The Renaissance was a period in European history from the 14th to the 17th century. First, the movement started as a cultural movement in Italy and then spread to the larger parts of Europe. Here, is a list of 25 Most Famous Renaissance Paintings.
Annunciation by Leonardo Da vinci
Annunciation is a painting produced by Leonardo Da vinci between 1472 and 1475. In this painting, the scene depicts the angel on the left, the Virgin on the right (Mary) and a lectern in between them. It can be viewed at Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Doni Tondo by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Doni Tondo is a famous painting produced by Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1506 and 1507. This painting is also called as “The Holy Family”. It is believed that this painting was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin and Child with St.Anne.
Assumption of Virgin by Titian
Assumption of Virgin is a large painting produced by Titian between 1516 and 1518. Titian divided the work into three sections Upper, middle and lower. This painting can be viewed at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice.
Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci
Virgin of the Rocks is a painting produced by Leonardo da Vinci between 1483 and 1486. This painting depicts the Madonna and Child Jesus with the infant John the Baptist and an angel on a rocky destination. It can be viewed at The Louvre in Paris.
The Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio
The Entombment of Christ is a painting produced by Caravaggio between 1603 and 1604. In this painting, two men carry the body of Christ identified as John the Evangelist and Nicodemus. The work can be viewed at Pinacoteca Vaticana in Vatican City.
Diana and Actaeon by Titian
Diana and Actaeon is a painting produced by Titian between 1556 and 1559. The Italian artist produced seven large mythologies in canvas from 1549 to 1562 for King Philip II of Spain. The work can be viewed at National Gallery in London.
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Venus of Urbino by Titian
Venus of Urbino is a painting produced by Titian in 1538. The Italian painter depicts a nude young woman which reminds her marital obligations of what she would have to fulfill to her husband. The work can be viewed at Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence.
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper is a famous renaissance painting produced by Leonardo da Vinci between 1495 and 1498. The painting was commissioned by Ludovico Sforza Il Moro, Duke of Milan and patron of artists. It can be viewed at Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy.
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Mona Lisa is a painting produced by Leonardo Da Vinci around 1504. The painting’s subject is Lisa Gherardini, whose wealthy husband Francesco Del Giocondo commissioned the work. This painting by the Italian artist can be viewed at Museum Louvre, Paris.
Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian
Bacchus and Ariadne is a painting produced by Titian between 1522 and 1523. The painting depicts the story of Ariadne, daughter of King Menos of Crete, who got left in the island by her lover Theseus. This painting can be viewed at National Gallery, London.
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
The Birth of Venus is a painting produced by Sandro Botticelli in 1480s. The assumption is that the painting was commissioned by a member of the Medici family, for the walls of the bedroom. The work can be viewed at Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
The Sistine Madonna by Raphael
The Sistine Madonna is a painting produced by Raphael in 1512. In this painting, Madonna was holding the Christ Child and Saint Sixtus humbly looks at the Madonna while with his right hand pointing towards upward direction.
The School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio
The School of Athens is a painting produced by Raffaello Sanzio between 1509 and 1511. This painting depicts all the greatest scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians which were gathered together for sharing their ideas and learning from each other.
The Virgin and Child with St. Anne by Leonardo Da Vinci
The Virgin and Child with St. Anne is a painting produced by Leonardo Da Vinci around 1503. In this painting, the Italian artist depicts St Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. This painting can be viewed at The Louvre in Paris.
Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck
Arnolfini Portrait is a painting produced by Jan van Eyck in 1434. It is also known as The Arnolfini Wedding, The Arnolfini Marriage, the Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife. The painting can be viewed at National Gallery, London.
The Baptism of Christ by Andrea del Verrocchio
The Baptism of Christ is a famous renaissance painting produced by Andrea del Verrocchio in 1475. In this painting, The picture depicts the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist as recorded in the Biblical Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. This painting can be viewed at Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch
The Garden of Earthly Delights is a painting produced by Hieronymus Bosch between 1490 and 1510. Many Art historians frequently interpret the painting as a didactic warning on the perils of life’s temptations. The painting can be viewed at Museo del Prado in Madrid.
Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci
Lady with an Ermine is a painting produced by Leonardo da Vinci between 1489 and 1490. Leonardo was in the service of the duke and the subject of the portrait is Cecilia Gallerani, painted at a time when she was the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan.
Flagellation of Christ by Piero della Francesca
Flagellation of Christ is a painting produced by Piero della Francesca between 1455 and 1460. Kenneth Clark placed this painting in his personal list of the best ten paintings and called it the greatest small painting in the world. This painting can be viewed at Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino.
Lamentation of Christ by Andrea Mantegna
Lamentation of Christ is a painting produced by Andrea Mantegna in 1480. It is also known as Lamentation over the Dead Christ or the Dead Christ. The painting can be viewed at Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.
Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci
Adoration of the Magi is a painting produced by Leonardo da Vinci in 1481. The commission of this painting was given by the Augustinian monks of San Donato a Scopeto in Florence. This painting can be viewed at Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Portrait of a Man by Jan van Eyck
Portrait of a Man is a painting produced by Jan van Eyck in 1433. It is also known as Portrait of a Man in a Turban or Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban. The painting can be viewed at National Gallery in London.
The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger
The Ambassadors is a painting produced by Hans Holbein the Younger in 1533. This painting was created in the Tudor Period in the same year Elizabeth I was born. The painting can be viewed at National Gallery in London.
The Burial of the Count of Orgaz by El Greco
The Burial of the Count of Orgaz is a painting produced by El Greco in 1586. This painting was commissioned by Andrés Núñez, the parish priest of Santo Tome, for the side-chapel of the Virgin of the church of Santo Tome. This painting can be viewed at Iglesia de Santo Tomé, Toledo, Spain.
The Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese
The Wedding at Cana is a painting produced by Paolo Veronese in 1563. This painting depicts the Bible story of the Marriage at Cana, a wedding banquet at which Jesus converts water to wine. This painting can be viewed at The Louvre in Paris.
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