St. Peter Museum of the Arts

Presenting Individual Artists of the Renaissance

About European Renaissance Arts

There is a very large variety of artists and their works from European Renaissance history. In this time period the arts were very much revived, highlighted by works from Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and company. There are many paintings and sculptures that are still around today and we treasure them very much.


Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance. He was considered the greatest living artist during his lifetime. His nickname was the "Father and Master of All the Arts." Michelangelo's best works are arguably his Pieta and David sculptures and Sistine chapel ceiling paintings. They have been well-preserved for the next generations are able to view and appreciate the amazing work done by Michelangelo.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. He is the creator of such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa, Madonna of the Rocks, and The Last Supper. These are just a few of Da Vinci's well known works of art.


Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. His nickname was "The Prince of Painters." His best known work is The School of Athens. Other works he has include the Sistine Madonna and The Transfiguration. Raphael is described as a "master" do to his amazing work.


Donatello was an early Renaissance Italian sculptor from Florence. The powerful expressiveness of his art made him the greatest sculptor of the early Renaissance. Donatello is mainly know for his David, Penitent Magdalene, and Judith and Holofernes sculptors. He was known as one of the hardest working sculptures in the European Renaissance period.