The Minnesota Renaissance Museum

Artists and Their Works

New Addition to The Minnesota Renaissance Museum

This new addition to our museum includes 4 very famous artists, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and their works during the Renaissance time period. Each artist has a different style that brings all of their paintings together to create a unique display of artwork.

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Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most remembered artists among us today and is well known for his famous paintings Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Da Vinci wasn’t just a painter, he was also an architect, inventor, and had a love for everything dealing with science. He strongly believed that art was unquestionably related to science and nature.

Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Michelangelo is argued to be one of the most greatest artist during the Renaissance period and is most known for his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his sculpture of David. His work is a “blend of psychological insight, physical realism, and intensity”. Besides being a sculptor and a painter, Michelangelo was also an architect.

Sistine Chapel - A Vatican Tour - Sixtinische Kapelle - Conclave 2013- Chapelle Sixtine - Sistina

Titian (1488-1576)

Titian was an Italian painter that experimented with different types of art, such as subtle variations in color. He had many different pieces and some of them were painted for very important people, such as Pope Paul III and and King Philip II of Spain. One of Titian’s major works was the Assumption of the Virgin which he started in 1516 and finished in 1518. A few not so famous paintings consisted of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and a portrait of Pope Julius II.

Raphael (1483-1520)

Raphael was a famous Italian painter as well as an architect and is most known for his work The School of Athens. During Raphael’s career, he had three phases as well as three different styles: early years of Umbria, absorbing traditions of Florence, and working for two Popes as well as their close associates. Although Raphael died at a young age, he was very influential during his time period and also very productive, and example of his productivity is the large workshop he ran.