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Luca Signorelli Italian painter famous for his massive cathedral works

Luca Signorelli, the Renaissance artist and his work in the Orvieto Cathedral. He is famous for his renditions of the human form and his foreshortening skills.

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The Lady with an Ermine was painted in 1489/90 by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo’s portrait of Cecilia Gallerani known as The Lady with an Ermine this oil on wood panel is a magnificently realised study of feminine beauty.

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Michelangelo's Doni Tondo a compositional masterpiece.

The Doni Tondo, or The Holy Family, is Michelangelo's only complete surviving panel painting. In contrast to his frescoes the Tondo was painted in egg tempera.

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Giorgione of the Venetian High Renaissance master of light and colour.

Giorgione, High Renaissance the artist from Venice who painted the Sleeping Venus and the Tempest. He was apprenticed to the painter Giovanni Bellini.

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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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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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Sandro Botticelli

The life and work of the great Florentine artist Sandro Botticelli. The Birth of Venus, Primavera and more

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Hans Holbein

Hans Holbein painter to the English Court of Henry VIII.

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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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The Da Vinci Drawings.

Leonardo mans headThe Leonardo Da Vinci Drawings give us a valuable insight into the depth of knowledge experienced by the great artist.

We are fortunate that a vast body of Leonardo’s drawings have survived these are scattered in various collections across the world. Leonardo dictated his last will and testament on his deathbed on 23 April 1519, he bequeathed all his manuscripts to his pupil Francesco Melzi.

The sheer abundance of drawings on subjects as varied as Anatomy, Weapons of war, Maps, and Botany all in addition to his many studies for paintings provide an insight into Leonardo’s genius.

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