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Jan 13, 1386
Donatellohe greatest sculptor of the 15th century. He was interested in the ideas of humanism and nature. in 1386, died in 1486. Famous for many things including the youthful sculpture of David in Florence. A less famous work in the city is the brass pulpits he build for the Old Sacristy of San Lorenzo which was built by Brunelleschi. Like Masaccio, Donatello was one of the earliest artists working with the idea of perspective. His method was tsculpture and he brought dramatic shapes to life
Jan 1, 1445
Sandro BotticelliBorn- 1445
Lived- Florence, Italy
Apr 15, 1452
Leonardo Da VinciThis day is when Leonardo Da Vinci was born. Leonardo was the creator of the "Last Supper," and the famous "Mono Lisa." His nickname was "The Renaissance Man." he was trained in Florence, Italy to paint, but spent his last years in Rome, Italy.
Mar 6, 1475
MichelangeloMichelangelo Buonarroti was born. He was a painter nicknamed The Father and Master of all Arts. Some works of art he created are David (In the picture), Pieta, and the celing of the Sistine Chapel.
Mar 28, 1483
RaphaelRaphael was born. Died on April 6, 1520. He created the famous portrait, "Raphael." Him, Michaelangelo, and Leonardo Da Vinci where the trinity of great masters in the period of the Renaissance.
Dec 31, 1514
Andreas VesaliusAndreas Vesalius was born. He made many discoveries about the human anatomy. Some significant inventions during the Renaissance were the printing press, the compass and gunpowder.