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Renaissance Art, Artists, and Society


  • Renaissance Artists in 15th Century Florence - The great Century began with the birth of Masaccio and with the announcement of the competition for the Baptistery gates in Florence.
  • Italian Renaissance Artists - More Italian artists of the 15th century.
  • Donatello - He was arguably the greatest Tuscan sculptor until Michelangelo.
  • Masaccio - Among the Renaissance artists of the early years of the 15th Century, his name stands supreme.
  • Botticelli - After the death of Fra Filippo Lippi, he was said to be the best master in Florence.
  • Filippo Brunelleschi - The architect of The Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, the symbol of Florence.


  • Renaissance Architecture - The finest examples of Domestic Renaissance Architecture in Florence and Rome.
  • Saint Peter's Basilica - Saint Peter's Basilica is probably the largest religious building in the world, and its Dome is one of the most beautiful architectural works.

High Renaissance Art- Artists Biographies

  • Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci's biography is that of a true Renaissance man, going seamlessly from art to science.
  • Michelangelo - Michelangelo's biography is singularly entangled with the history of the time.
  • Raphael - Raphael's biography is maybe the richest in accomplishments for such a short life.

High Renaissance Art - Paintings

High Renaissance Art - Sculptures

  • Michelangelo's Sculptures - Michelangelo's sculptures are all marked by his genius, which gives to the actual marble an importance of expression that no cast, no copy can render.

Northern Renaissance

Renaissance Society

  • Renaissance Life - Daily Renaissance life was characterized by its great simplicity, even among the rich.
  • Renaissance Fashion - The Italian Renaissance fashion, which exhibited better taste and a greater amount of elegance, greatly influenced the fashion in other countries of Europe.
  • Renaissance Clothing - More details about the origins of the Renaissance costumes, and how they changed during different reigns.
  • Renaissance Food - Renaissance food was as refined and sophisticated as the era itself.
  • Renaissance Games - The Florentines were excitable and emotional, and delighted in games, a lot of them games of chance, but not only.
  • Renaissance Entertainment - The Renaissance rulers, following in the steps of their Roman predecessors, took great care in providing entertainment for the people.
  • Renaissance Music - A history of music during the Renaissance period, touching on both the Church and secular music.

Renaissance Rulers

  • The Medici family - Without being of noble origin, the Medici will eventually become one of the most powerful houses in Europe.
  • Cosimo de' Medici - The Life and Times of Cosimo de' Medici, Pater Patriae.
  • Lorenzo de' Medici - Was he the perfect Renaissance Patron of the Arts?
  • Catherine de' Medici - She became the Queen Mother of France during the tumultuous years of the French Civil Wars.

Renaissance War

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  • Renaissance Weapons - During the Renaissance, old weapons were still used, while the new ones, the fire arms, changed the battlefield forever.
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