Renaissance painters Archive

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  Giorgio Vasari, this name has become a must, when you are researching about the renaissance period’s most able artists. Whether it’s famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello or the lesser known names like Masaccio or Paolo Uccello, you get to know about most of the recognized artists from renaissance in his considered as “the first art-history book” titled as “The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects.” He was born in Arezzo, Tuscany in 1511. At the age of 16, he was sent to Florence for his humanist education where Michelangelo came in his contact and left a measurable impact on Vasari’s mind and later on the impact was perceivable in Vasari’s painting and architectural works. When he became pupil of […]

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Tiziano Vecelli or Titian was another Italian painter from renaissance era born in 1488. He was one important member of Venetian School which included other major artists like Tintoretto, Veronese and Bassano. By his contemporaries, he was considered as ‘The Sun Amidst Small Stars’. He drew portraits, landscapes, mythology and religious subjects. The style and use of colors in paintings was his most admired part in his paintings. His study in paintings started at the age of nine under a minor painter Sebastian Zuccato. After learning under him until he turned seventeen, he felt his mentor was not appreciating his work.  Then he decided to move to his brothers Genitile and Giovanni Bellini. They were fine artist themselves and Titian learned about using oil on […]

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Some of us have heard about him and some of us art-geeks know him very well for his unique style of Tenebrism (a sub-type of Chiaroscuro technic) in his paintings. He left his marks on the art of painting by his dark and violent representations of mythological incidents. Young artists of his era were already praising him as a god and his creations as miracles. And the influenced artists – who copied his style and methods – were called “Caravaggisti” or “Caravaggesque”. Reaching the peak of his fame, he was even nicknamed as the “Most Famous Painter of Rome”. Every well-known artist led a similar life of training, roaming around the artistic cities to explore more about the art, gaining the skill, producing masterpieces and being so […]

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