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Jacob Burckhardt

20th century scholar of the Renaissance in Italy


Represented a clear departure from the stiff, unnatural, "saintly" style of medieval religious art. Used color and shadow.


Used mathmatical precision to give dimension and depth to his figures


Point of view


Darkness and shadow

Lamentation Over the Dead Christ


The Holy Trinity


Leonardo da Vinci

Artist of the High Renaissance who also excelled in science and engineering. Known for his study in perspective.

Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci

Sandro Botticelli

Figures from classical mythology and literature often were his subjects. His works showed a fascination with the accurate observation of nature

La Primavera

Sandro Botticelli

Birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli

Alexander VI, Julius II, and Leo X

Three great Renaissance popes


Greatest figure of the Roman Renaissance, considered himself a sculptor.


Sculpted by Michelangelo

Sistine Chapel Ceiling


The Last Judgment

Michelangelo, 35 years after the Sistine Chapel in the same building.

Dome Michelangelo designed

dome of St. Peters Basilica


most noted for his harmoniously beautiful paintings, particularly his portraits of the Virgin

Madonna of the Chair and Modanna of the Meadow


School of Athens


State that rose as Rome declined


Feast in the House of Levi


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