The Big Museum on Renaissance Art

Renaissance Artists and their works

Artists during the Renaissance Time

Many different artists lived throughout the Renaissance time period. Some were more famous then the others. But all of them had every interesting paintings and sculptures. Some describe an event from history or some even represent religious ideas. Come on down to The Big Museum to check out some famous paintings and learn about artists from the Renaissance time!




He was born into a family of a banking business, but he had no interest in it. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, and poet. Michelangelo worked at the palace of Florentine ruler of Lorenzo the Magnificent to study classical sculptures. He being to work as a sculptor by modeling his style after masterpieces of classical antiquity. He later changed from sculpting to painting when we got asked to paint for the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
50 Works by Michelangelo

Raphael Sanzio

His father was the one who taught him basic painting skills at a young age. He took over this fathers workshop. At age 11, he was said to be one of the best painters in town. He was later commissioned to paint for the Church of San Nicola. He developed his own unique painting style. He was influenced by many Italian painters. He was a painter, designer, and an architect. He made many paintings for many different churches. Some of his best work contains in the Stanza della Segnatura. Like the Schools of Athens, Parnassus, and the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament.

Jan Van Eyck

Flemish painter who perfected the newly developed technique of oil painting. He built up layers of transparent glazes. His masters piece is the altarpiece in the Ghent Cathedral, the Adoration of the Lamb. Many of his paintings, portraits, and religious subjects made use of disguised religious symbols.

Pictured Below: Van Eyck's famous altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb or known as the Ghent Altarpiece. One of the most significant works of art in Europe.

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He was an Italian painter, one of the most prominent artist of the early Renaissance time. He admitted to the Florence painters guild. His most famous work is frescoes on the walls of the Branacci Chapel. He was one of the first to use perspective to suggest depth in a flat surface. He had a talent for expressing moods. Some famous paintings from him are Tribute Money explaining three separate stories of one fresco and Expulsion of Adam and Eve,

Pictured below: Holy Trinity- it gets its name from three key figures: Christ on the Cross, Holy Spirit, and God the Father standing on a ledge behind Christ.

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