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Albrecht Durer - Portrait of a Young Venetian WomanPortrait of a Young Venetian WomanAlbrecht Durer

Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman is a small bust length oil on elm panel painting by the German artist Albrecht Dürerfrom 1505. It was executed, along with a number of other high society portraits, during his second visit to Italy.
The woman wears a patterned gown with tied-on sleeves that sh...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
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Andrea Mantegna - The Lamentation over the Dead ChristThe Lamentation over the Dead ChristAndrea Mantegna

The Lamentation of Christ (also known as the Lamentation over the Dead Christ, or the Dead Christ and other variants) is a painting of about 1480 by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna. While the dating of the piece is debated, it was completed between 1475 and 1501, probably in the early...

Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan, Italy)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - The School of Athens (detail 1) (Stanza della Segnatura)The School of Athens (detail 1) (Stanza della Segnatura)Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

This wall painting, located in the Vatican, contains pictures of many famous philosophers. Plato and Aristotle are the two in the middle. As an inside joke, Raphael based Plato’s face on fellow artist Leonardo da Vinci. He also included Michelangelo and himself elsewhere in the painting.

Apostolic Palace (Vatican City, Vatican)
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Sandro Botticelli - The Birth of VenusThe Birth of VenusSandro Botticelli

The Birth of Venus (Italian: Nascita di Venere) is a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli. Botticelli was commissioned to paint the work by the Medici family of Florence, specifically Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici under the influence of his cousin Lorenzo de' Medici, close friend to Botticelli ....

Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Madonna and Child (The Tempi Madonna)Madonna and Child (The Tempi Madonna)Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

Painted for the Tempi family, it was bought by Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1829. The Madonna and Child (The Tempi Madonna) expresses the symbol of Motherhood. The painting is depicted by the Virgin who holds the Christ child tenderly. It was painted by Raphael for the Tempi Family and was believed that i...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
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Albrecht Durer - Christ Among the DoctorsChrist Among the DoctorsAlbrecht Durer

Christ among the Doctors is an oil painting by Albrecht Dürer, dating to 1506, now in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid,Spain. The work dates to Dürer's sojourn in Venice, and was executed (according to the inscription Opus Quinque Dierum, meaning 'Made in five days') hastily while he was working...

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain)
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Albrecht Durer - Self-portrait at 22Self-portrait at 22Albrecht Durer

Portrait of the Artist Holding a Thistle (or Eryngium) is an oil painting on parchment pasted on canvas by German artist Albrecht Dürer, painted in 1493. It is the earliest of Dürer's painted self-portraits and has been identified as one of the first self-portraits painted by a Northern artist.
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Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Sandro Botticelli - PrimaveraPrimaveraSandro Botticelli

Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, is a tempera panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Painted ca. 1482, the painting is described in Culture & Values (2009) as '[o]ne of the most popular paintings in Western art'. It is also, according to Botticelli, Primavera (19...

Uffizi (Florence, Italy)
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Albrecht Durer - The Martyrdom of the Ten ThousandThe Martyrdom of the Ten ThousandAlbrecht Durer

The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand is an oil painting by Albrecht Dürer, dating to 1508 and now at the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna, Austria. It is signed on a cartouche which hangs from the artist's self-portrait in the center, saying Iste fatiebat Ano Domini 1508 Albertus Dürer Aleman. The pa...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Portrait of Bindo AltovitiPortrait of Bindo AltovitiRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

The Portrait of Bindo Altoviti is a painting finished around 1515 by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. It is housed in the National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C., United States. Bindo Altoviti was a rich banker born in Rome in 1491, but of Florentine origin. He was a cultured man wh...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)