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Famous Portraits from the Italian Renaissance Movement

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List of the most popular portraits from the Italian renaissance movement, ranked by user votes with pictures of the art when available. The Italian renaissance period was an extremely important awakening in the world of art, so it's not surprising that many historic portraits were created during that time. Renowned Italian renaissance movement portraits are highly sought after, so if you want to add one to your collection you better start saving now. Click on the names of the famous Italian renaissance movement portrait works to see more information about each one.

List is made up of many different items, including Mona Lisa and Portrait of a Young Man.

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of Italian renaissance portrait works?" and "What is the most famous Italian renaissance portrait work?" 

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    The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world". The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506. Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797. The subject's expression, which is...  more
    • Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
    • Subject: Lisa del Giocondo
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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    Portrait of a Young Man or Portrait of a Youth, a portrait attributed to Sandro Botticelli, is an example of Italian Renaissance painting. It was painted in the early 1480s with tempera on panel and is now housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Features of this piece include his interesting expression and elegant hand gesture, which some have interpreted as an early depiction of juvenile arthritis or Marfan syndrome....  more
    • Artist: Sandro Botticelli
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    The Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini, dating from 1501. It is on display in the National Gallery in London. It portrays Leonardo Loredan, Doge of Venice from 1501 to 1521, in his ceremonial garments with the corno worn over a linen cap, and is signed "IOANNES BELLINVS" on a cartellino....  more
    • Artist: Giovanni Bellini
    • Subject: Leonardo Loredan
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    The Portrait of Elisabetta Gonzaga is a painting from around 1504, attributed to the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael and housed in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence....  more
    • Artist: Raphael
    • Subject: Elisabetta Gonzaga
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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