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ARTISTS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

Artists, Architects, Writers and Composers born between 1200 and 1600

 

 

 

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Galleries of Paintings by Artists of the Italian Renaissance

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Popes of the Renaissance
Paradoxplace World of the Middle Ages Chronologies  Part One (to 1348)  Part Two

 

 

 

Pre-Renaissance Italian Artists

Cimabue, Arnolfo di Cambio, Giovanni Pisano, Duccio, Giotto, Ambrogio (and Pietro) Lorenzetti, Simone Martini, Taddeo Gaddi

 

 

 

 

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Giovanni Cimabue

Artist

1240 - 1302 (62)

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Arnolfo di Cambio

Sculptor Architect

c1240 - c1302 (62)

 

 

 

 

Giovanni Pisano

Sculptor

1245 - 1320 (75)

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Duccio di Buoninsegna

Artist

1260 - 1319 (59)

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Dante Alighieri

Poet

1265 - 1321 (56)

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Giotto del Bondone

Artist

1266 - 1337 (71)

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Ambrogio Lorenzetti

Artist

1278 - 1348 (70)

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Simone Martini

Artist

1284 - 1344 (60)

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Francesco Petrarch

Poet

1304 - 1374 (70)

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BOOK

Giovanni Boccacio

Writer

1313 - 1375 (62)

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BOOK

Taddeo Gaddi

Artist

Active 1325 - 1366

   

 

 
1348  -  The Black Death hits Florence

Geoffrey Chaucer 

English Writer

1340 - 1400 (60)

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The First Generation of Italian Renaissance Artists

Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Masolino, Fra Angelico, Donatello, Michelozzo, Uccello, Masaccio, della Robbia, Alberti, Fra Filippo Lippi, Piero della Francesca, Gozzoli, Andrea del Castagno

 

 

 

 

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Filippo Brunelleschi

Architect

1377 - 1446 (69)

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Lorenzo Ghiberti

Sculptor

1378 - 1455 (77)

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Masolino da Panicale

Artist

1383 - 1440 (57)

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Beato (Fra) Angelico

Artist

1395 - 1455 (60)

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Donatello de' Bardi

Artist

1396 - 1466 (70)

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Michelozzo di Bartolomeo

Architect

1396 - 1472 (76)

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Paolo Uccello

Artist

1397 - 1475 (78)

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Tommaso Masaccio

Artist

1400 - 1428 (28)

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Luca Della Robbia

Ceramicist

1400 - 1482 (82)

       

Leon Battista Alberti

Architect & Polymath

1404 - 1472 (68)

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Fra Filippo Lippi

Artist

1406 - 1469 (63)

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Piero della Francesca

Artist

1416 - 1492 (76)

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Benozzo Gozzoli

Artist

c1421 - 1497 (76)

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Andrea del Castagno

Artist

1421 - 1457 (36) LINK   LINK  LINK  

 

 

The Second Generation of Italian Renaissance Artists

Giovanni & Gentile Bellini, Mantegna, Verrocchio, Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, (Hieronymus Bosch), Signorelli, Carpaccio, Perugino, Leonardo da Vinci, Pinturicchio, Filippino Lippi

 

 

 

 

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1450  -  European moveable metal type printing press invented in Mainz, Germany

Gentile Bellini

Artist

1429 - 1507 (78)     LINK  

Giovanni Bellini

Artist

1430 - 1516 (86)

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Andrea Mantegna

Artist

1431 - 1506 (75)

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Andrea del Verrocchio

Artist / Sculptor / Workshop Entrepeneur

1435 - 1485 (50)

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Sandro Botticelli

Artist

1444 - 1510 (66)

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Donato Bramante

Architect

1444 - 1514 (70)

       

Domenico Ghirlandaio

Artist

1449 - 1494 (45)

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Lorenzo de' Medici *

Medici

1449 - 1492 (43)

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Hieronymus Bosch

Dutch Artist

1450 - 1516 (66)

       

Luca Signorelli

Artist

1450 - 1532 (82)

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Vittore Carpaccio

Artist

1450/60 - 1525 (70)

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Perugino (Pietro Vannucci)

Artist

1450 - 1523 (73)

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Leonardo da Vinci

Polymath

1452 - 1519 (67)

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Bernardo il Pinturicchio

Artist

c1452 - 1513 (61)

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Angelo Ambrogini Poliziano

Poet

1454 - 1494 (40)

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Filippino Lippi

Artist

1457 - 1504 (47)

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Niccolo Machiavelli

Writer

1469 - 1527 (58)

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*Lorenzo de'Medici ("Il Magnifico") was not of course an artist or writer (or not in the same league as the others in this list anyway) but he supported so many of them that he deserves a place here! 

 

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OLD AGE

Contrary to what you will read in many books, the famous and remembered artists of the Renaissance did not generally die young.  The opposite is true - both the Average and Median age of the top names in this list is 63, so this group of (male) artists certainly defied the statistics of their time in longevity - or maybe you had to live a long time to be recognized.

 

 

 

The Third Generation and Later Artists

Albrecht Durer, Fra Bartolomeo, Michelangelo, Giorgione, Sodoma, Franciabigio, Rafaello, Antonio da Sangallo, del Piombo, Titian, del Sarto, Pontormo, Cellini, Bronzino, Palladio, Vasari, Tintoretto, Veronese, dell'Altissimo, el Greco, Caravaggio, Rubens, Bernini, Borromini, Valasquez

 

 

 

 

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Albrecht Durer

German Artist

1471 - 1528 (57)

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Fra Bartolomeo

Artist (San Marco)

1473 - 1517 (43)

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Michelangelo Buonarroti

Artist / Sculptor

1475 - 1564 (89)

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Giorgione  (Giorgio di Castelfranco)

Artist

1475 - 1510 (35)

       

Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi)

Artist

1477 - 1549 (72)

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Franciabigio (Francesco di Cristoforo Bigi)

Artist

1482 - 1526 (44)

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Rafaello (Raphael Sanzio)

Artist

1483 - 1520 (37)

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Antonio da Sangallo

Architect

1483 - 1546 (63)

       

Sebastiano del Piombo

Artist

1485 - 1547 (62)

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Titian (Tiziano Vecello)

Artist

1485 - 1576 (91)

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Andrea del Sarto

Artist

1486 - 1530 (44)

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Pontormo (Jacopo Carucci)

Artist

1494 - 1557 (63)

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Benventuto Cellini

Goldsmith

1500 - 1571 (71)

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Agnolo Bronzino

Artist

1503 - 1772 (69)

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Thomas Tallis

English Composer

1505 - 1584 (79)

       

Andrea Palladio

"Palladian" Architect

1508 - 1580 (72)

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Giorgio Vasari

Architect, writer

1512 - 1574 (62)

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il Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti)

Artist

1518 - 1594 (76)

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Andrea Gabrieli

Composer

1520 - 1586 (66)

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Paolo Caliari Veronese

Artist

1528 - 1588 (60)

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Composer

1525 - 1594 (69)

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Cristofano dell'Altissimo

Artist

1530 - 1605 (75)

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el Greco

Spanish Artist

1541 - 1614 (73)

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William Byrd

English Composer

1543 - 1623 (80)

       

Miguel de Cervantes

Spanish Author

1547 - 1616 (69)

 

 

 

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Tomas Luis de Victoria

Spanish Composer

1548 - 1611 (63)

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Annibale Carracci

Artist

1560 - 1609 (49)

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Lope de Vega

Spanish Playwright

1562 - 1635 (73)

       

William Shakespeare

English Playwright

1564 - 1616 (52)

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Artist

1573 - 1610 (37)

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P P Rubens

Dutch Artist

1577 - 1640 (63)

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Sculptor / Architect

1598 - 1680 (82)

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Francesco Borromini

Architect

1599 - 1667 (68)

       

Diego Valasquez

Spanish Artist

1599 - 1660 (61)

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John Malyon's Artcyclopedia

is a an excellent web resource for linking to thousands of works of art that can be viewed on the web

 

Link to books on Art and Architecture in the Middle Ages

 

Books from the Könemann / Ullmann "Masters of Italian Art" series

Masters of Italian Art (Amazon USA)          Masters of Italian Art Books (Amazon UK)

 

Scala (internationally Scala Riverside) also publish a set of monographs on the major artists in several languages, but they are difficult to track down outside Italy.  In Florence, the main Uffizi bookshop (not the tourist gift shop) has a complete set.

 

 

 

 

 

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