The High Renaissance
Leonardo da Vinci
Despite popular admiration of da Vinci as a scientist, his fame rests on his achievements as the painter of several Renaissance masterpieces.
Raphael was an Italian Renaissance painter and architect, and his work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition.
Michelangelo was a sixteenth-century Florentine artist renowed for his masterpieces in sculpture, painting, and architectural design.
Architecture of Rome
Rome, the second Renaissance capital after Florence, was one of the most important architectural and cultural centers in this period.
Architecture of Northern Italy
During the High Renaissance, architectural concepts derived from classical antiquity were developed and used with greater surety.
Architecture of Venice and the Veneto
In the Venato, the Renaissance ushered in a new era of architecture after a Gothic phase, which drew on classical Roman and Greek motifs.
Paintings of Venice
Veronese, Titian, and Tintoretto constitute the triumvirate of preeminent Venetian painters of the late Renaissance.