Myths and history are great when you're creating an experience for a brand. The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly transformed intellectual life in literature, philosophy, art, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry. Renaissance scholars employed the humanist method in study, and searched for realism and human emotion in art.
1. The School of Athens
2. The Miraculous Draught of Fishes
3. The Creation of Adam
By Michelangelo, The story of Adam and Eve as told in the first, second and third chapters of Genesis. In the first of the pictures, and one of the most widely recognised images in the history of painting, Michelangelo shows God reaching out to touch Adam. From beneath the sheltering arm of God, Eve looks out, a little apprehensively.
4. St. John the Baptist
5. The Last Supper (1594)
Jacopo Comin, 1518 – 1594, was one of the greatest painters of the Venetian school and probably the last great painter of the Italian Renaissance. A comparison of Tintoretto's final The Last Supper with Leonardo da Vinci's treatment of the same subject provides an instructive demonstration of how artistic styles evolved over the course of the Renaissance. Leonardo's is all classical repose. The disciples radiate away from Christ in almost-mathematical symmetry. In the hands of Tintoretto, the same event becomes dramatic, as the human figures are joined by angels.
6. The Last Supper (1498)
7. Miracle of the Slave
By Jacopo Tintoretto. It portrays an episode of the life of St. Mark, patron saint of Venice, taken from Jacopo da Varazze's Golden Legend. The scene shows, in the upper part, the saint intervening to make invulnerable a slave which was going to be martyrized for his veneration of a saint's relics.
8. The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Mone (1401 – 1428), was the first great painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. His frescoes are the earliest monuments of Humanism, and introduce a plasticity previously unseen in figure painting. The expulsion from the garden of Adam and Eve, from the biblical Book of Genesis chapter 3.
9. The Adoration of the Magi
The Adoration of the Magi is an early painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was given the commission by the Augustinian monks of San Donato a Scopeto in Florence, but departed for Milan the following year, leaving the painting unfinished.
10. The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore (Venus Anadyomene motif). The painting is currently in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
11. Cosimo the Elder
12. St. Augustine in His Studio & in His Cell
14. Dante by Giotto di Bondone
There is a story that Dante visited Giotto while he was painting the Arena Chapel and, seeing the artist's children underfoot asked how a man who painted such beautiful pictures could create such plain children, to which Giotto, who according to Vasari was always a wit, replied "I made them in the dark."
15. St Mark's Body Brought to Venice
16. Perseus Rescuing Andromeda
17. Saint Anthony with pig (Piero di Cosimo)
By Piero di Cosimo
During his lifetime, Cosimo acquired a reputation for eccentricity—a reputation enhanced and exaggerated by later commentators such as Giorgio Vasari, who included a biography of Piero di Cosimo in his Lives of the Artists. Reportedly, he was frightened of thunderstorms, and so pyrophobic that he rarely cooked his food; he lived largely on hard-boiled eggs, which he prepared 50 at a time while boiling glue for his artworks. He also resisted any cleaning of his studio, or trimming of the fruit trees of his orchard; he lived, wrote Vasari, "more like a beast than a man".(wikipedia)
18. Lady in Yellow
19. The Queen of Sheba Meeting with Solomon
20. The Baptism of Christ
22. The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist
23. Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda) is a 16th century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance. The work is owned by the Government of France and is on the wall in the Louvre in Paris, It is perhaps the most famous painting in the world.
24. The Temptation of St. Anthony
By Hieronymus Bosch, The Temptation (or Temptations) of St. Anthony is an often-repeated subject in history of art and literature, concerning the supernatural temptation reportedly faced by Saint Anthony the Great during his sojourn in the Egyptian desert.
Modern Spanish painter Salvador Dalí drew a great deal of inspiration from Bosch's work, which had many of the features that acted as precursors to Dalí's own surrealism.
25. John the Baptist in the Wilderness
By Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c. 1465 – c. 1495), Like most painters of his time, he painted with oil paint on wood panels. His paintings depict scenes derived from the New Testament and belong to the early Dutch School.
26. The Moneylender and his Wife
27. Isabella of Portugal
28. The Battle of Issus/Alexander
By Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480 near Regensburg – 12 February 1538 in Regensburg) was a German painter, printmaker and architect of the Renaissance era, the leader of the Danube School in southern Germany, and a near-contemporary of Albrecht Dürer. He is best known as a significant pioneer of landscape in art.
29. The Raising of Lazarus
30. Pope Leo X and his cousins, cardinals Giulio de' Medici and Luigi de' Rossi.
31. Lorenzo di Medici
32. Raphael with Friend
33. Raphael, self-portrait
34. The Tribute Money
35. Filippo Lippi & pupils
36. Figure of a Saint
37. Dante by CASTAGNO
38. Giovanni Boccaccio
39. Queen Esther
40. Pippo Spano
41. St Jerome
42. Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani
43. The Battle of Anghiari
45. Da Vinci - Study of horses
47. Da Vinci - Architectural studies
48. Da Vinci - Engineering
51. Leonardo da Vinci, by the Master himself
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