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Famous High Renaissance Artists

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List of famous High Renaissance artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the High Renaissance movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable High Renaissance period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. Items include everything from Antonio Vassilacchi to Lorenzo Lotto. {#nodes}
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  • Raphael
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    Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian: [raffaˈɛllo ˈsantsjo da urˈbiːno]; March 28 or April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520), known as Raphael (, US: ), was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Saint George and the Dragon, Sistine Madonna, The School of Athens, Galatea, Aldobrandini Madonna
    • Birthplace: Urbino, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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    Titian

    Titian
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    Tiziano Vecelli or Vecellio (pronounced [titˈtsjaːno veˈtʃɛlljo]; c. 1488/90 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian ( TISH-ən), was an Italian painter during the Renaissance, considered the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno, then in the Republic of Venice). During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, from Cadore, taken from his native region.Recognized by his contemporaries as "The Sun Amidst Small Stars" (recalling the famous final line of Dante's Paradiso), Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, equally adept with portraits, landscape backgrounds, and mythological and religious... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Bacchus and Ariadne, Assumption of the Virgin, Pastoral Concert, Venus and Adonis, The Entombment of Christ
    • Birthplace: Pieve di Cadore, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Bacchus, Adoration of the Magi, Annunciation
    • Birthplace: Vinci, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance
    • Nationality: Republic of Florence
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
  • Michelangelo
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    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, he has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci. A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most... more on Wikipedia
    • Artworks: David, The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel ceiling, Pietà, Bacchus
    • Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
    • Associated periods or movements: High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Nationality: Italy, Republic of Florence
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing