Renaissance art

Renaissance art history, a list of top websites, galleries and museum collections
Famous Renaissance artists; The Italian and Northern European Renaissance; Art prints and books
Arte del Renacimiento/Arte rinascimentale/Art de la Renaissance/Renaissance-Kunst

See also: Artists of the Italian Renaissance and Renaissance Art and Artists


Alberti *

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

Alberti: Architectural Proportions

Architecture *

Renaissance Architecture,
15th and 16th century, images from The Leo Masuda Architectonic Research Office.

Pallado’s Italian Villas

Architecture of the Renaissance.

Artists of the Renaissance.
Wikipedia entries.


Drawings *


Early Renaissance *

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

ArtLex: Examples of earlier Renaissance works of art by artists born before 1470, including the works of Fra Angelico.

Artcyclopedia: The Early Renaissance
Great artworks in art museums.

An online gallery.

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

Wikipedia entry.

Eyck, Jan van. Jan van Eyck



Female painters of the Italian Renaissance.

Ficino, Marsilo

Ficino, Marsilio. I Fabbricanti di Dei: Marsilio Ficino e la magia dell’Asclepius

The Life of Marsilio Ficino by Giovanni Corsi.

Marsilio Ficino
A biography forming the introduction to the Letters of Marsilio Ficino.

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 art galleries.

Guide to Florence.

Map of Florence, an interactive street and buildings map.

Uffizi Gallery

Virtual Uffizi

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


Gardens of the Renaissance

German Renaissance *

German Renaissance

German/Northern Renaissance paintings.

The Norhern Renaissance (below)


Humanism *

Humanists of the Renaissance

Italian Studies Online. Portale di studi italianistici.


Italian Renaissance websites *

Architecture in Renaissance Italy.

Early Italian Renaissance Paintings

Italian paintings of the 15th Century
The Natonal Gallery of Art

Italian painting of the 16th century
The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

The Italian Renaissance Art Project

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 Courts of Northern Italy, Sixteenth Century

Florence and Rome, Sixteenth Century

Venice and the Veneto, Sixteenth Century



Leonardo da Vinci; a list of websites.


Manuscripts from the British Library.

Master of Flémalle

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

Michelangelo Buonarroti


National Gallery, London, tour of its collection of Renaissance art.

Northern Renaissance *

Netherlands Renaissance image gallery

Northern Renaissance Painting at The 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 Art. ArtLex

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


The Pico Project
Brown University and Universita degli Studi di Bologna


Renaissance food and recipes.

Renaissance art in Italy, web resources from  


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

Rome: art museums and galleries


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



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.




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.

Voyages of discovery. 
A comprehensive index of webpages about voyagers and voyages of discovery.

Wikipedia entries on the Renaissance and Renaissance art and artists.

Famous Renaissance Artists/Renaissance Art Museum Collections *

See: Renaissance artists and Italian Rennaissance Artists