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Expulsion from Eden
Massaccio, 1428 - early renaissance
famous for use of linear perspective, he was considered the best painter of his time because of this use and also his sense of movement and emotion he expresses in such a lifelike manner.
Adam & Eve
Dürer, 1504 - German renaissance
first full-scale German nude painting, demonstrating the influence of the Italian renaissance on German artists.
Madonna of the Rocks
Leonardo, 1483 - high renaissance
one of the first examples of atmospheric perspective. two versions of this painting exist.
Vitruvian man
Leonardo, 1492 - high renaissance
this drawing exemplifies the connections that Leonardo was always trying to make between art and science. Recent discoveries suggest that this was not the first attempt at rendering this idea, implying that a friend of Leonardo's had drawn/thought of this first.
Mona Lisa
Leonardo, 1503 - high renaissance
considered by many to be the most famous painting in the world and exemplifies Leo's use of sfumato, or a hazy atmosphere that is used by artists to soften features and shadows.
Libyan Sibyl
Michelangelo, 1508 - high renaissance
sketch-
...drawn in red chalk, suggests that Michelangelo used male models...
painting-
...depicts a prophetic priestess named Phemonoe that allegedly resided in the Libyan desert.
Creation of Adam
Michelangelo, 1508 - high renaissance
located on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and one of the most famous depictions of God. However, this painting and the chapel in general, is considered the greatest tragedy of Michelangelo in that he did not want to paint it- he would rather have been made famous for his sculpture.
School of Athens
Raphael, 1510 - high renaissance
one of the most famous frescoes of the Italian renaissance and depicts great philosophers and thinkers of the past, showcasing Plato and Aristotle
Garden of Earthly Delights
Bosch, 1500 - northern renaissance
Bosch's most ambitious and famous work, it is a triptych that represents eden, the garden of earthly delights and hell.
Salve (Atlas)
Michelangelo, 1520 - high renaissance
unfinished sculpture in a series of 6 intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II along with his famous sculpture of Moses
David-1
Michelangelo, 1501 - high renaissance
this piece was originally commissioned as one in a series of prophets that were to be places along the roofline of the Florence cathedral but instead was placed in the public square infront of the seat of civic government where he became a sort of working-class idol embodying the civic policies of Florence at the time.
David-2
Bernini, 1624 - Baroque
revolutionary in movement of the sculpture and also in psychological depth, as it appears unfinished until viewed in the round.
Ecstasy of St. Theresa
Bernini, 1645 - Baroque
this piece saved Bernini's reputation as an artist after failing at his architectural attempt in the building of the St. Peter's towers. controversial in it's sexual suggestions, but not surprisingly so, because Bernini himself was controversial in the same way.
Calling of St. Matthew
Caravaggio, 1600 - Baroque
this painting broke a christian standard of the time in that it placed the scene in a dimly lit, impoverished setting, rather than a fantastical paradise.
The Young Bacchus
Caravaggio, 1617 - Baroque
this painting can be considered as self promotion on Caravaggio's part in that it demonstrates his ability to paint still life, portrait, original subject, as well as history painting.
Judith and Holofernes-1
Artemesia, 1612 - Baroque
Artemesia painted herself as Judith. She was raped by her mentor and this was most likely painted after his trial, depicting her bloody revenge.
Judith and Holofernes-2
Caravaggio, 1598 - Baroque
In this depiction of the story of Judith, Caravaggio gives her a look of disgust and almost uncertainty that nearly sympathizes with Holofernes which is unseen in other paintings of this subject, especially that of Artemesia
Las Meninas
Velazquez, 1656 - Baroque
arguably on of the first pieces of modern art, in terms of subject matter, visual metaphor, but above all in composition.
Self Portrait in the Studio
Rembrandt, 1629 - Baroque
directly or indirectly sprung from Velazquez's Las Meninas, yet depicts himself in an empty room vacant of life as he waits in preparation or maybe, artist's block..