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Early Renaissance Art in Italy
Introduction to Early Renaissance Art in Italy coming soon!
Early Renaissance Architects
Leon Battista Alberti
| Alberti designed such influential buildings as the Santa Maria Novella and the Palazzo Rucellai.
| The architect of the Pazzi Chapel and the magnificent dome of Florence Cathedral, Brunelleschi was a Renaissance innovator.
Early Renaissance Painters
| Two of Botticelli's most beloved masterpieces are the Birth of Venus
and the Primavera
, and both of these stunning paintings have as their subject Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.
| The fresco depicting the Holy Trinity
created by Masaccio demonstrates this artist's skill at rendering convincing perspective and space.
Early Renaissance Sculptors
| The elegant bronze statue of a youthful David
is one of influential Renaissance sculptor Donatello's most compelling works.
| Ghiberti established his reputation as a master sculptor with his intricate reliefs for the east doors of the baptistry of the Florence Cathedral (known as the "Gates of Paradise").
History of Italian Renaissance Art
In this impressive book, Professor Frederick Hartt examines the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Italian Renaissance. First, the roots of the Renaissance are explored, then the Quattrocento and Cinquecento are revealed in this masterful work.