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Encyclopedia > Early Renaissance painting
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and Wife by Jan van Eyck (1434).
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and Wife by Jan van Eyck (1434).

Early Renaissance painting bridges the period of European art history between the art of the Middle Ages and the art of the Renaissance. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x2777, 366 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Renaissance Jan van Eyck Early Renaissance painting Early Netherlandish painting The Arnolfini portrait Giovanni Arnolfini Wikipedia:List of... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x2777, 366 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Renaissance Jan van Eyck Early Renaissance painting Early Netherlandish painting The Arnolfini portrait Giovanni Arnolfini Wikipedia:List of... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Medieval Art Main article: Medieval art Art during Medieval times was almost exclusively concerned with Christianity. ... Byzantine monumental Church mosaics are a crowning glory of Medieval Art. ... The Renaissance (French for rebirth, or Rinascimento in Italian), was a cultural movement in Italy (and in Europe in general) that began in the late Middle Ages, and spanned roughly the 14th through the 17th century. ...


Two regions of Europe particularly active artistically during this period were Italy, initially, and later northern Europe (essentially Flanders). The Renaissance is considered to have reached northern Europe in the late 15th and early 16th century. Thus, most of the Early Renaissance works in northern Europe were produced between 1420 and 1550. For other uses, see Flanders (disambiguation). ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Events May 21 - Treaty of Troyes. ... Events February 7 - Julius III becomes Pope. ...

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Themes and symbolism

The works of art of this period feature mainly religious themes (the Church was a main client of these artists), but also some purely figurative themes. The religious symbolism is largely drawn from the work of Jacobus de Voragine, The Golden Legend (1260). Some more mundane themes were treated, but they were often treated via a religious or mythological representations. Jacobus de Voragine (c. ... The story of St George and the dragon is one of many stories of the saints preserved in the Golden Legend. ... The magnificent Cathedral of Chartres was dedicated in 1260. ... The word mythology (from the Greek μυολογία mythología, from mythologein to relate myths, from mythos, meaning a narrative, and logos, meaning speech or argument) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use the supernatural to interpret natural events and...


Techniques

"The School of Athens" by Raphael
Renaissance
Topics

Architecture
Dance
Literature
Music
Painting
Philosophy
Science
Technology
Warfare Image File history File links Download high resolution version (966x720, 186 KB) The School of Athens - fresco by Raffaello Sanzio (w) From the web gallery of art wga. ... The Renaissance (French for rebirth, or Rinascimento in Italian), was a cultural movement in Italy (and in Europe in general) that began in the late Middle Ages, and spanned roughly the 14th through the 17th century. ... Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio, Rome, 1502, by Bramante. ... By Region: Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance -French Renaissance -German Renaissance -English Renaissance Renaissance dances belong to the broad group of historical dances. ... The creation of the printing press encouraged authors to write in the local vernacular rather than in the classical languages of Greek and Latin, widening the reading audience and promoting the spread of Renaissance ideas Some famous authors of the literary movement of the Renaissance are Dante (writer of The... Renaissance music is European music written during the Renaissance, approximately 1400 to 1600. ... Renaissance philosophy is the period of the history of philosophy in Europe that falls roughly during the between the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment. ... Leonardo da Vincis Vitruvian Man, an example of the blend of art and science during the Renaissance. ... Renaissance technology is the set of European artifacts and customs, spanning roughly the 14th through the 16th century. ... Gunpowder warfare is associated with the start of the widespread use of gunpowder and the development of suitable weapons to use the explosive. ...

Regions

England
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Northern Europe
Poland
Spain This article is about the cultural movement known as the English Renaissance. ... The Northern Renaissance is the term used to describe the Renaissance in northern Europe, or more broadly in Europe outside Italy. ...

  • The use of perspective: The first major treatment of the painting as a window into space appeared in the work of Giotto di Bondone, at the beginning of the 14th century. True linear perspective was formalized later, by Filippo Brunelleschi and Leon Battista Alberti. In addition to giving a more realistic presentation of art, it moved Renaissance painters into painting more paintings.
  • Balance and Proportion: proper sizes and the use of airy, bright colors. The human anatomy wasn't as idealized as during the ancient times.

A cube in two-point perspective. ... Giotto di Bondone (c. ... Sculpture of Brunelleschi looking at the dome in Florence Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 – April 15, 1446) was an Italian architect and one of the first architects to be associated with the Italian Renaissance in Florence. ... Leone Battista Alberti (February 1404 - 25th April 1472), Italian painter, poet, linguist, philosopher, cryptographer, musician, architect, and general Renaissance polymath . ...

Italian artists

Main article: Italian Renaissance painting

Raphael, The Betrothal of the Virgin. ... Late statue of Leon Battista Alberti. ... The Maestà (Madonna enthroned) with Saints Cosmas and Damian, Saint Mark and Saint John, Saint Lawrence and three Dominicans, Saint Dominic, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Peter Martyr; San Marco, Florence. ... Giotto di Bondone (c. ... Statue of Habacuc (popularly known as Zuccone) for the Giottos Bell Tower. ... Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli (little barrel) (March 1, 1445 – May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance (Quattrocento). ... Masaccio (born Tommaso Cassai or in some accounts Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Mone; December 21, 1401 – autumn 1428), was the first great painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. ... Domenico Veneziano (c. ... Madonna and Child 1440-45, tempera on panel National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Fra Filippo Lippi (1406 October 8? – 1469), also called Lippo Lippi, is a well-known Florentine painter of the Italian 15th century school. ... Our Lady of the Assumption with Sts Miniato and Julian (1450) Panel, 150 x 158 cm Staatliche Museen, Berlin Andrea del Castagno (c. ... Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci (c. ... Paolo Uccello (born Paolo di Dono, 1397 – December 10, 1475) was an Italian painter who was notable for his pioneering work on visual perspective in art. ... Portrait, called the Condottiero, dated 1475 (Louvre). ... Categories: 1911 Britannica | Stub | Italian painters | Gothic painting | 1380 births | 1456 deaths ... The Agony in the Garden (1455) is the pinnacle of Mantegnas early style. ... fresco of the Last Judgment (1499) in Orvieto Cathedral Luca Signorelli (c. ... Annunciation (1447) Tempera on wood, 167 x 137 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence Alessio Baldovinetti (1427—1499), Florentine painter, was born on October 14 1427, and died on August 29 1499. ... The Baptism of Christ, 1450 (National Gallery, London). ... The Annunciation (1425-30) Tempera on panel 148 x 115 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington Masolino da Panicale (also known as Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini) (Panicale, Umbria c. ... Madonna with Sts John the Baptist and Donatus (1475-83), Cathedral of Pistoia. ... An Old Man with a Strawberry Nose (1480). ... Benozzo Gozzoli Three Wise Men, fresco in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence, 1459-1461. ... Annunciation with St Emidius (1486) 207x146,5 cm National Gallery, London Carlo Crivelli (c. ...

Artists of the Low Countries

Main articles: Early Netherlandish painting for 15th century artists, Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting for 16th century artists The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck, National Gallery, London. ... For 15th century Dutch and Flemish painting, see Early Netherlandish painting. ...

renaissance Hieronymus Bosch, (latinized; also Jeroen Bosch or his real name Jeroen van Aken) (c. ... Dieric Bouts, also spelled Dirk, Dierick and Dirck (ca 1400/1420 d. ... A typical painting attributed to Campin Robert Campin (1378–April 26, 1444) is sometimes considered the first great master of Flemish painting. ... Petrus Christus, born 1410/1420 in Antwerpen, dead 1472 in Bruges, flemish painter, active in Bruges from 1444. ... The Visitation, from Altarpiece of the Virgin by Jacques Daret, 1434-1435. ... Annunciation from 1506, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Gerard David (c. ... Hubert van Eyck (also Huybrecht van Eyck) (?1366 — 1426) was a Flemish painter and older brother of Jan van Eyck. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... John the Baptist in the Wilderness by Geertgen tot Sint Jans Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c 1460 in Leyden, Netherlands – c 1490 in Haarlem, Netherlands, sometimes known as Gerrit Gerritsz), was a 15th century Dutch painter active in Haarlem. ... Hugo van der Goes (c. ... Rest during the Flight to Egypt Wood, 49,4 × 34 cm Adriaen Isenbrant, also known as Adrien Ysenbrandt, (1490?-1551), was a Flemish Northern Renaissance painter. ... Très riches heures du Duc de Berry: Aout (August) (1412-16) Illumination on vellum, 22,5 x 13,6 cm Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry The Limbourg brothers, or in Dutch Gebroeders van Limburg (Herman, Pol, and Jean; 1385. ... The Ugly Duchess by Quentin Matsys (1525-30) Oil on wood, 64 x 45,5 cm National Gallery, London Quentin Matsys, also known as Quentin Massys, Quentin Metsys or Kwinten Metsys (1466 - 1530), was a painter in the Flemish tradition, founder of the Antwerp school. ... St Ursula Shrine by Hans Memling (1489) Gilded and painted wood, 87 x 33 x 91 cm Memlingmuseum, Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges Hans Memling (Memlinc) (c. ... Joachim Patinir, also called de Patinier and de Patiner (b. ... Deposition by Rogier van der Weyden (c. ...

"The Ghent Altarpiece: The Adoration of the Lamb" (interior view) painted 1432 by Jan van Eyck.

Hubert van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece “The Adoration of the Lamb”, painted 1432. ... Hubert van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece “The Adoration of the Lamb”, painted 1432. ...

German artists

The Battle of Alexander (1529) Wood, 158,4 x 120,3 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich Albrecht Altdorfer (c. ... Three Ages of the Woman and the Death 1510 Oil on limewood,48 x 32,5 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Hans Baldung or Hans Baldung Grien/Grün (c. ... Alsatian can refer to: A person from Alsace, France The Alsatian language A German Shepherd Dog This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A self portrait Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 – October 16, 1553) was a German painter. ... Staghunt of Prince Johann Friedrich (detail) 1544 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Lucas Cranach the Younger (October 4, 1515 - January 25, 1586) was a German Renaissance painter. ... Albrecht Dürer (pronounced /al. ... The Crucifixion, central panel of the Isenheim Altarpiece Matthias Grünewald (1470-1528) is a highly regarded figure from the German Renaissance. ... Self portrait Hans Holbein (c. ... A 1543 portrait miniature of Hans Holbein the Younger by Lucas Horenbout Holbeins 1533 painting The Ambassadors Hans Holbein the Younger (c. ... Portrait of a Young Man 1518 Oil on wood 43 x 32 cm Hermitage Museum Ambrosius Holbein (1494 - 1519) was a German painter. ...

French artists

Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels (c. ... François I of France - Jean and François Clouet (c. ... François Clouet (d. ... Miniature from the Livre du cueur damour esprit. ... Triptych of the Burning Bush, by Nicolas Froment, in Aix Cathedral Nicolas Froment (c. ... Simon Marmion (born c. ... The Avignon Pieta in the Louvre, ca. ... Moulins Triptych The anonymous Master of Moulins, a painter whose identity has been a subject of much debate, was associated with the court of the Dukes of Bourbon and was active roughly between 1483 to 1500. ...

Spanish Artists

Bartolomé Bermejo (Córdoba, c. ... The Martyrdom of Saint Cucuphas, 1504-7, Ayne Bru Ayne (Aine) Bru (probably a Catalanization of Hans Brün) [1] was a 16th century Renaissance painter of German origin who worked in Catalonia. ... Resurrection of Lazarus, c. ...

Works

Opened view of the polyptych. ... The Arnolfini Portrait (full title: Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife) is a 1434 painting by Jan van Eyck. ... The Portinary Triptych (c. ...

Major collections

General Collections:
Netherlandish:
Italian:

Londons National Gallery, founded in 1824, houses a rich collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900 in its home on Trafalgar Square. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The West building of the National Gallery of Art with the East building visible behind and to to the left The National Gallery of Art is an art museum, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum was established in 1937 by the Congress, with funds for... The Gemäldegalerie is an art gallery in Berlin, Germany. ... Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Elevation The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as The Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ... The Groeningemuseum is a Municipal Museum of Bruges, Belgium It houses a comprehensive survey of six centuries of Flemish and Belgian painting, from Jan van Eyck to Marcel Broodthaers. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province West Flanders Arrondissement Bruges Coordinates , , Area 138. ... Bold text The Museo del Prado is a famous museum and art gallery located in Madrid; the capital of Spain. ... Motto: (Spanish for From Madrid to Heaven) Location Coordinates: , Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jimémez (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... Hieronymus Bosch, (latinized; also Jeroen Bosch or his real name Jeroen van Aken) (c. ... The narrow courtyard between the Uffizis two wings creates the effect of a short, idealized street. ... Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ...

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