːa manˈteɲɲa] c. 1431 – September 13, 1506) was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archeology, and son-in-law of Jacopo Bellini. Like other artists of the time, Mantegna experimented with perspective, e.g. by lowering the horizon in order to create a sense of greater monumentality. His flinty, metallic landscape......



Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli (1445 - 1510) - Italy (Florence)

Italian Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli (Italian: [ˈsandro bottiˈtʃɛlli] c. 1445 – May 17, 1510), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari would characterize less than a hundred years later in his Vita o......


Rogier Van Der Weyden

Rogier Van Der Weyden (1400 - 1464) - Belgium (Tournai)

Early Netherlandish, Northern Renaissance

Rogier van der Weyden (Dutch: [roːˈɣiːr vɑn dɛr ˈʋɛi̯də(n)]) or Roger de la Pasture (1399 or 1400 – 18 June 1464) was an Early Netherlandish painter whose surviving works consist mainly of religious triptychs, altarpieces and commissioned single and diptych portraits. He was highly successful and internationally famous in his lifetime his paintings......


Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch (1450 - 1516) - Netherlands ('S-Hertogenbosch)

Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, Symbolism

Hieronymus Bosch (/ˌhaɪ.əˈrɒnɪməs ˈbɒʃ/ Dutch: [ɦijeːˈroːnimɵz ˈbɔs] ( listen) born Jheronimus van Aken [jeːˈroːnimɵs fɑn ˈaːkə(n)] c. 1450 – 9 August 1516) was a Dutch/Netherlandish draughtsman and painter from Brabant. He is widely considered one of the most notable representatives of Early Netherlandish painting school. His work is known for its......


Pieter Bruegel The Elder

Pieter Bruegel The Elder (1525 - 1569) - Belgium (Bree)

Northern Renaissance, Renaissance

Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel) the Elder (Dutch: [ˈpitər ˈbrøːɣəl] c. 1525-1530 – 9 September 1569) was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so called genre painting) he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in lar......


Hans Memling

Hans Memling (1430 - 1494) - Germany (Seligenstadt)

Northern Renaissance, Early Netherlandish

Hans Memling (also spelled Memlinc c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) was a German painter who moved to Flanders and worked in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. He spent some time in the Brussels workshop of Rogier van der Weyden, and after van der Weyden's death in 1464, Memling was made a citizen of Bruges, where he became one of the leading ......


Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer (1471 - 1528) - Italy (Nuremberg)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer (/ˈdʊərər, ˈdjʊərər/ German: [ˈalbʁɛçt ˈdyːʁɐ] 21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He was in communication with the major ......


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880 - 1938) - Germany (Aschaffenburg)

Expressionism, High Renaissance, Symbolism, Cubism

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art. He volunteered for army service in the First World War, but soon suffered a breakdown and was dischar......


Ferdinand Hodler

Ferdinand Hodler (1853 - 1918) - Switzerland (Bern)

Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Romanticism, Renaissance, Naive Art / Primitivism

Ferdinand Hodler (March 14, 1853 – May 19, 1918) was one of the best-known Swiss painters of the nineteenth century. His early works were portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings in a realistic style. Later, he adopted a personal form of symbolism he called "parallelism". Hodler was born in Bern, the eldest of six children. His father, Jean Hodle......


Luca Giordano

Luca Giordano (1634 - 1705) - Italy (Naples)

Italian Renaissance, Italian Renaissance

Luca Giordano (18 October 1634 – 12 January 1705) was an Italian late Baroque painter and printmaker in etching. Fluent and decorative, he worked successfully in Naples and Rome, Florence and Venice, before spending a decade in Spain. Born in Naples, Giordano was the son of the painter Antonio Giordano. In around 1650 he was apprenticed to Ribera o......


Lucas Cranach The Elder

Lucas Cranach The Elder (1472 - 1553) - Germany (Kronach)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German: Lucas Cranach der Ältere German pronunciation: [ˈluːkas ˈkʁaːnax dɛɐ̯ ˈʔɛltəʁə], c. 1472 – 16 October 1553) was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career, and is known for his portraits, both of German princes and those......


Giovanni Bellini

Giovanni Bellini (1433 - 1516) - Italy (Venice)

Renaissance, Early Renaissance, High Renaissance

Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430 – 26 November 1516) was an Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters. His father was Jacopo Bellini, his brother was Gentile Bellini (who was more highly regarded than Giovanni during his lifetime, although the reverse is true today), and his brother-in-law was Andrea M......


Paolo Veronese

Paolo Veronese (1528 - 1588) - Italy (Verona)

Renaissance, Renaissance

Paolo Caliari, known as Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), was an Italian Renaissance painter, based in Venice, known for large-format history paintings of religion and mythology, such as The Wedding at Cana (1563) and The Feast in the House of Levi (1573). Included with Titian, a generation older, and Tintoretto, a decade senior, Veronese is one of the “......


Albert Dürer Lucas

Albert Dürer Lucas (1471 - 1528) - Italy (Nuremberg)

Northern Renaissance, High Renaissance

Albrecht Dürer (/ˈdʊərər, ˈdjʊərər/ German: [ˈalbʁɛçt ˈdyːʁɐ] 21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He was in communication with the major ......


Lorenzo Lotto

Lorenzo Lotto (1480 - 1556) - Italy (Venice)

High Renaissance, High Renaissance

Lorenzo Lotto (c. 1480 – 1556/57) was an Italian painter, draughtsman and illustrator, traditionally placed in the Venetian school, though much of his career was spent in other North Italian cities. He painted mainly altarpieces, religious subjects and portraits. While he was active during the High Renaissance, his nervous and eccentric posings and......


Domenico Ghirlandaio

Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449 - 1494) - Italy (Florence)

Early Renaissance, Italian Renaissance

Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian: [doˈmeːniko ɡirlanˈdaːjo] 2 June 1448 – 11 January 1494) was an Italian Renaissance painter born in Florence. Ghirlandaio was part of the so-called "third generation" of the Florentine Renaissance, along with Verrocchio, the Pollaiolo brothers and Sandro Botticelli. Ghirlandaio led a large and efficient workshop that ......


Maurits Cornelis Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 - 1972) - Netherlands (Leeuwarden)

Op-Art, Renaissance

Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmʌurɪts kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈɛsxər] 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), or commonly M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflectio......


Benozzo Gozzoli

Benozzo Gozzoli (1420 - 1497) - Italy (Florence)

Italian Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Benozzo Gozzoli (c. 1421 – 1497) was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. He is best known for a series of murals in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi depicting festive, vibrant processions with fine attention to detail and a pronounced International Gothic influence. He is considered one of the most prolific fresco painters of his generation. W......


Martin Schongauer

Martin Schongauer (1450 - 1491) - Germany (Augsburg)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Martin Schongauer (c. 1445, Colmar – 2 February 1491, Breisach), also known as Martin Schön ("Martin beautiful") or Hübsch Martin ("pretty Martin") by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer. Schongauer was born in about 1440 in Colmar, Alsace, probably t......


Vittore Carpaccio

Vittore Carpaccio (1465 - 1526) - Italy (Venice)

High Renaissance, High Renaissance

Vittore Carpaccio (Italian pronunciation: [vitˈtoːre karˈpattʃo] c. 1465 – 1525/1526) was an Italian painter of the Venetian school, who studied under Gentile Bellini. He is best known for a cycle of nine paintings, The Legend of Saint Ursula. His style was somewhat conservative, showing little influence from the Humanist trends that transformed It......


Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833 - 1898) - United Kingdom (Birmingham)

Italian Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelites, Romanticism, Symbolism

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet ARA (28 August 1833 – 17 June 1898) was a British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked closely with William Morris on a wide range of decorative arts as a founding partner in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Burne-Jones was closely involved i......


Carlo Crivelli

Carlo Crivelli (1435 - 1495) - Italy (Venice)

Italian Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Carlo Crivelli ( Venice c. 1430 – Ascoli Piceno 1495) was an Italian Renaissance painter of conservative Late Gothic decorative sensibility, who spent his early years in the Veneto, where he absorbed influences from the Vivarini, Squarcione and Mantegna. He left the Veneto by 1458 and spent most of the remainder of his career in the March of Ancona......


Luca Signorelli

Luca Signorelli (1450 - 1523) - Italy (Cortona)

High Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Luca Signorelli (c. 1450—16 October 1523) was an Italian Renaissance painter who was noted in particular for his ability as a draftsman and his use of foreshortening. His massive frescoes of the Last Judgment (1499–1503) in Orvieto Cathedral are considered his masterpiece. He was born Luca d'Egidio di Ventura in Cortona, Tuscany (some sources call ......


Antonio Allegri Da Correggio

Antonio Allegri Da Correggio (1489 - 1534) - Italy (Correggio)

High Renaissance, Mannerism

Antonio Allegri da Correggio (August 1489 – March 5, 1534), usually known as Correggio (Italian: [korˈreddʒo]), was the foremost painter of the Parma school of the Italian Renaissance, who was responsible for some of the most vigorous and sensuous works of the 16th century. In his use of dynamic composition, illusionistic perspective and dramatic f......


Donatello

Donatello (1386 - 1466) - Italy (Florence)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi (c. 1386 – 13 December 1466), better known as Donatello (Italian: [donaˈtɛllo]), was an Italian Renaissance sculptor from Florence. He studied classical sculpture and used this to develop a complete Renaissance style in sculpture, whose periods in Rome, Padua and Siena introduced to other parts of Italy a long and p......


Andrea Del Sarto

Andrea Del Sarto (1486 - 1530) - Italy (Florence)

High Renaissance, High Renaissance

This Holy Family painting was completed by the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Sarto and housed in the Pinacoteca of the Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini) in Rome, Italy. The painting was commissioned in Florence by a Zanobi Strozzi for the chapel at his Villa of Rovezzano. It was cited by Vasari in his biography of Sarto, wh......


Matthias Grünewald

Matthias Grünewald (1480 - 1528) - Germany (Würzburg)

Northern Renaissance, Regionalism

Matthias Grünewald (c. 1470 – 31 August 1528) was a German Renaissance painter of religious works who ignored Renaissance classicism to continue the style of late medieval Central European art into the 16th century. His first name is also given as Mathis and his surname as Gothart or Neithardt. Only ten paintings—several consisting of many panels—a......


Hugo Van Der Goes

Hugo Van Der Goes (1440 - 1482) - Belgium (Ghent)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Hugo van der Goes (probably Ghent c. 1430/1440 – Auderghem 1482) was one of the most significant and original Flemish painters of the late 15th century. Van der Goes was an important painter of altarpieces as well as portraits. He introduced important innovations in painting through his monumental style, use of a specific colour range and individua......


Albrecht Altdorfer

Albrecht Altdorfer (1480 - 1538) - Germany (Regensburg)

Northern Renaissance, Renaissance

Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480 – February 12, 1538) was a German painter, engraver and architect of the Renaissance working in Regensburg. Along with Lucas Cranach the Elder and Wolf Huber he is regarded to be the main representative of the so-called Danube School setting biblical and historical subjects against landscape backgrounds of expressive col......


Gerard David

Gerard David (1450 - 1523) - Netherlands (Oudewater)

Early Netherlandish, Northern Renaissance

Gerard David (c. 1460 – 13 August 1523) was an Early Netherlandish painter and manuscript illuminator known for his brilliant use of color. Only a bare outline of his life survives, although some facts are known. He may have been the Meester gheraet van brugghe who became a master of the Antwerp guild in 1515. He was very successful in his lifetime......


Lucas Van Leyden

Lucas Van Leyden (1494 - 1533) - Netherlands (Leiden)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Lucas van Leyden (1494 – 8 August 1533), also named either Lucas Hugensz or Lucas Jacobsz, was a Dutch engraver and painter. Lucas van Leyden was among the first Dutch exponents of genre painting and is generally regarded as a very accomplished engraver. Lucas was the son of Huygh Jacobsz. He was born, died, and was mainly active in Leiden. Carel v......


Andrea Del Castagno

Andrea Del Castagno (1419 - 1457) - Italy (Castagno)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Andrea del Castagno (or Andrea di Bartolo di Bargilla c. 1421 – 19 August 1457) was an Italian painter from Florence, influenced chiefly by Tommaso Masaccio and Giotto di Bondone. His works include frescoes in Sant'Apollonia in Florence and the painted equestrian monument of Niccolò da Tolentino (1456) in the Cathedral in Florence. He in turn influ......


Pieter Bruegel The Younger

Pieter Bruegel The Younger (1525 - 1569) - Belgium (Brussels)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel) the Elder (Dutch: [ˈpitər ˈbrøːɣəl] c. 1525-1530 – 9 September 1569) was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so called genre painting) he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in lar......


Petrus Christus

Petrus Christus (1465 - 1476) - Belgium (Baarle-Hertog)

Northern Renaissance, Early Netherlandish

Petrus Christus (c. 1410/1420 – 1475/1476) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges from 1444, where, along with Hans Memling, he became the leading painter after the death of Jan van Eyck. He was influenced by van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden and is noted for his innovations with linear perspective and a meticulous technique which see......


Quentin Massys

Quentin Massys (1466 - 1530) - Belgium (Leuven)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Quentin Matsys (Dutch: Quinten Matsijs) (1466–1530) was a painter in the Flemish tradition and a founder of the Antwerp school. He was born at Leuven, where legend states he was trained as an ironsmith before becoming a painter. Matsys was active in Antwerp for over 20 years, creating numerous works with religious roots and satirical tendencies. Mo......


Francesco Di Giorgio Martini

Francesco Di Giorgio Martini (1439 - 1502) - Italy (Siena)

Italian Renaissance, Italian Renaissance

Francesco di Giorgo Martini (1439–1501) was an Italian painter of the Sienese School and a sculptor, as well as being, in Nikolaus Pevsner's terms: "one of the most interesting later Quattrocento architects" and a visionary architectural theorist as a military engineer he executed architectural designs and sculptural projects and built almost seven......


Bernardino Luini

Bernardino Luini (1480 - 1532) - Italy (Runo)

High Renaissance, High Renaissance

Bernardino Luini (c. 1480/82 – June 1532) was a North Italian painter from Leonardo's circle. Both Luini and Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio were said to have worked with Leonardo directly he was described to have taken "as much from Leonardo as his native roots enabled him to comprehend". Consequently, many of his works were attributed to Leonardo. He......


Nicholas Hilliard

Nicholas Hilliard (1577 - 1619) - United Kingdom (Exeter)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Nicholas Hilliard (c. 1547 – 7 January 1619) was an English goldsmith and limner best known for his portrait miniatures of members of the courts of Elizabeth I and James I of England. He mostly painted small oval miniatures, but also some larger cabinet miniatures, up to about ten inches tall, and at least two famous half-length panel portraits of ......


Andrea Del Verrocchio

Andrea Del Verrocchio (1435 - 1488) - Italy (Florence)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Andrea del Verrocchio (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa del verˈrɔkkjo] c. 1435 – 1488), born Andrea di Michele di Francesco de' Cioni, was an Italian painter, sculptor, and goldsmith who was a master of an important workshop in Florence. He became known by his nickname Verrocchio, from vero occhio, which in Italian means "true eye", a tribute give......


Jacopo Bellini

Jacopo Bellini (1396 - 1470) - Italy (Venice)

Early Renaissance, Gothic Art

Jacopo Bellini (c. 1400 – c. 1470) was one of the founders of the Renaissance style of painting in Venice and northern Italy. His sons Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, and his son-in-law Andrea Mantegna, were also famous painters. Few of Bellini's paintings still exist, but his surviving sketch-books (one in the British Museum and one in the Louvre) s......


Sano Di Pietro

Sano Di Pietro (1406 - 1481) - Italy (Siena)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Sano di Pietro or Ansano di Pietro di Mencio (1406–1481) was an Italian painter of the Sienese school of painting. He was active for about half a century during the Quattrocento period, and his contemporaries included Giovanni di Paolo and Sassetta. Sano was born in 1406. His name enters the roll of painters in 1428 where it remained until his deat......


Joachim Beuckelaer

Joachim Beuckelaer (1533 - 1573) - Belgium (Antwerp)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Joachim Beuckelaer (c. 1533 – c. 1570/4) was a Flemish painter specialising in market and kitchen scenes with elaborate displays of food and household equipment. He also painted still lifes with no figures in the central scene. His development of the genre of market and kitchen scenes was influential on the development of still life art in Northern......


Michael Pacher

Michael Pacher (1435 - 1498) - Italy (Brixen)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Michael Pacher (c. 1435 – August 1498) was an Austrian painter and sculptor from Tyrol active during the second half of the fifteenth century. He was one of the earliest artists to introduce the principles of Renaissance painting into Germany. Pacher was a comprehensive artist with a broad range of sculpting, painting, and architecture skills produ......


Gentile Bellini

Gentile Bellini (1429 - 1507) - Italy (Venice)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Gentile Bellini (c. 1429 – 23 February 1507) was an Italian painter of the school of Venice. He came from Venice's leading family of painters, and at least in the early part of his career was more highly regarded than his younger brother Giovanni Bellini, the reverse of the case today. From 1474 he was the official portrait artist for the Doges of ......


Bernhard Strigel

Bernhard Strigel (1461 - 1528) - Germany (Memmingen)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Bernhard Strigel (c. 1461 – May 4, 1528) was a German portrait and historical painter of the Swabian school, the most important of a family of artists established at Memmingen. He was born at Memmingen and was probably a pupil of Zeitblom at Ulm. He stood in high favor with the Emperor Maximilian I, in whose service he repeatedly journeyed to Augsb......


Joos Van Cleve

Joos Van Cleve (1485 - 1540) - Germany (Kleve)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Joos van Cleve (/ˈkleɪvə/ also Joos van der Beke c. 1485 – 1540/1541) was a painter active in Antwerp around 1511 to 1540. He is known for combining traditional Netherlandish painting techniques with influences of more contemporary Renaissance painting styles. An active member and co-deacon of the Guild of Saint Luke of Antwerp, he is known mostly ......


Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 - 1446) - Italy (Florence)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Filippo Brunelleschi (Italian: [fiˈlippo brunelˈleski] 1377 – April 15, 1446) was an Italian designer and a key figure in architecture, recognised to be the first modern engineer, planner and sole construction supervisor. He was one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance. He is generally well known for developing a technique for linear perspect......


Hans Baldung

Hans Baldung (1485 - 1545) - Germany (Swabia)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Hans Baldung Grien or Grün (c. 1484 – September 1545) was a German artist in painting and printmaking who was considered the most gifted student of Albrecht Dürer. Throughout his lifetime, Baldung developed a distinctive style, full of color, expression and imagination. His talents were varied, and he produced a great and extensive variety of work ......


Domenico Veneziano

Domenico Veneziano (1410 - 1461) - Italy (Venice)

Early Renaissance, Early Renaissance

Domenico Veneziano (c. 1410 – May 15, 1461) was an Italian painter of the early Renaissance, active mostly in Perugia and Tuscany. Little is known of his birth, though he is thought to have been born in Venice, hence his last name. He then moved to Florence in 1422–23 as a boy, to become a pupil of Gentile da Fabriano. He is said to have worked wit......


Konrad Witz

Konrad Witz (1400 - 1446) - Germany (Rottweil)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Konrad Witz (1400/1410 probably in Rottweil, Germany – winter 1445/spring 1446 in Basel, Switzerland) was a German-born painter, active mainly in Basel, Switzerland. His 1444 panel, The Miraculous Draft of Fishes (a portion of a lost altarpiece) has been credited as the earliest extant faithful portrayal of a landscape in European art history, bein......


Giampietrino

Giampietrino (1495 - 1549) - Italy

High Renaissance, High Renaissance

Giampietrino, probably Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli (active 1495–1549), was a north Italian painter of the Lombard school and Leonardo's circle, succinctly characterized by Sidney J. Freedberg as an "exploiter of Leonardo's repertory." Giampietrino was a very productive painter of large altarpieces, Madonnas, holy women in half figure, and mythological ......


Jacob Cornelisz Van Oostsanen

Jacob Cornelisz Van Oostsanen (1470 - 1533) - Netherlands (Oostzaan)

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (before 1470 – 1533) was a Northern Netherlandish designer of woodcuts and painter. He was one of the first important artists working in Amsterdam, at a time when it was a flourishing provincial town. Little is known about Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen's life. Historians rely mostly on the biographical sketch of him wr......


Dierec Bouts

Dierec Bouts -

Early Netherlandish, Northern Renaissance

Dieric Bouts (born ca. 1415 – 6 May 1475) was an Early Netherlandish painter. Very little is known about Bouts' early life, but he was greatly influenced by Jan van Eyck and by Rogier van der Weyden, under whom he may have studied. He is first documented in Leuven in 1457 and worked there until his death in 1475. Bouts was among the first northern ......


Giovanni Battista Cima Da Conegliano

Giovanni Battista Cima Da Conegliano (1459 - 1517) -

Italian Renaissance, Italian Renaissance

Giovanni Battista Cima, also called Cima da Conegliano (c. 1459 – c. 1517), was an Italian Renaissance painter, who mostly worked in Venice. He can be considered part of the Venetian school, though he was also influenced by Antonello da Messina, in the emphasis he gives to landscape backgrounds and the tranquil atmosphere of his works. Once formed ......


Joachim Antonisz Wtewael

Joachim Antonisz Wtewael -

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Joachim Anthoniszoon Wtewael (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈyːtəʋaːl] also known as Uytewael [ˈœytəʋaːl]) (1566 – 1 August 1638) was a Dutch Mannerist painter and draughtsman, as well as a highly successful flax merchant, and town councillor of Utrecht. Wtewael was one of the leading Dutch exponents of Northern Mannerism, and his distinctive and attractiv......


Jean Hey

Jean HeyJean Hey United Kingdom

Northern Renaissance, Northern Renaissance

Jean Hey (or Jean Hay) (fl. c. 1475 – c. 1505), now generally identified with the artist formerly known as the Master of Moulins, was an Early Netherlandish painter working in France and the Duchy of Burgundy, and associated with the court of the Dukes of Bourbon. Little is known about Hey, whose style has led to speculation that he may have studie......


Palma Vecchio

Palma Vecchio (1480 - 1528) -

Italian Renaissance, Italian Renaissance

Palma Vecchio (c. 1480 – July 1528), born Jacopo Palma and also known as Jacopo Negretti, was an Venetian painter of the Italian Renaissance. He was born at Serina Alta near Bergamo, a dependency of the Republic of Venice, but his recorded career all took place in or near Venice. He is called Palma Vecchio in English ("Palma the Elder", in Italian ......


Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) (1490 - 1576) - Italy (Pieve Di Cadore)

High Renaissance, High Renaissance


Masaccio (Ser Giovanni, Mone Cassai)

Masaccio (Ser Giovanni, Mone Cassai) (1401 - 1429) - Italy (San Giovanni Valdarno)

Early Renaissance, Italian Renaissance


Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo Da Ponte)

Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo Da Ponte) (1510 - 1592) - Italy (Bassano Del Grappa Near Venice)

High Renaissance, High Renaissance





Antonello Di Giovanni Di Antonio (Antonello Da Messina)

Antonello Di Giovanni Di Antonio (Antonello Da Messina) (1430 - 1479) - Italy (Messina)

Early Renaissance, Italian Renaissance


Dosso Dossi (Giovanni Di Niccolò De Luteri)

Dosso Dossi (Giovanni Di Niccolò De Luteri) (1486 - 1542) - Italy (San Giovanni Del Dosso)

Renaissance, Renaissance







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