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High Renaissance Art in Italy
The phrase "Renaissance person" has come to mean someone who is a master of several subjects, and for good reason - many artists who worked during the fruitful period known as the Renaissance were equally proficient as architects, designers, painters, and sculptors. A splendid example of this is Michelangelo, who excelled at artistic pursuits in a number of media. Therefore, do not be surprised to see Michelangelo listed in more than one of the following categories of High Renaissance art and artists.
High Renaissance Architects
| The design of the Tempietto of Bramante symbolizes the significant achievements of this talented Renaissance architect.
| This master architect, with his system of proportion, order, and symmetry, developed a style that has stood the test of time. One of the best known examples of his works is the Villa Rotunda
High Renaissance Painters
Leonardo da Vinci
| The definition of a Renaissance man, Leonardo put his studies of anatomy, science, and nature to work in his inventive and revolutionary paintings such as the Mona Lisa
and the Last Supper
| Talented and tireless artist Michelangelo created one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance with his paintings that adorn the Sistine Chapel ceiling. But he also painted some other astounding images...
| The golden boy of High Renaissance painting, Raphael produced a series of Madonna and Child images that still leave viewers breathless today. Raphael also painted such majestic works as Galatea
and The School of Athens
High Renaissance Sculptors
| The monumental marble statue of David
is truly a legendary work, representing the noble and idealized aspirations of Renaissance art, and it is but one of the sculptures that Michelangelo created during his brilliant artistic career.
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.