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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.

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Assumption of the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Frescos
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The Assumption of the Virgin is a fresco by the Italian Late Renaissance artist Antonio da Correggio decorating the dome of the Cathedral of Parma, Italy. Correggio signed the contract for the painting on November 3, 1522. It was finished in 1530. The composition was influenced by Melozzo da Forlì's perspective and includes the decoration of the dome base, which represents the four protector saints of Parma: St. John the Baptist with the lamb, St. Hilary with a yellow mantle, St. Thomas with an angel carrying the martyrdom palm leaf, and St. Bernard, the sole figure looking upwards. Below the feet of Jesus, the uncorrupt Virgin in red and blue robes is lofted upward by a vortex of singing or ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Antonio da Correggio

Subject: Assumption of Mary

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Fresco

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance

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Funerary Monument to Sir John ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Frescos
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The Funerary Monument to Sir John Hawkwood is a fresco by Paolo Uccello, commemorating English condottiero John Hawkwood, commissioned in 1436 for Florence's Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. The fresco is an important example of art commemorating a soldier-for-hire who fought in the Italian paeninsula and is a seminal work in the development of perspective. The politics of the commissioning and recommissioning of the fresco have been analyzed and debated by historians. The fresco is often cited as a form of "Florentine propaganda" for its appropriation of a foreign soldier of fortune as a Florentine hero and for its implied promise to other condottieri of the potential rewards of serving ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Paolo Uccello

Subject: John Hawkwood

Art Form: Fresco

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance

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Separation of Light from Darkn... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Frescos
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The Separation of Light from Darkness is, from the perspective of the Genesis chronology, the first of nine central panels that run along the center of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling and which depict scenes from the Book of Genesis. Michelangelo probably completed this panel in the summer of 1512, the last year of the Sistine ceiling project. It is one of five smaller scenes that alternate with four larger scenes that run along the center of the Sistine ceiling. The Separation of Light from Darkness is based on verses 3–5 from the first chapter of the Book of Genesis: ³And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. ⁴God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Michelangelo

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Fresco

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance

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The Calling of the First Apost... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Italian Renaissance Frescos
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The Calling of the First Apostles (1481-1482) is a fresco painted by Italian Renaissance artist Domenico Ghirlandaio. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Domenico Ghirlandaio

Genres (Art): Christian art, History painting

Art Form: Fresco

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance

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