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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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Albert Dürer Lucas - Portrait of a Young Venetian WomanPortrait of a Young Venetian WomanAlbert Dürer Lucas

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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Albert Dürer Lucas - The Martyrdom of the Ten ThousandThe Martyrdom of the Ten ThousandAlbert Dürer Lucas

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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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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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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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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Albert Dürer Lucas - Self-portrait at 22Self-portrait at 22Albert Dürer Lucas

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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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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Albert Dürer Lucas - Christ Among the DoctorsChrist Among the DoctorsAlbert Dürer Lucas

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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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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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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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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Albert Dürer Lucas - The Altarpiece of the Rose GarlandsThe Altarpiece of the Rose GarlandsAlbert Dürer Lucas

The work dates to Dürer's sojourn in Venice, and had been commissioned by Jacob Fugger, intermediary between emperor Maximilian I and Pope Julius II, during the painter's stay as the banker's guest in Augsburg. The contract was renewed in the Italian city by the brotherhoods of the traders from Nure...

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Hans Memling - The last judgement triptychThe last judgement triptychHans Memling

The Last Judgment is a triptych attributed to German painter Hans Memling and painted between 1467 and 1471. It is now in the National Museum in Gdańsk in Poland. It was commissioned by Angelo Tani, an agent of the Medici at Bruges, but was captured at sea by Paul Beneke, a privateer from Danzig. (A...

National Museum (Gdańsk, Poland)
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Hans Holbein The Younger - The Body of the Dead Christ in the TombThe Body of the Dead Christ in the TombHans Holbein The Younger

The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb is an oil and tempera on limewood painting created by the German artist and printmaker Hans Holbein the Younger between 1520–22. The work shows a life-size, grotesque depiction of the stretched and unnaturally thin, decomposing body of Jesus Christ lying in hi...

Öffentliche Kunstsammlung (Basel, Switzerland)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - La Belle JardiniereLa Belle JardiniereRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

La belle jardinière, also known as Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist, is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael. It was commissioned by the Sienese patrician Fabrizio Sergardi and shows Mary, Christ and the young John the Baptist. It is currently in the Louvre Museum i...

Louvre Museum (Paris, France)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Madonna of the MeadowMadonna of the MeadowRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

The Madonna with the Christ Child and Saint John the Baptist is a 1506 painting by Raphael, now held in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. It is also known as Madonna del prato (Madonna of the Meadow) or Madonna del Belvedere (after its long residence in the imperial collection in the Vienna Be...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Wien, Austria)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Virgin of the Rocks - LondonVirgin of the Rocks - LondonLeonardo Da Vinci

The Virgin of the Rocks (the Madonna of the Rocks) is one of the two different paintings with almost identical compositions, which are at least largely by Leonardo da Vinci. This painting is in the National Gallery, London. Originally thought to have been partially painted by Da Vinci's assistants, ...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - The Virgin and Child with Saint AnneThe Virgin and Child with Saint AnneLeonardo Da Vinci

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting St. Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. Christ is shown grappling with a sacrificial lamb symbolising his Passion whilst the Virgin tries to restrain him. The painting was commissioned as the ...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Sandro Botticelli - Last Miracle and the Death of St. ZenobiusLast Miracle and the Death of St. ZenobiusSandro Botticelli

The Last Miracle and Death of St. Zenobius is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, c. 1500-1505. It was part of series of four pictures displaying episodes of the life of the saint, which is the last known work by the Florentine painter. It is housed in the Gemäldegalerie ...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Madonna with the Book (Connestabile Madonna)Madonna with the Book (Connestabile Madonna)Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

Madonna with the Book (Connestabile Madonna) is a small (and probably unfinished) painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was likely the last work painted by Raphael in Umbria before moving to Florence. Its name comes from the Conestabile family of Perugia, from whom it was acquired b...

The Norton Simon Museum of Art (Pasadena, United States)
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Sandro Botticelli - Mystic NativityMystic NativitySandro Botticelli

The Mystical Nativity is a painting of circa 1500–1501 by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, in the National Gallery in London. Botticelli built up the image using oil paint on canvas. It is his only signed work, and has a very unusual iconography for a Nativity. The Greek inscription...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Sandro Botticelli - Calumny of ApellesCalumny of ApellesSandro Botticelli

The Calumny of Apelles is a tempera painting by Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. Based on the description of a painting by Apelles, the work was completed in approximately 1494. It is on display in the Uffizi in Florence. In The Calumny of Apelles, Botticelli drew on the description of...

Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
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Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli Da Castelfranco) - The Three PhilosophersThe Three PhilosophersGiorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli Da Castelfranco)

The Three Philosophers must be a work of the last couple of years of Giorgione's life, since a near-contemporary source says that it was begun by him and finished by Sebastiano del Piombo, a collaboration confirmed by stylistic analysis. The subject matter has long been a source of disagreement. In ...

Kunsthistorischess Museum (Wien, Austria)
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Michelangelo Buonarroti - The Creation of AdamThe Creation of AdamMichelangelo Buonarroti

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam, the first man. The fresco is part of a complex iconographic...

Sistine Chapel (Vatican)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - The Last SupperThe Last SupperLeonardo Da Vinci

The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. It is one of the world's most famous paintings. The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495-1496 and was commissioned as part of a plan of renov...

Church Santa Maria delle Grazie (Milan, Italy)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Virgin and Child with St. AnneVirgin and Child with St. AnneLeonardo Da Vinci

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting St. Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. Christ is shown grappling with a sacrificial lamb symbolising his Passion whilst the Virgin tries to restrain him. The painting was commissioned as the ...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Adoration of the MagiAdoration of the MagiLeonardo Da Vinci

Adoration of the Magi is an early painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was given the commission by the Augustinian monks of San Donato a Scopeto in Florence, but departed for Milan the following year, leaving the painting unfinished. The Virgin Mary and Child are depicted in the foreground and fo...

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy)
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Lucas Cranach The Elder - The Rest on the Flight into EgyptThe Rest on the Flight into EgyptLucas Cranach The Elder

The Virgin has settled down to rest in a meadow on the edge of a forest. Supported by her, the child Jesus reaches out for the strawberries which an angel is offering him. Another angel is drawing water from a spring, a third is bringing a bird, while others sit in the grass and make music. Joseph, ...

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - AnnunciationAnnunciationLeonardo Da Vinci

Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci was painted, with Andrea del Verrocchio, circa 1472–1475. The angel holds a Madonna lily, a symbol of Mary's virginity and of the city of Florence. It is supposed that Leonardo originally copied the wings from those of a bird in flight, but they have since been leng...

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy)
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Michelangelo Buonarroti - Creation of Adam (Sistine Chapel)Creation of Adam (Sistine Chapel)Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam, the first man. The fresco is part of a complex iconographic...

Sistine Chapel (Vatican)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Self PortraitSelf PortraitLeonardo Da Vinci

The portrait of a man in red chalk in the Biblioteca Reale, Turin, (circa 1510) is widely accepted as a self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. It is thought that Leonardo da Vinci drew this self-portrait at about the age of 60. The portrait has been extensively reproduced and has become an iconic repre...

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Leonardo Da Vinci - Portrait of Ginevra BenciPortrait of Ginevra BenciLeonardo Da Vinci

Portrait of Ginevra Benci was an aristocrat from 15th-century Florence, admired for her intelligence by Florentine contemporaries. She is the subject of a portrait painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The oil-on-wood portrait was acquired by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in 1967, for US...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - St. JeromeSt. JeromeLeonardo Da Vinci

St Jerome (c. 1480) is an unfinished painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting depicts Saint Jerome during his retreat to the Syrian desert, where he lived the life of a hermit. St Jerome kneels in a rocky landscape, gazing toward a crucifix which can be discerned faintly sketched in at the extrem...

Vatican Museums and Galleries (Vatican City, Italy)
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Cosimo Rosselli - The Last Supper (after restauration)The Last Supper (after restauration)Cosimo Rosselli

A fresco on the northern wall of the Sistine Chapel. It is part of the series on the life of Jesus. It appears that Jesus has just shared the bread and the wine. He tells his followers that he will soon die. The apostles seem shocked - unfortunately Rosselli didn't have a talent for depicting emotio...

CAPPELLA SISTINA VATICAN CITY (Rome, Italy)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - St Jerome in the WildernessSt Jerome in the WildernessLeonardo Da Vinci

St Jerome in the Wilderness (c. 1480) is an unfinished painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The painting depicts Saint Jerome during his retreat to the Syrian desert, where he lived the life of a hermit. St Jerome kneels in a rocky landscape, gazing toward a crucifix which can be discerned faintly sketche...

Vatican Museums and Galleries (Vatican City, Italy)