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    Phidias, Greek Sculptor
  Phidias, Greek Sculptor
Phidias or Pheidias was a Greek sculptor, painter and architect, who lived in the 5th century BC, and is commonly regarded as one of the greatest of all sculptors of Classical Greece: Phidias' Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of...
 
    Giotto
  Giotto
Giotto has become the symbol of a profound renewal in the history of Western figurative arts, and of the first radical renewal since ancient Greece. "He converted the art of painting from Greek to Latin and brought in the modern era" - this is Cennin...
 
    Jan van Eyck, Painter
  Jan van Eyck, Painter
Jan van Eyck, the most famous and innovative Flemish painter of the 15th century. Van Eyck has been credited traditionally with the invention of painting in oils, and, although this is incorrect, there is no doubt that he perfected the technique. He...
 
    Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish Painter
  Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish Painter
Rogier van der Weyden or Roger de la Pasture was an Early Flemish painter. His surviving works consist mainly of religious triptychs, altarpieces and commissioned single and diptych portraits. Although his life was generally uneventful, he was highly...
 
    Leon Battista Alberti, Humanist Polymath
  Leon Battista Alberti, Humanist Polymath
Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher, cryptographer and general Renaissance humanist polymath. Although he is often characterized as an "architect" exclusively, as James Beck has observed...
 
    Benozzo Gozzoli, Painter
  Benozzo Gozzoli, Painter
Benozzo Gozzoli was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. He is best known for a series of murals in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi depicting festive, vibrant processions with wonderful attention to detail and a pronounced International Gothic i...
 
    Giovanni Bellini
  Giovanni Bellini
Giovanni Bellini, Venetian painter, founder of the Venetian school of painting, Giovanni Bellini raised Venice to a center of Renaissance art that rivaled Florence and Rome. He brought to painting a new degree of realism, a new wealth of subject-matt...
 
    Hugo van der Goes, Flemish Painter
  Hugo van der Goes, Flemish Painter
Hugo van der Goes was a Flemish painter. He was, along with Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling and Dieric Bouts, one of the most important of the Early Netherlandish painters. His most famous surviving work is the Portinari Triptych...
 
    Hans Memling
  Hans Memling
Hans Memling (also spelled Memlinc), leading Flemish painter of the Bruges school during the period of the city's political and commercial decline. The number of his imitators and followers testified to his popularity throughout Flanders. His last co...
 
    Sandro Botticelli
  Sandro Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli probably was the most important Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. His most notable work is without a doubt "The Birth of Venus", a huge painting that is exposed in the "Galleria degli Uffizi" in Firenze. He was influenced in...
 
    Ghirlandaio, Florentine Painter
  Ghirlandaio, Florentine Painter
Ghirlandaio (original name Domenico di Tommaso Bigordi) was an early Renaissance painter of the Florentine school noted for his detailed narrative frescoes, which include many portraits of leading citizens in contemporary dress....
 
    Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Man
  Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Man
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitom...
 
    Hieronymus Bosch
  Hieronymus Bosch
Hieronymus Bosch was probably born in 1453 in 's Hertogenbosch, a town in the province of North Brabant in Holland. Few details about his life, and perhaps not the most important, are known. His real name was Jeroen van Aken and he signed his works a...
 
    Jacob van Oostsanen, Dutch Painter
  Jacob van Oostsanen, Dutch Painter
Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen was a Northern Netherlandish designer of woodcuts and painter. He was one of the first important artists working in Amsterdam, at a time when it was a flourishing provincial town. In his earlier years Jacob Cornelisz...
 
    Albrecht Durer
  Albrecht Durer
Albrecht Duerer was without doubt the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance. Living in Nuremberg, half-way between the Netherlands and Italy, he found inspiration in the work of painters of both the major European artistic centres of his time....
 
 

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