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Andrea Mantegna
Andrea Mantegna
Years of life: 1431 – 1506
Artist's Teachers: Francesco Squarcione
Art Movement: Early Renaissance, High Renaissance
Painting School: Venetian School, Paduan School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

He was one of the greatest painters of the early Renaissance. He worked at the court for the dukes of ...

Antonello da Messina
Antonello da Messina
Years of life: 1430 – 1479
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Venetian School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

He was born in Messina, Sicily, and lived in Venice from 1475 to 1476. Antonello was one of the pioneers ...

Antonio and Bartolomeo Vivarini
Antonio and Bartolomeo Vivarini
Years of life: 1415 – 1484
Artist's Teachers: Andrea da Murano, Antonello da Messina
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Venetian school
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

The Venetian brothers Antonio (c. 1415-1484) and Bartolomeo Vivarini (c. 1432-1499) created old-fashioned altarpieces with stiff figures and elaborately carved ...

Benozzo di Lese Gozzoli
Benozzo di Lese Gozzoli
Years of life: 1421 – 1497
Artist's Teachers: Fra Angelico
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

This early Renaissance Florentine master was a rather prosaic artist, rather an artisan, but in his works, one can feel ...

Bernardino di Betto Pinturicchio
Bernardino di Betto Pinturicchio
Years of life: 1454 – 1513
Artist's Teachers: Pietro Perugino
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Umbrian school
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

Pinturicchio was a serious representative of the Umbrian school of painting, strongly influenced by Perugino. A highly skilled, prolific, ambitious, ...

Carlo Crivelli
Carlo Crivelli
Years of life: 1457 – 1493
Artist's Teachers: Jacobello del Fiore
Art Movement: Late Gothic, Early Renaissance
Painting School: Venetian School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

This artist of the Venetian school worked in a strict old-fashioned style. The master's works are characterized by ornamental, attention ...

Cima da Conegliano
Cima da Conegliano
Years of life: 1459 – 1517
Artist's Teachers: Bartolomeo Montagna (?)
Artist's students: Carlo da Conegliano, Vittore Belliniano
Art Movement: High Renaissance
Painting School: Venetian School, Paduan School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

This Venetian painter was strongly influenced by Giovanni Bellini, from whom he borrowed a sonorous golden coloration and learned the ...

Cosimo Rosselli
Cosimo Rosselli
Years of life: 1439 – 1507
Artist's Teachers: Neri di Bicci
Artist's students: Piero di Cosimo, Fra Bartolomeo, Mariotto Albertinelli, and Agnolo di Domenico del Mazziere
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

As a well-known Florentine painter, Rosselli belonged to the division and painted run-of-the-mill religious works. Cosimo Rosselli’s major works are ...

Dieric Bouts
Dieric Bouts
Years of life: 1415 – 1478
Artist's Teachers: Rogier van der Weyden (?)
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Religious
Country: Netherlands
Century: XV

Also known as Dirk (Thierry) Bouts. Possibly he was a pupil of Rogier van der Weyden. Very little is known ...

Domenico Ghirlandaio
Domenico Ghirlandaio
Years of life: 1449 – 1494
Artist's Teachers: Andrea del Verrocchio
Artist's students: Michelangelo
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

This Florentine master achieved success with a solid, old-fashioned yet realistic storytelling style His most famous pupil was Michelangelo. Ghirlandaio painted ...

Domenico Veneziano
Domenico Veneziano
Years of life: 1400 – 1461
Artist's Teachers: Gentile da Fabriano (?)
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

This artist was a famous and influential Venetian painter who worked in Florence. Almost nothing is known about his life, ...

Ercole de’ Roberti
Ercole de’ Roberti
Years of life: 1450 – 1496
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: School of Ferrara
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

De Roberti was the court painter to the d’Este family in Ferrara. A shadowy figure, with very few works, firmly ...

Filippino Lippi
Filippino Lippi
Years of life: 1457 – 1504
Artist's Teachers: Filippo Lippi
Art Movement: Early Renaissance, High Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

The paintings of Filippino, son of Fra Filippo Lippi, were successful in their day, but stylistically outdated in his later ...

Fra Angelico
Fra Angelico
Years of life: 1387 – 1455
Artist's Teachers: Lorenzo Monaco (?)
Artist's students: Benozzo Gozzoli
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

Fra Angelico was a Dominican friar. This artist's work combines old-fashioned Gothic and progressive Renaissance ideas. Fra Angelico's art, naive ...

Fra Baccio della Porta Bartolomeo
Fra Baccio della Porta Bartolomeo
Years of life: 1474 – 1517
Art Movement: High Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

An outstanding Florentine painter whose work reflected the transition from the Early Renaissance to the High Renaissance. His large-scale, elaborate ...

Fra Filippo Lippi
Fra Filippo Lippi
Years of life: 1406 – 1469
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Quattrocento School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

Fra Filippo Lippi is an outstanding Early Renaissance Florentine whose work forms a bridge between Masaccio and Botticelli. His sincerely-felt ...

Gentile Bellini
Gentile Bellini
Years of life: 1429 – 1507
Artist's students: Titian
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Venetian School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

Gentile was the brother of Giovanni Bellini and he was much respected in his own lifetime. was noted especially for ...

Gentile da Fabriano
Gentile da Fabriano
Years of life: 1370 – 1427
Art Movement: International Gothic
Painting School: Lombard School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XIV , XV

This Italian painter, born in Fabriano of the Marches, was the most accomplished exponent of the International Gothic style. He ...

Gerard David
Gerard David
Years of life: 1484 – 1523
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Ghent-Bruges School
Genre: Religious
Country: Netherlands
Century: XV , XVI

The last significant Netherlandish painter in the tradition of Van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden. David worked in Bruges and ...

Giovanni Bellini
Giovanni Bellini
Years of life: 1430 – 1516
Artist's students: Giorgione, Titian, Sebastiano del Piombo
Art Movement: High Renaissance
Painting School: Venetian School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

Giovanni Bellini is the most famous artist of the Bellini family; he is a supreme master of the early Renaissance ...

Giovanni di Paolo
Giovanni di Paolo
Years of life: 1403 – 1482
Artist's Teachers: Taddeo di Bartolo (?)
Art Movement: Gothic Art, Northern Renaissance, Renaissance
Painting School: Sienese School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

This Sienese master, who preferred the old-fashioned style of painting, was called "The El Greco of the Quattrocento”. The painter ...

Hans Memling
Hans Memling
Years of life: 1430 – 1494
Artist's Teachers: Rogier van der Weyden
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Bruges School, Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XV

He is a prolific, Bruges-based pupil of van der Weyden. His large altarpieces are too rigid, with stiff figures like ...

Hieronymus Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch
Years of life: 1450 – 1516
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Religious
Country: Netherlands
Century: XV , XVI

Bosch was the last, and perhaps the greatest, of the medieval painters. He was admired in his lifetime; the artist ...

Hugo van der Goes
Hugo van der Goes
Years of life: 1440 – 1482
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Bruges School, Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XV

An obscure genius about whom little is known; spent his last years in a monastery, going mad. The only work ...

Jacopo Bellini
Jacopo Bellini
Years of life: 1400 – 1470
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Venetian School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

Jacopo was the father of Giovanni Bellini. Not much is known about him, very little of his work survives other ...

Jan Provost
Jan Provost
Years of life: 1465 – 1529
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XV , XVI

He is one of the most notable and distinctive artists of the Northern Renaissance, who was formed without Italian influence. ...

Jan van Eyck
Jan van Eyck
Years of life: 1390 – 1441
Artist's Teachers: Robert Campin (?)
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Netherlands
Century: XV

Van Eyck's origins are dark and mysterious, only known work is from the 1430s onward. As an artist and diplomat, ...

Lorenzo di Credi
Lorenzo di Credi
Years of life: 1458 – 1537
Artist's Teachers: Andrea del Verrocchio
Artist's students: Giovanni Antonio Sogliani, Tommaso di Stefano Lunetti and Antonio del Ceraiolo
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

This Florentine master does not belong to the first division of Renaissance artists, although he imitated the style of Leonardo ...

Lorenzo Monaco
Lorenzo Monaco
Years of life: 1370 – 1425
Art Movement: International Gothic
Painting School: School of Florence
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XIV , XV

Lorenzo was born in Siena but spent all his professional life in Florence. This monk (monaco is Italian for “monk”) was ...

Luca Signorelli
Luca Signorelli
Years of life: 1441 – 1523
Artist's Teachers: Piero della Francesca (?)
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Tuscan School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

Signorelli was intense and gifted but outclassed by Raphael and Michelangelo. He turned his paintings into dramatic (or even overdramatic) ...

Masaccio (Tommaso Giovanni di Mone)
Masaccio (Tommaso Giovanni di Mone)
Years of life: 1401 – 1428
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

Masaccio, the greatest Florentine painter of the Early Renaissance, lived a short life, but he revolutionized the art of painting, ...

Masolino da Panicale
Masolino da Panicale
Years of life: 1383 – 1447
Art Movement: Gothic Art, Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

Masolino was recognized as an outstanding painter, although now he is best remembered as a collaborator of Masaccio. Thanks to ...

Matteo di Giovanni
Matteo di Giovanni
Years of life: 1435 – 1495
Artist's students: Pietro Orioli (?)
Art Movement: Renaissance
Painting School: Sienese School
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

One of the most prolific and popular painters of the Sienese School. In contrast to contemporary Florentines, he had a ...

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Years of life: 1475 – 1564
Artist's Teachers: Domenico Ghirlandaio
Art Movement: High Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

A genius who cast his influence over all European art until Picasso broke the spell and changed the rules. Sculptor ...

Paolo Uccello
Paolo Uccello
Years of life: 1397 – 1475
Artist's Teachers: Lorenzo Ghiberti
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

The work of the Florentine artist Paolo di Dono nicknamed Uccello ("the bird") can be instantly recognizable by the schematic ...

Petrus Christus
Petrus Christus
Years of life: 1444 – 1472
Artist's Teachers: Jan van Eyck
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance
Painting School: Dutch School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders , Netherlands
Century: XV

He was a major underrated painter from Bruges, a follower of van Eyck, and influenced by van der Weyden. His ...

Piero della Francesca
Piero della Francesca
Years of life: 1420 – 1492
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

He was one of the greatest masters of the Early Renaissance, whose work was appreciated in the XX century. The ...

Piero di Cosimo
Piero di Cosimo
Years of life: 1462 – 1521
Artist's Teachers: Cosimo Rosselli
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

He was an out-of-the-ordinary painter for the Early Renaissance. A misanthrope who preferred to the humanistic ideals of the Renaissance ...

Pietro Perugino
Pietro Perugino
Years of life: 1445 – 1523
Artist's Teachers: Andrea del Verrocchio
Artist's students: Raphael
Art Movement: High Renaissance
Painting School: Umbrian School
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

Pietro Vannuccia was a hardworking, prolific, middle-ranking painter from Perugia, Umbria, hence his nickname: his real name was Pietro Vannucci. ...

Pisanello (Antonio Pisano)
Pisanello (Antonio Pisano)
Years of life: 1395 – 1455
Artist's Teachers: Gentile da Fabriano
Art Movement: International Gothic, Early Renaissance
Genre: Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XV

Pisanello was very popular with princely courts as a painter, decorator, portraitist, and medallist, but few works now survive. His ...

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