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The Greatest Frescoes of the Italian Renaissance

List of famous Italian Renaissance Frescos, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Italian Renaissance period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic Frescos in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Italian Renaissance Frescos, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned Frescos from the Italian Renaissance period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different pieces, including Assumption of the Virgin and The Last Judgment.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Italian Renaissance Frescos?” and “What are examples of Italian Renaissance Frescos?”
  • Assumption of the Virgin
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    • Artist: Antonio da Correggio
    • Subject: Assumption of Mary
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Fresco
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
  • The Last Judgment
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    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Last Judgment
    • Genres (Art): Christian art, History painting
    • Art Form: Fresco
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
    • Artist: Michelangelo
    • Subject: Adam
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Fresco
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
  • Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood
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    • Artist: Paolo Uccello
    • Subject: John Hawkwood
    • Art Form: Fresco
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance