Renaissance Gallery

Paintings from the Renaissance.

The colors and depth  of this painting are prominent, and the facial expressions of the people are serene and tranquil.The white skin of the blonde woman and children represent their unadulterated souls. The greenery intertwined through this painting  represents the subjects connection with nature and God.The artist of this painting Agnolo di Cosimo Bronzino was the pupil of Pontormo, who influenced him heavily early in his career.This is a painting from the High Renaissance.
Jesus and John the Baptist are playing in the loving gaze of the Madonna. The clear blue sky adorned with puffy white clouds give this painting a peaceful tone. The bright red and blue robe of the Madonna reinforces her prominence in this painting, but doesn't overwhelm the viewer. The artist of this painting Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known simply as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.
The child (Ganymede) is being taken away by and Eagle (Zeus), however the child's face shows no dismay. The flowing lavender robes and the splayed legs of the child almost give an adventurous tone to this painting. The dog in the lower right corner looks up in admiration of this act, while the eagle looks down with scorn. The artist of this painting Antonio Allegri da Correggio, usually known as Correggio, was the foremost painter of the Parma school of the Italian Renaissance, who was responsible for some of the most vigorous and sensuous works of the 16th century. This painting is from the High Renaissance.
Naked bodies jumping with joy surround Venus in a jubilant fashion. The carefree cherubs feast on the fruit of the trees scattered throughout this painting , and dance with no care. The older people in this painting are dancing in a more perverse way, but do not alter the mood of the painting as a whole. The colors are all uniform except for the near ghostly grey color of Venus.Sir Peter Paul Rubens, was a Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasised movement, colour, and sensuality. This painting is from the High Renaissance.
The face of the man shows no emotion, while he cradles a sculpture of a muscular body in his hands. The white sculpture pops out of the otherwise bland colors in the painting.Giovanni Battista Moroni was a North Italian painter of the Late Renaissance period. This painting is from the High Renaissance.
St. John the Baptist pours water on the head of a humble Jesus Christ. The expression on the faces of the people in this painting are of a peaceful quality. A dove, representing the Holy Spirit, watches above.Guido Reni was an Italian painter of high-Baroque style. This painting is High Renaissance. 
The arrow riddled body of St. Sebastian is tied to a column. His pressed out chest and uneven stance shows the pain he is in. His upturned face looks to the heavens for mercy, but it seems as if it will not come. The background is one that doesn't match the pained expression of the subject, but makes the viewer realize that there is beauty in pain, and pain in beauty. the artist of this painting Andrea Mantegna was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archaeology, This painting is transitional. 
The lost face of a winged woman carving a stick looks into the distance, while 3 nude boys play with a large ball and hoop. The woman represents melancholy for she feels disconnected from her life. Her red and wrinkled skirt perhaps represents her dying passion for her life.Lucas Cranach the Elder, was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. This painting is High Renaissance.
The graceful face of the Madonna and baby Jesus is illuminated by two lit candelabras in the background. They both hold onto each other as two angles look at them from the side.The red undershirt of the Madonna perhaps represents her passion for Jesus. This painting is High Renaissance.
The Virgin with outstretched hands greets the onlookers in the painting. She is elevated on a crescent object perhaps representing the moon. The skies in the background part around the outline of the Virgins body signifying her holiness.El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. This painting is High Renaissance.
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