Leonardo da Vinci Paints the Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda) is a 16th century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian... Read more
Michelangelo's 'David' is Unveiled
David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture sculpted by Michelangelo from 1501 to 1504. The 5.17 meter (17 ft) marble statue portrays the... Read more
Leonardo da Vinci Paints The battle of Anghiari, Known as the "Lost Leonardo"
The Battle of Anghiari (1505) is a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci at times referred to as, "The Lost Leonardo", which some commentators believe... Read more
Raphael Paints the "Madonna of the Meadow"
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... Read more
Leonardo da Vinci Paints the Virgin and Child with St. Anne
he Virgin and Child with St Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting St. Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus.... Read more
Michelangelo is Commissioned to Paint the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel (Italian: Cappella Sistina) is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City.... Read more
Raphael Paints the "School of Athens"
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... Read more
Leonardo da Vinci Collaborates with Marcantonio della Torre on his Work of Theoretical Anatomy
Leonardo's formal training in the anatomy of the human body began with his apprenticeship to Andrea del Verrocchio, his teacher insisting that all... Read more
Raphael Paints his Portrait of Pope Julius II
The Portrait of Pope Julius II is a painting attributed to the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. Three portraits that have been attributed... Read more
Raphael Paints the Triumph of Galatea
Villa Farnesina is an artistically and architecturally influential Renaissance villa in Via della Lungara, in the central district of Trastevere in... Read more
Leonardo da Vinci Paints St. John the Baptist
St. John the Baptist is an oil painting on walnut wood by the artist Leonardo da Vinci. Completed from 1513 to 1516, when the High Renaissance was... Read more
Titian Paints "Sacred and Profane Love"
Sacred and Profane Love (also called Venus and the Bride) is an oil painting by Titian, painted around 1513-1514. The painting was commissioned by... Read more
Raphael Paints the Portrait of Balthasar Castiglione
Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione is an oil painting attributed to the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael, circa 1514-1515. Baldassarre... Read more
Titian Paints "The Feast of the Gods" with Bellini
The Feast of the Gods is an oil painting by the Italian Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini, with substantial additions by Titian, who added all... Read more
Raphael Paints his Cartoons for Tapestries at the Sistine Chapel
The Raphael Cartoons are seven large cartoons for tapestries, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, painted by the High Renaissance... Read more
Titian Paints his Assumption of the Virgin
Assumption of the Virgin (1516-1518) is a large oil painting by Titian. It is located in the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice,... Read more
Leonardo da Vinci Dies in Amboise
From September 1513 to 1516, Leonardo spent much of his time living in the Belvedere in the Vatican in Rome, where Raphael and Michelangelo were... Read more
Titian Paints the "Pesaro Madonna"
Titian shows his patron in a devotional pose, kneeling before the Virgin and presented to her by Saint Peter. Prominently displayed on the step is... Read more
Titian Paints "Bacchus and Ariadne"
Bacchus and Ariadne (1520-23) is an oil painting by Titian. It is one of a cycle of paintings on mythological subjects produced for Alfonso d'Este,... Read more
Titian Paints the Venus of Urbino
The Venus of Urbino (1538) is an oil painting by the Italian master Titian. It depicts a nude young woman, identified with the goddess Venus,... Read more
Titian Paints his Portrait of the Vendramin Family
The Portrait of the Vendramin Family is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Titian, executed around 1543-1547. It is in the National... Read more
Titian Paints "Paul III and His Nephews Alessandro and Ottavio Farnese"
The Portrait of Paul III and his Nephews Alessandro and Ottavio Farnese is a painting by the Italian artist Titian, from 1546. It is housed in the... Read more
Giorgio Vasari's "Lives of the Artists" is First Published
The Lives of the Most Excellent Italian Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, or Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori,... Read more
Michael Servetus is Burned at the Stake
Michael Servetus (Spanish: Miguel Serveto Conesa), was an Aragonese theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist. He was the first... Read more
Titian Paints "Diana and Actaeon"
Diana and Actaeon is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Titian, finished in 1556-1559, and is considered amongst Titian's greatest works.... Read more
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