The High Renaissance when the explosion in art reached its pinnacle
The High Renaissance, in Rome and Venice the lessons learned from previous generations of artists resulted in the greatest flowering of the arts in history.
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Early Italian Renaissance the history of artistic achievement.
The beginning of the Italian Renaissance, emerging from the dark ages the artists, plague and events that shaped the modern world.
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The Medici of Florence.
New and updated The Medici artistic patrons of the Renaissance. The Medici were an important banking family from the city of Florence. Their rise to power during the 15th century influenced the art, culture, and political events during the Renaissance period. The family was one of the wealthiest in Europe and the Medici bank was the most respected financial institution of the time.
Lorenzo de' Medici the Magnificent (1449-1492) held the reins of power in Florence during the golden age of the Renaissance. As an active promoter of the arts he was involved in gaining commissions for artists such as Sandro Botticelli, known for his famous painting “The Birth of Venus”. Other eminent artists included Domenico Ghirlandaio, Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo Buonarroti.
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Michelangelo in the Pauline Chapel, the artist's least known work
The Conversion of Saul and the Crucifixion of St Peter are two giant frescoes by Michelangelo in the Pauline Chapel
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Leonardo da Vinci, a great artist in an age of great artists
Leonardo Da Vinci the Renaissance man. This gifted polymath artist, scientist, engineer and more was also one of the greatest geniuses in human history
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Michelangelo Buonarroti, the life and art of the renaissance master
Michelangelo painter, poet and architect He was also regarded as the greatest sculptor of the sixteenth century. The creator of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
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Giotto di Bondone was the great innovator of the proto renaissance
Giotto, the first great artist of the renaissance, his paintings display a three dimensional quality which breaks with the flat representations of the past.
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Andrea del Verrocchio, multitalented painter and sculptor
Andrea del Verrocchio, this gifted and multitalented Renaissance artist's pupils included Leonardo da Vinci, Perugino, Ghirlandaio and Sandro Botticelli.
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Filippino Lippi Renaissance artist 1457/8-1504
Filippino Lippi was the illegitimate son of Fra Filippo Lippi and the nun Lucrezia Buti. Working in Florence he was a gifted and influential Italian painter.
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Fra Filippo Lippi and his works in Prato Cathedral
Fra Filippo Lippi, this famous Florentine painter was placed in a Carmelite monastery in Florence on the death of his parents.
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