(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, 1535-160735 artworks
Albrecht AltdorferGerman, 1480-153833 artworks
Erhard AltdorferGerman, 1480-15622 artworks
Lucia AnguissolaItalian, 1538-15656 artworks
Biagio d'AntonioItalian, 1446-151625 artworks
Jacopo di AntonioItalian, 1427-14544 artworks
Amico AspertiniItalian, 1475-155215 artworks
Il BacchiaccaItalian, 1494-155726 artworks
Alessio BaldovinettiItalian, 1425-14997 artworks
Hans Baldung GrienGerman, 1484-154598 artworks
Jacopo de' BarbariItalian, 1445-151638 artworks
Federico BarocciItalian, 1535-161249 artworks
Marco BasaitiItalian, 1476-153024 artworks
Francesco Bassano the YoungerItalian, 1549-159270 artworks
Girolamo BassanoItalian, 1566-16212 artworks
Jacopo BassanoItalian, 1510-159279 artworks
Leandro BassanoItalian, 1557-162266 artworks
Gentile BelliniItalian, 1429-150728 artworks
Giovanni BelliniItalian, 1430-1516165 artworks
Jacopo BelliniItalian, 1400-147034 artworks
Ambrogio BergognoneItalian, 1453-152311 artworks
Pedro BerrugueteSpanish, 1450-150422 artworks
John Bettes the ElderEnglish, 1531-15703 artworks
Joachim BeuckelaerBelgian, 1534-157437 artworks
Giovanni Francesco BezziItalian, 1549-15714 artworks
Boccaccio BoccaccinoItalian, 1467-15251 artwork
Giovanni Antonio BoltraffioItalian, 1467-151622 artworks
Benedetto BonfigliItalian, 1420-14963 artworks
Paris BordoneItalian, 1500-157161 artworks
Sandro BotticelliItalian, 1445-1510141 artworks
Francesco BotticiniItalian, 1446-149742 artworks
Jean BoulogneBelgian, 1529-160822 artworks
BramanteItalian, 1444-15142 artworks
BramantinoItalian, 1456-153010 artworks
Jörg Breu the ElderGerman, 1475-15375 artworks
Agnolo BronzinoItalian, 1503-1572101 artworks
Bartholomäeus Bruyn the ElderGerman, 1493-155527 artworks
Michelangelo BuonarrotiItalian, 1475-1564168 artworks
Vincenzo CampiItalian, 1536-159110 artworks
Polidoro da CaravaggioItalian, 1497-15436 artworks
Giovanni CarianiItalian, 1485-154737 artworks
Giovanni Francesco CarotoItalian, 1480-15554 artworks
Girolamo da CarpiItalian, 1501-155611 artworks
Andrea del CastagnoItalian, 1421-145714 artworks
Vincenzo CatenaItalian, 1470-153127 artworks
Giambatista Cima da ConeglianoItalian, 1459-151763 artworks
Joos van CleveDutch, 1485-154055 artworks
Franҫois ClouetFrench, 1515-157230 artworks
CorreggioItalian, 1489-1534155 artworks
Piero di CosimoItalian, 1462-152223 artworks
Francesco del CossaItalian, 1436-147716 artworks
Lorenzo Costa the ElderItalian, 1460-153525 artworks
Jean de CourtFrench, 1530-15842 artworks
Lucas Cranach the ElderGerman, 1472-1553153 artworks
Carlo CrivelliItalian, 1430-149534 artworks
Taddeo CrivelliItalian, 1425-14791 artwork
Adriaen van CronenburgDutch, 1525-16043 artworks
Herri Met de BlesBelgian, 1510-15603 artworks
Jean DecourtFrench, 1530-15853 artworks
Neri di BicciItalian, 1419-149114 artworks
Lorenzo di CrediItalian, 1459-15378 artworks
Matteo di Giovanni di BartoloItalian, 1430-149510 artworks
DonatelloItalian, 1386-146627 artworks
Battista DossiItalian, 1490-15484 artworks
Dosso DossiItalian, 1490-154243 artworks
Hans EworthDutch, 1520-157414 artworks
Gaudenzio FerrariItalian, 1475-15467 artworks
Frans FlorisDutch, 1516-157012 artworks
Lavinia FontanaItalian, 1552-161445 artworks
Vincenzo FoppaItalian, 1430-151516 artworks
Pier Francesco Jacopo di FoschiItalian, 1502-15677 artworks
Fra AngelicoItalian, 1395-1455146 artworks
Fra BartolommeoItalian, 1472-151719 artworks
Piero della FrancescaItalian, 1415-149215 artworks
Francesco FranciaItalian, 1447-151724 artworks
Il GarofaloItalian, 1481-155962 artworks
Domenico GhirlandaioItalian, 1449-149496 artworks
Niccolò Giolfino the YoungerItalian, 1476-15553 artworks
Francesco di Giorgio MartiniItalian, 1439-150128 artworks
GiorgioneItalian, 1478-151031 artworks
Palma GiovaneItalian, 1544-16289 artworks
Giovanni di PaoloItalian, 1403-148239 artworks
Matteo di GiovanniItalian, 1430-149523 artworks
Jan Gossaert (Called Mabuse)Dutch, 1478-153250 artworks
Benozzo GozzoliItalian, 1421-149710 artworks
Matthias GrünewaldGerman, 1477-152818 artworks
Jan Sanders van HemessenDutch, 1500-156612 artworks
Hans Holbein the YoungerGerman, 1497-1543153 artworks
Adriaen IsenbrandtBelgian, 1485-155138 artworks
Neroccio de' LandiItalian, 1447-150011 artworks
Leonardo da VinciItalian, 1452-151943 artworks
Lorenzo LeonbrunoItalian, 1489-15371 artwork
Filippino LippiItalian, 1459-150485 artworks
Fra Filippo LippiItalian, 1406-146969 artworks
Lorenzo LottoItalian, 1480-1557108 artworks
Bernardino LuiniItalian, 1480-153232 artworks
Girolamo MacchiettiItalian, 1535-15924 artworks
Zanobi MachiavelliItalian, 1418-14793 artworks
Pedro MachucaSpanish, 1485-15502 artworks
Hans Maler zu SchwazGerman, 1480-152911 artworks
Jan MandijnDutch, 1500-15603 artworks
Andrea MantegnaItalian, 1431-1506106 artworks
MasaccioItalian, 1401-142822 artworks
Juan Vicente MasipSpanish, 1475-15503 artworks
MasolinoItalian, 1383-144715 artworks
Cornelis MassysBelgian, 1510-15563 artworks
Master of 1518Belgian, 1490-15308 artworks
Filippo MazzolaItalian, 1460-15053 artworks
Melozzo da ForlìItalian, 1438-149412 artworks
Antonello da MessinaItalian, 1430-147927 artworks
Domenico di MichelinoItalian, 1417-14912 artworks
Bartolomeo MontagnaItalian, 1450-152329 artworks
Anthonis MorDutch, 1517-157736 artworks
Moretto da BresciaItalian, 1498-155432 artworks
Giovanni Battista MoroniItalian, 1523-157859 artworks
Jan MostaertDutch, 1472-155518 artworks
Hans MultscherGerman, 1400-14676 artworks
Bernard van OrleyBelgian, 1487-15419 artworks
Lelio OrsiItalian, 1511-15877 artworks
Marco PalmezzanoItalian, 1460-15394 artworks
ParmigianinoItalian, 1503-154028 artworks
Bartolomeo PassarottiItalian, 1529-159238 artworks
PeruginoItalian, 1446-152394 artworks
Marco PinoItalian, 1521-15837 artworks
PinturicchioItalian, 1454-15139 artworks
Sebastiano del PiomboItalian, 1485-154749 artworks
Antonio del PollaiuoloItalian, 1433-149810 artworks
Piero PollaiuoloItalian, 1441-149612 artworks
Jacopo PontormoItalian, 1494-155745 artworks
Pieter PourbusBelgian, 1523-158429 artworks
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, 1499-154612 artworks
Cosimo RosselliItalian, 1439-150724 artworks
Rosso FiorentinoItalian, 1494-154018 artworks
Francesco SalviatiItalian, 1510-156321 artworks
Giuliano da SangalloItalian, 1445-15161 artwork
Andrea del SartoItalian, 1486-153025 artworks
Giovanni Girolamo SavoldoItalian, 1480-15489 artworks
Andrea SchiavoneItalian, 1512-156311 artworks
Jacob SeiseneggerAustrian, 1505-15675 artworks
Jacopo da SellaioItalian, 1442-149326 artworks
Luca SignorelliItalian, 1445-152363 artworks
Andrea SolarioItalian, 1465-152423 artworks
Bartholomaeus SprangerDutch, 1546-161125 artworks
Isaac Claesz van SwanenburgDutch, 1537-16245 artworks
Domenico TintorettoItalian, 1560-163516 artworks
Jacopo TintorettoItalian, 1518-1594211 artworks
TitianItalian, 1488-1576279 artworks
Michele TosiniItalian, 1503-157712 artworks
Girolamo da Travis the YoungerItalian, 1497-15444 artworks
Cosmè TuraItalian, 1430-149527 artworks
Paolo UccelloItalian, 1397-147513 artworks
Perino del VagaItalian, 1501-15478 artworks
Jacopo Palma il VecchioItalian, 1480-152847 artworks
Bartolomeo VenetoItalian, 1480-154637 artworks
Domenico VenezianoItalian, 1410-146118 artworks
Bonifazio VeroneseItalian, 1487-155315 artworks
Paolo VeroneseItalian, 1528-1588545 artworks
Andrea del VerrocchioItalian, 1435-148829 artworks
Alvise VivariniItalian, 1442-150310 artworks
Antonio VivariniItalian, 1410-148017 artworks
Bartolommeo VivariniItalian, 1432-149917 artworks
Daniele da VolterraItalian, 1509-15665 artworks
Joos van WingheBelgian, 1544-16032 artworks
Francesco di Bosio ZaganelliItalian, 1470-15327 artworks
Marco ZoppoItalian, 1433-14789 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Road to Calvary
Giovanni di Paolo

Madonna and Child with Four Cherubs
Bartholomäeus Bruyn the Elder

Triumphant Christ
Melozzo da Forlì

Creation of Eve
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Madonna and Child
Jan Gossaert (Called Mabuse)

St. Luke
Agnolo Bronzino

Death of the Virgin
Joos van Cleve

Saint Sebastian
Andrea Mantegna

Holy Family
Jacopo de' Barbari

Portrait of Charles Brandon
Hans Holbein the Younger

Portrait of Sir William Butts
Hans Holbein the Younger

Venus and Cupid
Jacopo Palma il Vecchio

Madonna and Child Enthroned
Bartolommeo Vivarini
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