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The Greatest Works of Art from the High Renaissance

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List of famous High Renaissance artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The High Renaissance movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular High Renaissance art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of High Renaissance artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine High Renaissance art. In the chance that pictures of these historic High Renaissance works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

List pieces include The Last Supper, Saint George and the Dragon and more.

If you want to know, "What is High Renaissance art?" or "What are examples of High Renaissance art?" then this list will answer your questions.
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    The Portrait of Bindo Altoviti is a painting finished around 1515 by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. It is housed in the National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C., United States. Bindo Altoviti was a rich banker born in Rome in 1491, but of Florentine origin. He was a cultured man who liked the arts. The graceful, almost effeminate position of the subject along with the heavy contrast between light and shadow are atypical of Raphael's work, particularly of his portraits of men, demonstrating the artist's experimentation with different styles and forms in his later Roman period. The influence of the works of Leonardo, which Raphael studied astutely during this period of his...  more
    • Artist: Raphael
    • Subject: Bindo Altoviti
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: High Renaissance
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    Portrait of Pope Julius II is an oil painting of 1511–12 by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. The portrait of Pope Julius II was unusual for its time and would carry a long influence on papal portraiture. From early in its life, it was specially hung at the pillars of the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, on the main route from the north into Rome, on feast and high holy days. Giorgio Vasari, writing long after Julius' death, said that "it was so lifelike and true it frightened everyone who saw it, as if it were the living man himself". The painting exists in many versions and copies, and for many years, a version of the painting which now hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence...  more
    • Artist: Raphael
    • Subject: Pope Julius II
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: High Renaissance
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    The Self-Portrait with a friend is a painting by Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. It dates to 1518-1520, and is housed in the Louvre Museum of Paris, France....  more
    • Artist: Raphael
    • Subject: Raphael
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance
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    The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. The ceiling is that of the Sistine Chapel, the large papal chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV, for whom the chapel is named. It was painted at the commission of Pope Julius II. The chapel is the location for papal conclaves and many important services. The ceiling's various painted elements form part of a larger scheme of decoration within the Chapel, which includes the large fresco The Last Judgment on the sanctuary wall, also by Michelangelo, wall paintings by several leading painters of the late 15th century including Sandro...  more
    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Art Form: Fresco
    • Period / Movement: High Renaissance
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