(An artistic movement)

Dates: 1440-1590

This movement contains other movements: Early Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, High Renaissance, Mannerism

Period of fundamental discoveries in arts and science which shaped the modern western world. In painting, artists wanted to depict realistic proportions and colours by taking their inspiration from classical antiquity.
People associated with this movement
Pieter AertsenDutch, 1508-157533 artworks
Alessandro AlloriItalian, 1535-160731 artworks
Albrecht AltdorferGerman, 1480-153832 artworks
Erhard AltdorferGerman, 1480-15622 artworks
Fra AngelicoItalian, 1387-1455143 artworks
Lucia AnguissolaItalian, 1538-15658 artworks
Biagio d'AntonioItalian, 1446-151610 artworks
Jacopo di AntonioItalian, 1427-14544 artworks
Amico AspertiniItalian, 1475-155215 artworks
Il BacchiaccaItalian, 1494-155726 artworks
Alesso BaldovinettiItalian, 1425-14997 artworks
Hans Baldung GrienGerman, 1485-154593 artworks
Jacopo BarbariItalian, 1445-151635 artworks
Federico BarocciItalian, 1535-161249 artworks
Fra BartolommeoItalian, 1472-151719 artworks
Marco BasaitiItalian, 1476-153021 artworks
Francesco Bassano the YoungerItalian, 1549-159227 artworks
Gerolamo BassanoItalian, 1566-16211 artwork
Jacopo BassanoItalian, 1510-159252 artworks
Leandro BassanoItalian, 1557-162219 artworks
Gentile BelliniItalian, 1429-150728 artworks
Giovanni BelliniItalian, 1430-1516163 artworks
Jacopo BelliniItalian, 1400-147034 artworks
Ambrogio BergognoneItalian, 1453-152310 artworks
Pedro BerrugueteSpanish, 1450-150420 artworks
John Bettes the ElderEnglish, 1531-15703 artworks
Joachim BeuckelaerBelgian, 1534-157435 artworks
Giovanni Francesco BezziItalian, 1510-15714 artworks
Boccaccio BoccaccinoItalian, 1467-15251 artwork
Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioItalian, 1467-151622 artworks
Benedetto BonfigliItalian, 1420-14963 artworks
Paris BordoneItalian, 1500-157160 artworks
Sandro BotticelliItalian, 1445-1510138 artworks
Frencesco BotticiniItalian, 1446-14976 artworks
Jean BoulogneBelgian, 1529-160822 artworks
Donato BramanteItalian, 1444-15142 artworks
BramantinoItalian, 1456-15309 artworks
Jörg Breu the ElderGerman, 1475-15374 artworks
Agnolo BronzinoItalian, 1503-157298 artworks
Bartholomäeus Bruyn the ElderGerman, 1493-155522 artworks
Michelangelo BuonarrotiItalian, 1475-1564168 artworks
Vincenzo CampiItalian, 1536-159110 artworks
Polidoro da CaravaggioItalian, 1497-15436 artworks
Giovanni CarianiItalian, 1485-154721 artworks
Giovanni Francesco CarotoItalian, 1480-15554 artworks
Girolamo da CarpiItalian, 1501-15569 artworks
Vincenzo CatenaItalian, 1470-153127 artworks
Joos van CleveDutch, 1485-154053 artworks
Franҫois ClouetFrench, 1515-157228 artworks
CorreggioItalian, 1489-153459 artworks
Piero di CosimoItalian, 1462-152215 artworks
Francesco del CossaItalian, 1430-147716 artworks
Lorenzo Costa the ElderItalian, 1460-153525 artworks
Jean de CourtFrench, 1530-15842 artworks
Lucas Cranach the ElderGerman, 1472-1553141 artworks
Carlo CrivelliItalian, 1430-149526 artworks
Taddeo CrivelliItalian, 1425-14791 artwork
Adriaen van CronenburgDutch, 1525-16042 artworks
Cima da ConeglianoItalian, 1459-151729 artworks
Antonello da MessinaItalian, 1430-147927 artworks
Herri Met de BlesBelgian, 1510-15602 artworks
Jean DecourtFrench, 1530-15853 artworks
Andrea del CastagnoItalian, 1421-145713 artworks
Neri di BicciItalian, 1419-14918 artworks
Lorenzo di CrediItalian, 1459-15377 artworks
Masolino di CristoforoItalian, 1383-144715 artworks
Matteo di Giovanni di BartoloItalian, 1430-149511 artworks
DonatelloItalian, 1386-146627 artworks
Battista DossiItalian, 1490-15484 artworks
Dosso DossiItalian, 1490-154242 artworks
Hans EworthDutch, 1520-157813 artworks
Frans FlorisBelgian, 1516-157011 artworks
Lavinia FontanaItalian, 1552-161418 artworks
Vincenzo FoppaItalian, 1430-151516 artworks
Pier Francesco Jacopo di FoschiItalian, 1502-15676 artworks
Piero della FrancescaItalian, 1422-149211 artworks
Francesco FranciaItalian, 1450-151722 artworks
Il GarofaloItalian, 1481-155943 artworks
Domenico GhirlandaioItalian, 1449-149494 artworks
Francesco di Giorgio MartiniItalian, 1439-15025 artworks
GiorgioneItalian, 1478-151031 artworks
Palma GiovaneItalian, 1544-16289 artworks
Matteo di GiovanniItalian, 1430-149522 artworks
Jan Gossaert (Called Mabuse)Belgian, 1478-153225 artworks
Benozzo GozzoliItalian, 1421-14978 artworks
Matthias GrunewaldGerman, 1470-152818 artworks
Hans Holbein the YoungerGerman, 1497-1543153 artworks
Adriaen IsenbrandtBelgian, 1485-155115 artworks
Neroccio de' LandiItalian, 1447-150011 artworks
Leonardo da VinciItalian, 1452-151943 artworks
Lorenzo LeonbrunoItalian, 1489-15371 artwork
Filippino LippiItalian, 1457-150484 artworks
Fra Filippo LippiItalian, 1406-146968 artworks
Lorenzo LottoItalian, 1480-1557106 artworks
Bernardino LuiniItalian, 1480-153231 artworks
Girolamo MacchiettiItalian, 1535-15924 artworks
Zanobi MachiavelliItalian, 1418-14793 artworks
Pedro MachucaSpanish, 1485-15502 artworks
Hans Maler zu SchwazGerman, 1480-152910 artworks
Jan MandijnDutch, 1500-15603 artworks
Andrea MantegnaItalian, 1431-1506104 artworks
MasaccioItalian, 1401-142821 artworks
Juan Vicente MasipSpanish, 1475-15503 artworks
Cornelis MassysBelgian, 1510-15563 artworks
Master of 1518Belgian, 1490-15305 artworks
Filippo MazzolaItalian, 1460-15053 artworks
Ambrosi MelozzoItalian, 1438-149412 artworks
Domenico di MichelinoItalian, 1417-14912 artworks
Bartolomeo MontagnaItalian, 1450-152321 artworks
Anthonis MorDutch, 1517-157733 artworks
Moretto da BresciaItalian, 1498-155431 artworks
Giovanni Battista MoroniItalian, 1523-157850 artworks
Jan MostaertDutch, 1472-155515 artworks
Bernard van OrleyBelgian, 1487-15413 artworks
Lelio OrsiItalian, 1511-15877 artworks
Marco PalmezzanoItalian, 1460-15394 artworks
Giovanni di PaoloItalian, 1398-148232 artworks
ParmigianinoItalian, 1503-154028 artworks
Bartolomeo PassarottiItalian, 1529-15926 artworks
Pietro PeruginoItalian, 1445-152393 artworks
Marco PinoItalian, 1521-15837 artworks
PinturicchioItalian, 1454-15139 artworks
Sebastiano del PiomboItalian, 1485-154724 artworks
Antonio del PollaiuoloItalian, 1433-149810 artworks
Piero PollaiuoloItalian, 1441-149611 artworks
Jacopo PontormoItalian, 1494-155742 artworks
Pieter PourbusBelgian, 1523-15841 artwork
Giovanni Ambrogio de PredisItalian, 1455-150814 artworks
Scipione PulzoneItalian, 1542-15988 artworks
RaphaelItalian, 1483-1520195 artworks
Ercole de' RobertiItalian, 1451-149618 artworks
Girolamo RomaniItalian, 1485-15662 artworks
Gerolamo RomaninoItalian, 1485-156620 artworks
Antoniazzo RomanoItalian, 1430-151012 artworks
Giulio RomanoItalian, 1499-154611 artworks
Cosimo RosselliItalian, 1439-150723 artworks
Rosso FiorentinoItalian, 1494-154017 artworks
Francesco SalviatiItalian, 1510-156321 artworks
Giuliano da SangalloItalian, 1445-15161 artwork
Andrea del SartoItalian, 1486-153017 artworks
Giovanni Girolamo SavoldoItalian, 1480-15489 artworks
Andrea SchiavoneItalian, 1512-156311 artworks
Jacob SeiseneggerAustrian, 1505-15674 artworks
Jacopo da SellaioItalian, 1442-149317 artworks
Luca SignorelliItalian, 1445-152326 artworks
Andrea SolarioItalian, 1465-152421 artworks
Bartholomaeus SprangerBelgian, 1546-161123 artworks
Isaac Claesz van SwanenburgDutch, 1537-16245 artworks
Domenico TintorettoItalian, 1560-163512 artworks
Jacopo TintorettoItalian, 1518-1594209 artworks
TitianItalian, 1488-1576235 artworks
Michele TosiniItalian, 1503-157711 artworks
Girolamo da Travis the YoungerItalian, 1497-15444 artworks
Cosmè TuraItalian, 1430-149526 artworks
Paolo UccelloItalian, 1397-147511 artworks
Perino del VagaItalian, 1501-15478 artworks
Jan Sanders Van HemessenBelgian, 1500-156612 artworks
Jacopo Palma il VecchioItalian, 1480-152817 artworks
Bartolomeo VenetoItalian, 1480-154636 artworks
Domenico VenezianoItalian, 1410-146116 artworks
Bonifazio VeroneseItalian, 1487-155313 artworks
Paolo VeroneseItalian, 1528-1588544 artworks
Andrea del VerrocchioItalian, 1435-148829 artworks
Alvise VivariniItalian, 1442-15038 artworks
Antonio VivariniItalian, 1410-148016 artworks
Bartolommeo VivariniItalian, 1432-149917 artworks
Daniele da VolterraItalian, 1509-15664 artworks
Joos van WingheBelgian, 1544-16032 artworks
Marco ZoppoItalian, 1433-14789 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Portrait of a Young Man
Francesco Salviati

Saint George

The Cook
Pieter Aertsen

A Man, Probably of the Strauss Family
Bartholomäeus Bruyn the Elder

Adoration of the Magi
Filippino Lippi

The Apostle Peter
Jacopo Bellini

St Ansanus Baptizing
Giovanni di Paolo

Domenico Ghirlandaio

Stigmata of St Francis
Domenico Ghirlandaio

The Ascension
Paolo Veronese

Sir John Gage (1479-1556)
Hans Holbein the Younger

Cardinal Bessarion.
Pedro Berruguete

San Luca Altarpiece
Andrea Mantegna
Important dates
Founding date:  1440
Why 1440?: Invention of printing press which allowed a better circulation of knowledge and, in the case of the arts, engravings and painting techniques.

End date:  1590