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Sacrifice of Isaac, Lorenzo Ghiberti

1402, Bronze

Annunciation, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Florence Baptistry

Before 1407, Bronze, North Doors

St. Mark, Donatello, Orsanmichele

1411-1416, Marble

St. George and the Dragon, Donatello, Orsanmichele

1420, Marble

Quattro Santi Coronati (Four Crowned Martyrs), Nanni Di Banco, Orsanmichele

1409-1416, Marble

Fresco Cycle with scenes from the life of St. Peter, the first pope, Masaccio, Masolino, and Filippino Lippi, Santa Maria del Carmine

Brancacci Chapel

The Tribute Money, Masaccio, Santa Maria del Carmine

1420's, Fresco, Brancacci Chapel

Expulsion, Masaccio, Santa Maria del Carmine

1420s, Fresco, Brancacci Chapel, Santa Maria del Carmine

Trinity with Mary, John the Evangelist, and Two Donors, Masaccio, Santa Maria Novella

1426-1427, Fresco

Monastery of San Marco, Michelozzo Di Bartolommeo, Florence


Madonna and Saints, Fra Angelico, Monastery of San Marco

1438-40, Panel

Annunciation, Fra Angelico, Monastery of San Marco

1438-1445, Fresco, Hallway

Madonna and Child with the Birth of the Virgin and the Meeting of Joachim and Anna, Fra Filippino Lippi

1452, Panel

Fresco Cycle with scenes from the Legends of Saint Stephen and John the Baptist, Fra Filippino Lippi, Cathedral of Prato


The Feast of Herod, Fra Filippino Lippi, Cathedral of Prato

1452-66, Fresco

The Adoration of the Infant Jesus, Fra Filippino Lippi

1450s, Panel

Sant' Andrea Exterior, Leon Battista Alberti, Mantua


Sant' Andrea Interior, Leon Battista Alberti, Mantua


On Painting, Leon Battista Alberti


Gates of Paradise, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Florence Baptistry

1425-1452, Bronze, East Doors

Jacob and Esau, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Florence Baptistry

1435, panel

Cantoria, Donatello, Florence Cathedral

1433-1439, Marble, Mosiac, Bronze

David, Donatello, Palazzo Medici

1446-1460, Bronze

Battle of San Romano, Paolo Uccello, Palazzo Medici

1435-1460, Panel

Madonna and Child with Saints Francis, John the Baptist, Zenobius, and Lucy, Domenico Veneziano, Santa Lucia de' Magnoli

1445-1447, Panel, St. Lucy Altarpiece

The Last Supper, Andrea del Castagno

1447, Cenacolo of Sant' Apollonia, Florence

The Vision of St. Jerome, Andrea del Castagno, Santissimo Annunziata

1454-1455, Fresco

Baptism of Christ, Piero Della Francesca, Pieve of San Giovanni

1440s, Panel

Legend of the True Cross, Piero Della Francesca, Chapel of San Francesco


Invention of the True Cross and Recognition of the True Cross, Piero Della Francesca, Chapel of San Francesco


The Flagellation, Piero Della Francesca

1450s, Panel

Saint Sebastian, Andrea Pollaiuolo, Santissimo Annunziata

1474-1475, Panel, Commissioned by the Pucci Family

David, Andrea Del Verrocchio, Palazzo Medici

1470s, Bronze, Gold

Punishment of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, Sandro Botticelli, Sistine Chapel

1481-1482, Fresco, Vatican, Rome. Commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV

Primavera, Sandro Botticelli

1482, Panel. Commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco Medici.

The Calumny of Apelles, Sandro Botticelli

1497-1498, Panel


The ascent of the Virgin Mary to heaven after her death and burial when, according to Roman Catholic belief, her soul was reunited with her body.

Barrel Vault

A semi cylindrical vault.


Begun in the mid-twelfth century by a crusader named Berthold and his followers, who settled in caves on Mt. Carmel and led lives of silence, seclusion, and abstinence. About 1240 they migrated to Western Europe, where the rule was altered, the austerities mitigated, and the order changed to a mendicant one.


In painting, the contrast of light and shade--from the Italian "chiaro" (light) and "oscuro" (dark)--to enhance modeling.


Process of delineating the external outlines on the painting.


Italian term meaning mercenary military leader.


Italian word for "set against". A term described by the human body when weight is borne on one leg while the other is relaxed.


Founded as a preaching order at Toulouse in 1216 by St. Dominic. The Dominicans lived austerely and believed in having no personal possessions, surviving by charity, and begging. After the Franciscans, they became the second great mendicant order.


Italian term for history or historical narrative


Lines running at right angles to the plane of the picture surface but, in a representation using one-point perspective, converging toward a common vanishing point in the distance.


A vertical architectural support used in an arched or vaulted structural system. Piers are usually rectangular in section, but if used with an order, they may be decorated with half-columns or pilasters with bases and capitals of the same design.


An altarpiece of devotional object consisting of more than three sections joined together.

Rilievo schiacciato

Italian term for flattened relief; refers to a kind of sculpture initiated by Donatello in which distance and perspective are achieved by optical suggestion rather than sculptural projection.


Italian term for a circular painting or relief.

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