High Renaissance Painting and
High Renaissance painting and sculpture
in Italian Renaissance
art refers to the artistic style of the early 16th century
in Florence and Rome. Characteristic of High Renaissance
painting and sculpture is humanistic content, heroic
composition, and technical mastery. High Renaissance
painting is embodied in the fine art works of Italian
Renaissance artists like Leonardo,
c. 1505 by Raphael Sanzio
Oil on wood, 59.5 x 44 cm
National Gallery of Art,
a hand painted oil
of this famous art work of the
Brenda Harness, Art Historian
- The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
Information about the life of Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance Artist, known as the quintessential "Renaissance Man."
- The Life of Raphael Sanzio
Information about the life of Italian Renaissance artist, Raphael Sanzio, known as "The Prince of Painters" due to his meteoric rise to fame.
- The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Information about the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, irrascible Italian Renaissance artist, painter, sculptor, and architect, known for his "terribilita.".
- Correggio, Renaissance Master of Illusionism
Though little is known of him today, High Renaissance painter Correggio's sensual, illusionistic works display his superb mastery of foreshortening and remarkable atmospheric effects.
- Andrea del Sarto, Eclipsed by Italian Renaissance Giants
Although a master painter in his own right, Andrea del Sarto was eclipsed by Renaissance giants like Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo.