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Albrecht Durer - Young HareYoung HareAlbrecht Durer

Young Hare (German: Feldhase) is a 1502 watercolour and bodycolour painting by German artist Albrecht Dürer. Painted in 1502 in his workshop, it is acknowledged as a masterpiece of observational art alongside his Great Piece of Turf from the following year. The subject is rendered with almost photog...

Albertina (Vienna, Austria)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)Leonardo Da Vinci

The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde, or Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as 'the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most ...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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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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Michelangelo Buonarroti - Creation of AdamCreation of AdamMichelangelo Buonarroti

The Creation of Adam is arguably the most famous section of Michelangelo's fresco Sistine Chapel ceiling painted circa 1511–1512. It is traditionally thought to illustrate the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam, the first man. Chronologically th...

Cappella Sistina (Vatican City, Italy)
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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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Leonardo Da Vinci - Head of a Tousled Young WomanHead of a Tousled Young WomanLeonardo Da Vinci

The painting is depicting the head of a woman with tousled hair, sketched with violin frames. The monochrome painting was executed in umber, green amber and white lead preparation on a poplar-wood panel. It was also termed as scapiliata (woman with tousled hair)

Galleria Nazionale (Parma, Italy)
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Sandro Botticelli - Madonna and Child with an AngelMadonna and Child with an AngelSandro Botticelli

The Madonna and Child with an Angel is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, c. 1465-1467. It is housed in Spedale degli Innocenti of Florence. The painting, one of Botticelli's earliest, reveals Botticelli's close artistic relationship with his teacher, Filippo Lippi, and...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, United States)
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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)
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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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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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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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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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Leonardo Da Vinci - Lady with an ErmineLady with an ErmineLeonardo Da Vinci

The small portrait generally called The Lady with the Ermine was painted in oils on wooden panel by Leonardo da Vinci. At the time of its painting, the medium of oil paint was relatively new to Italy, having been introduced in the 1470s. The sitter has been identified with reasonable security as Cec...

Czartoryski Museum (Kraków, Poland)
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Matthias Grünewald - The Mocking of ChristThe Mocking of ChristMatthias Grünewald

Grünewald's earliest datable work is the Mocking of Christ, a colourful, vehemently expressive painting demonstrating his ability to create dazzling light effects. The painting depicts Christ blindfolded and being beaten by a band of grotesque men. The figures are thick-bodied, soft, and fleshy, don...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
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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 as the Man of SorrowsChrist as the Man of SorrowsAlbrecht Durer

This work depicts Jesus after he had been scourged and mocked by the soldiers, just before he was led away to be crucified. Jesus bleeds profusely from his wounds and he holds the instruments used to beat him, a three-knotted whip and bundle of birches. He wears the crown of thorns, leaning his head...

Staatliche Kunsthalle (Karlsruhe, 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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Sandro Botticelli - Venus and MarsVenus and MarsSandro Botticelli

Venus and Mars is a c. 1483 painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli. It shows the Roman gods Venus and Mars in an allegory of Beauty and Valour. Venus watches Mars sleep while two infant satyrs play carrying his armour as another rests under his arm. A fourth blows a small conch...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Portrait of a Lady with a UnicornPortrait of a Lady with a UnicornRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn is a painting, oil on canvas applied to wood, by Raphael, c. 1506. It is in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. The portrait appears to have been influenced by the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo between 1503 and 1506. The work was of uncertain attribution until recent ti...

Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - AnnunciationAnnunciationLeonardo Da Vinci

This is a painting of the traditional subject of the Annunciation, by the Italian Renaissance artists Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio, dating from circa 1472–1475 and housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy. The angel holds a Madonna lily, a symbol of Mary's virginity and of the ...

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy)
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Gerard David - The Marriage at CanaThe Marriage at CanaGerard David

The Marriage at Cana by Gerard David, painted in 1500, is an example of a religious painting which demonstrates the technique of oil on wood, 100 x 128 cm. Religious paintings were categorized as historical paintings and therefore the most prestigious genre by the French Académie de peinture et de s...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Stanze Vaticane - The School of AthensStanze Vaticane - The School of AthensRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

Stanze Vaticane - The School of Athens or Scuola di Atene in Italian, is one of the most famous paintings by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted between 1510 and 1511 as a part of Raphael's commission to decorate with frescoes the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the...

Apostolic Palace (Italy)
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Hans Memling - Scenes from the Passion of Christ (left side)Scenes from the Passion of Christ (left side)Hans Memling

Scenes from the Passion of Christ is an oil painting on a panel of Baltic oak, painted c.1470 by German-born Early Netherlandish painter Hans Memling. The painting shows 23 vignettes of the Life of Christ combined in one narrative composition without a central dominating scene: 19 episodes from the ...

Galleria Sabauda (Turin, Italy)