Renaissance art

Renaissance art and artists, history, galleries and art museum collections
Italian and Northern European Renaissance artists

Arte del Renacimiento/Arte rinascimentale/Art de la Renaissance/Renaissance-Kunst


Alberti’s On Painting
A English translation, from Notebook.

Alberti: Architectural Proportions

Leon Battista Alberti. Wikipedia

The Ultimate Renaissance Man: Leon Battista Alberti. Culture Trip

Leon Battista Alberti, Italian architect and author.

Architecture *

Pallado’s Italian Villas

Renaissance architecture. Wikipedia

Architecture in Renaissance Italy . Heilbrunn Timeline of Art

Renaissance Architecture in Great Buildings Online

Artists of the Renaissance.
Wikipedia entries.


Drawings *

Anatomist drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in The Royal Collection.

Renaissance drawings, material and function. A thematic essay, with slideshow, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Michelangelo: drawings for the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
Web Gallery of Art

Michelangelo: drawings for The Madonna and Child.


Early Renaissance *

The Early Renaissance in Florence.
The National Gallery of Art, U.S.

Artcyclopedia: The Early Renaissance
Great artworks in art museums.

A collection of Giotto’s artwork with descriptions and artist’s biography.

Wikipedia entry.

Early Renaissance art in Italy.  Wikipedia


Female painters of the Italian Renaissance.

Ficino, Marsilo *

Marsilio Ficino on the alchemical art.
Translation of a Latin text, Marsilius Ficinus, ‘Liber de Arte Chemica.’

Masilio Ficino Astrology Page

Florence/Firenze *

Early Renaissance Florence
Exhibition at The National Gallery of Art, US.

Florence, a list of art museums and galleries.

Guide to Florence.

Map of Florence, an interactive street and buildings map.

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery.
High-defintion images of works of art, from The Google Art Project.


Gardens *

Gardens of the Renaissance. The Berger Foundation

Villa d-Este

Giardino di Boboli

Italian Renaissance gardens, a list from Wikipedia.

Garden Visit, a traveller’s guide to gardens in Italy.

German Renaissance *

German Renaissance
A summary with artist image galleries.

German/Northern Renaissance paintings.

The Northern Renaissance (below)



Humanists of the Renaissance. The Vatican Library


Italian Studies Online. Portale di studi italianistici.

Italian Renaissance websites *

Architecture in Renaissance Italy.

Early Italian Renaissance Paintings

Italian paintings of the Renaissance. National Gallery, Washington D.C.
The National Gallery of Art

Renaissance Art in Italy (c.1400-1600)
History, Characteristics, Causes, Techniques

Italian Renaissance, background, artists, images.

European Art in the Renaissance:
Thematic Essays (through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History)

Italian Studies Online. Portale di studi italianistici.

Italian Renaissance, web resources from  ARTHlinks.

Manuscript Illumination in Italy, 1400–1600

The Royal Collection

The Art of Italy in the Royal Collection: The Renaissance


Leonardo da Vinci 


Manuscripts from the British Library.

Master of Flémalle

Robert Campion

Medici family.
A profile of the Medici family and their influence on Italian Renaissance art.

Michelangelo Buonarroti, a list of websites.


National Gallery tour of its collection of Renaissance art collection.

Northern Renaissance *

Netherlands Renaissance

Northern Renaissance Painting. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Early Netherlandish paintings, from Van Eyck to Bruegel.

Northern Renaissance artists. 
Art museums displaying works by Northern Renaissance artists.

Northern Renaissance Artists *

Bosch, Hieronymus
The Web Gallery of Art

The Ghent Altarpiece, by Hubert and Jan van Eyck.

Altdorfer, Albrecht

Brueghel the Elder, Jan

Brueghel the Younger, Jan

Campin, Robert (Master of Flemalle)

Robert Campin
The National Gallery, London

Robert Campin
Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)

Christus, Petrus

Cranach the Elder, Lucas

Cranach the Younger, Lucas

Dürer, Albrecht
Albrecht Durer. The National Gallery of Art collection.
Albrecht Durer. The National Gallery (London) collection.
Albrecht Durer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Durer’s house in Nuremberg.

Goes, Hugo van der

Grünewald, Matthias

Holbein, Ambrosius

Holbein the Elder, Hans

Holbein the Younger, Hans

Weyden, Rogier van der

Witz, Konrad 



Palladio Museum. Il Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio

Pico della Mirandola

The Pico Project
Brown University and Universita degli Studi di Bologna


Renaissance food and recipes.

Renaissance art in Italy, web resources from  ARTHlinks.

Renaissance and 17th Century Links, 
an education website by John Richard Stevens. Bibliographies, pamphlets, history, architecture, organizations. 17th Century Net

Rome; arts and culture websites.


Sculpture/Scultura rinascimentale *

Sculptors of the Renaissance. 
Wikipedia entries.

Italian Renaissance sculptors, a web gallery from


Michelangelo; sculptures by Michelangelo.
The Web Gallery of Art



Sienese school of painting *

Sienese School of Painting (c.1250-1550)
The Siena school of Italian art, founded by Guido da Siena (active after 1250) and Coppo di Marcovaldo (1225-1274), flourished in Siena, between the 13th and 15th centuries. It had an influence on the development of Pre-Renaissance painting.

Sienese Painting. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sienese School, Wikipedia entry.

Society, history, culture *

Renaissance Society
A site about the history of the times, culture and society of the Northern & Southern Renaissance movement.


Theory, Renaissance Theory
Discipline Letteratura Italiana del Novecento. Italianistica Online


Uffizi Gallery, Florence.


van Eyck, Jan. Jan van Eyck

Vasari, Georgo *

Vasari, Giorgio. Giorgio Vasari.
Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects

Le Vite
1550 Unabridged, original Italian.

Stories Of The Italian Artists From Vasari
Translated by E L Seeley, 1908. Abridged, in English.


The Vatican

Vatican art collection and art museums.

Paintings in The Pinacoteca, The Vatican.


Venice: Venice Webpages

Venice (Venezia) Museums, galleries and exhibitions.


Victoria and Albert Museum Medieval and Renaissance galleries.

Wikipedia entries on the Renaissance and Renaissance art and artists.

Famous Renaissance artists/Renaissance art museum collections *

Bassano, Jacapo

Jacapo Bassano. Artcyclopedia
Jacopo Bassano. The National Gallery
Jacopo Bassano. Le Louvre museum.

Bellini, Giovanni

Giovanni Bellini. WebMuseum
Giovanni Bellini. Image Gallery
Giovanni Bellini. paintings categorirized by date. WGA

Bosch, Hieronymous

Hieronymous Bosch. Web Museum
Hieronymus Bosch. Olga’s Gallery

Botticelli, Sandro

Botticelli, Sandro. Sandro Botticelli. Museum guide.
Sandro Botticelli. Artchive Gallery
Botticelli. The Athenaeum online gallery.
Botticelli. The WebMuseum
Biography and images of paintings.
Botticelli. Wikipaintings, Artworks categorized under genre.
The Birth of Venus. Wikipedia entry.
Botticelli. Le Louvre
Botticelli. Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Brueghel, Pieter, the Elder

Brueghel the Elder, Jan. Art museums displaying works by Brueghel the Elder.
Pieter Bruegel. Web Gallery of Art
Bruegel. The WebMuseum
Bruegel. Kunsthistorisches Museum Databank
Bruegel the Elder, Pieter. Pieter Bruegel
Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Wikipedia entry.
Bosch Bruegel Society 99 works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Campin, Robert

Robert Campin (Master of Flemalle)
Robert Campin
The National Gallery, London
Robert Campin
Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)

Correggio, Antonio

Antonio da Correggio. Wikipedia entry.
Correggio. Olga’s Gallery
Corregio. The Web Gallery of Art, image collection.
Correggio. WebMuseum

Cosimo, Piero di

Piero di Cosimo. Artchive
Piero di Cosimo. Museum guide.

Cranach the Elder

Cranach the Elder, Lucas. WebMuseum
Lucas Cranach. Museum guide.

Da Vinci, Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci. Museum guide.
Leonardo da Vinci web links. 
Leonardo da Vinci. Interactive biography.
Leonardo da Vinci. Artchive image gallery.

del Sarto, Andrea

Andrea del Sarto. Paintings between 1520 and 1525.
Andrea del Sart0. Paintings after 1525.
The Web Gallery of Art

Donatello (Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi)

Donatello. Donatello image gallery.
Donatello, Wikipedia entry.
Donatello. David at The Bargello Museum, Florence.
Donatello. The National Gallery of Art

Durer, Albrecht

Albrecht Durer. WebMuseum
Albrecht Durer. The National Gallery of Art collection.
Albrecht Durer. The National Gallery (London) collection.
Albrecht Durer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Durer’s house in Nuremberg.

Eyck, Jan van

Jan van Eyck. Olga’s Gallery

Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico. Olga’s Gallery
Fra Angelico. Artcyclopedia
Fra Angelico, Wikipedia entry.
Fra Aangelico. Web Gallery of Art
Fra Angelico. Art museums.

Francesca, Piero della

Piero della Francesca. WebMuseum
Piero della Francesca. Artchive Gallery

Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco)

Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco). Olga’s Gallery
Giorgione. Works by Giogione in art museums and galleries.
Giorgione. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Giorgione. La Tempesta  Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice.

Giorgione. La Tempesta


Giotto, di Bondone

Giotto di Bondone. Olga’s Gallery
Giotto. The Web gallery of Art
Giotto. Le Louvre, Paris.
Giotto. Alte Pinakothek. Munich.
Giotto. National Gallery, London.
Giotto. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Giotto. Vatican Collection

Goes, Hugo van der

Hugo can der Goes, WebMuseum.
Hugo van der Goes. Olga’s Gallery
Hugo van der Goes. Kunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna.

Holbein the Younger

Holbein the Younger, Hans. Artworks of Holbein in museums.
Holbein. WebMuseum
Holbein. Archive Image Gallery.

Leonardo da Vinci

The Leonardo da Vinci Page 

Lippi, Fra Filippo

Fra Filippo Lippi. Artworks by Fra Filippo Lippi in art museums.
Fra Filippo Lippi. National Gallery, London.
Fra Fillp Lippi. Olga’s Gallery
Fra Filppo Lippi. Galleria Borghese
Fra Filippo Lippi. Web Gallery of Art

Lotto, Lorenzo

Lorenzo Lotto artworks in museums.
Lorenzo Lotto. My Studio.
Allegory of Virtue and Vice,
Penitent Saint Jerome,
Christ Carrying the Cross,
Portrait of a Young Man.
Portrait of a Man with a Felt Hat
Lorenzo Lotto. Olga’s Gallery
Lorenzo Lotto. National Gallery of Art Virtual Tour

Mantegna, Andrea

Andrea Mantegna. Web Museum.
Andrea Mantega. The Louvre, Paris.
Andrea Mantegna. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Andrea Mantegna. Mark Harden’s Artchive
Andrea Mantegna. Biographical notes.
Andrea Mantegna. Le Louvre
Andrea Mantegna. Adoration of the Shepherds. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Andrea Mantegna. The Agony in the Garden. The National Gallery
Andrea Mantegna. Adoration of the Magi.The Getty Museum
Andrea Mantegna. The British Museum
Andrea Mantegna. Art museums holding works by Mantegna.
Andrea Mantegna. Olga’s Gallery


Masaccio. Vatican Collection
Masaccio. Brancacchi Chapel
Massacio. Olga’s Gallery

Michelganelo Buonarotti

Michelangelo Buonarotti; a list of websites.
Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
Web Gallery of Art

Perugino, Pietro

Pietro Perugino. Uffizi Gallery, CGFA
Perugino. Olga’s Gallery
Perugino. Web Gallery of Art
Perugino paintings in art museums and galleries.
Perugino. Background and image gallery.
Perugino. Vasari biography.


Frescoes in the Baglioni Chapel in Spello
Pintoricchio. National gallery, London
Pinturicchi. Images at Wikimedia Commons.
Pinturicchio. Wikipedia entry.

Pisanello (Antonio Pisan/Puccio)

(Antonio Pisan/Puccio) Pisanello. National Gallery, London.
Pisanello. Le Louvre, Paris.

Pisano, Nicola

Baptistry (Pisa). Wikipedia
Nicola Pisano. Web Gallery of Art
Nicola Pisano.

Pontormo (Jacopo Carucci)

Pontormo Online
Jacopo Pontormo. Web Gallery of Art
Pontormo. Uffizi Gallery

Raphael, Sanzio da Urbino

Sanzio Raphael paintings in art museums and galleries.
Raphael. Olga’s Gallery
Raphael. The Google Art Project online gallery of high-resolution mages.
Raffaello. The Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Raphael. Wikipedia entry.
Raphael. The National Gallery, London
Raphael. Artchive gallery.
Raphael. WebMuseum
Raphael. Web Gallery of Art
Raphael: Paintings in Rome (1510-20)
Raphael. Olga’s Gallery

Raffaello, Madonna della Seggiola

Singnorelli, Luca

Fresco Cycle in the San Brizio Chapel, Cathedral, Orvieto.
Web Gallery of Art


Tintoretto. Web Gallery of Art
Tintoretto National Gallery, London.
Tintoretto Pallazzo Ducale, Venice.
Tintoretto. Wikipedia
Jacopo 257 works by Tintoretto.
Tintoretto. Image gallery at Settemuse.
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice.
Madonna dell’Orto, Venice.

Titian, Vecellio

Vecellio Titian. Artchive Gallery
Titian paintings in art museums.
Titian. Wikipedia entry.
Titian. Olga’s Gallery
A comprehensive collection of more than 100 images of artist’s works with biography and historical comments.
Titian: works of art categorized by date and subject-matter. WGA
Paintings in the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice. WGA
Titian, A Thematic Essay
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Titian. WebMuseum

Uccello, Paolo

Paolo Uccello. Artchive
Paolo Uccello. Olga’s Gallery

Paolo Uccello


Veronese, Paulo

Paulo Veronese. The Web Gallery of Art
Paolo Fernoese. Gallery at Museum Syndicate
Paolo Veronese, Wikipedia entry.
Paolo Veronese Online. Art museums, a directory.
Veronese. WebMuseum
The Wedding Feast at Cana. Le Louvre
Paintings in The Palazzo Ducal, Venice. WGA
Paintings of allegorical and mythological subjects. WGA

Weyden, Rogier van der

Weyden, Rogier van der. Rogier van der Weyden. Web Museum
Rogier van der Weyden. Art museums on the internet.
Rogier van der Weyden. The Getty Museum
Rogier van der Weyden. Web Gallery of Art
Rogier van der Weyden. The National Gallery
Rogier can der Weyden. Kunsthistorisches Museum Databank