Primavera is a painting by Sandro Botticelli. It stands as one of the most controversial paintings in the Western world as well as one of the most popular. The painting depicts various people directed in classical mythology without any indication of what brought them together. The meaning has long been debated and continues to intrigue art lovers to this day.
Jan 1, 1472
The Baptism of Christ by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci
This painting was completed in the studio of Italian Renaissance painter Andrea del Verrocchio. The painting depicts the Baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist.
Jan 1, 1481
Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci
The Adoration of the Magi is a painting by da Vinci that depicts the Magi kneeling and adoring the baby Jesus in the hands of the Virgin Mary. It is an example of early Renaissance art.
Jan 1, 1486
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Painting by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli from the Early Renaissance period. The painting depicts the goddess Venus as she arrives at the shore following her birth and she rises from the sea fully grown.
Jan 1, 1490
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is a mural painting from the late 15th-century. It is one of the most recognizable paintings in the entire world. The painting depicts the last supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles from the Gospel of John.
Jan 1, 1490
Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci
The Vitruvian Man is an Italian polymath by Leonardo da Vinci. The drawing is based around the ideal human body proportions.
Jan 1, 1499
Pietâ by Michelangelo
A Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo. The sculpture depicts the body of Jesus Christ on the lap of his mother Mary after the crucifixion. The sculpture combines the concepts of naturalism with classical beauty. Mary is molded in the style of a Madonna. Mary's youthful appearance represents her unending purity even at the time of her son's crucifixion at the age of 33.
Jan 1, 1500
The Tempietto of San Pietro in Montorio by Donato Bramante
The Tempietto of San Pietro is an example of Italian Renaissance architecture. The chapel is located in Rome, Italy.
Jan 1, 1504
David by Michelangelo
David serves as a masterpiece of the Renaissance period. It is a sculpture by Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a marble statue depicting the Biblical hero, David, who was depicted several times in the artwork of Florence.
Jan 1, 1506
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most famous, if not the most famous, paintings in the entire world. The portrait is of an Italian noblewoman by the named of Lisa del Giocondo.
Jan 1, 1512
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo
The Creation of Adam is a painting by Michelangelo and is part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. The painting depicts the near-touching hands of God and Adam. It is one of the most replicated paintings of all time.
Jan 1, 1512
Sistine Madonna by Raphael
The Sistine Madonna by Raphael depicts a Madonna holding the baby Jesus with Saint Barbara and Saint Sixtus on both sides. Two baby angels look on from below. It is an oil painting and has been called "a truly rare and extraordinary work" by Giorgio Vasari.
Jan 1, 1515
Moses by Michelangelo
The sculpture Moses was created by Michelangelo and depicts the Biblical character Moses with horns on his head based off of his depiction in the book of Exodus.
Jan 1, 1516
St. John the Baptist by Leonardo da Vinci
St. John the Baptist by Leonardo da Vinci is a Renaissance oil painting on walnut wood depicting St. John the Baptist in isolation. This painting has proven to be quite influential especially on the work of Raphael and Giulio Romano.
Jan 1, 1519
Risen Christ by Michelangelo
The Risen Christ sculpture by Michelangelo depicts Christ carrying his cross. The statue is currently on display at Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome.
Jan 1, 1525
Hercules and Cacus by Baccio Bandinelli
Sculptor depicting the demi-god Hercules, who killed the monster Cacus, who was attempting to steal cattle.
Jan 1, 1536
Fantasia 61, Francesco da Milano
Italian Lute music by famed composer Francesco da Milano. His compositions are still played to this day and serve as a strong testament to the longevity of great musical compositions.
Jan 1, 1541
The Last Judgement by Michelangelo
The Last Judgement is a painting that covers the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. The painting depicts the Second Coming of Christ and the final judgment.
Jan 1, 1547
The Deposition by Michelangelo
The Deposition is a sculpture that depicts the dead body of Jesus Christ, Nicodemus, the Virgin Mary, and Mary Magdalene. The face of Nicodemus is considered to be a self-portrait of Michelangelo.
Jan 1, 1562
The Rape of Europa by Titian
The Rape of Europa by Titian is a painting of the mythological tale of the abduction of Europa by Zeus.