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The 1000++ Artworks created around 1500

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Andrea Mantegna - The Lamentation over the Dead ChristThe Lamentation over the Dead ChristAndrea Mantegna

The Lamentation of Christ (also known as the Lamentation over the Dead Christ, or the Dead Christ and other variants) is a painting of about 1480 by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna. While the dating of the piece is debated, it was completed between 1475 and 1501, probably in the early...

Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan, Italy)
TOP832/1000
Albrecht Durer - Christ Among the DoctorsChrist Among the DoctorsAlbrecht Durer

Christ among the Doctors is an oil painting by Albrecht Dürer, dating to 1506, now in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid,Spain. The work dates to Dürer's sojourn in Venice, and was executed (according to the inscription Opus Quinque Dierum, meaning 'Made in five days') hastily while he was working...

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain)
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Sandro Botticelli - The Birth of VenusThe Birth of VenusSandro Botticelli

The Birth of Venus (Italian: Nascita di Venere) is a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli. Botticelli was commissioned to paint the work by the Medici family of Florence, specifically Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici under the influence of his cousin Lorenzo de' Medici, close friend to Botticelli ....

Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
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Albrecht Durer - The Martyrdom of the Ten ThousandThe Martyrdom of the Ten ThousandAlbrecht Durer

The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand is an oil painting by Albrecht Dürer, dating to 1508 and now at the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna, Austria. It is signed on a cartouche which hangs from the artist's self-portrait in the center, saying Iste fatiebat Ano Domini 1508 Albertus Dürer Aleman. The pa...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
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Albrecht Durer - Self-portrait at 22Self-portrait at 22Albrecht Durer

Portrait of the Artist Holding a Thistle (or Eryngium) is an oil painting on parchment pasted on canvas by German artist Albrecht Dürer, painted in 1493. It is the earliest of Dürer's painted self-portraits and has been identified as one of the first self-portraits painted by a Northern artist.
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Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Portrait of Bindo AltovitiPortrait of Bindo AltovitiRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

The Portrait of Bindo Altoviti is a painting finished around 1515 by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. It is housed in the National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C., United States. Bindo Altoviti was a rich banker born in Rome in 1491, but of Florentine origin. He was a cultured man wh...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Lady with an ErmineLady with an ErmineLeonardo Da Vinci

The small portrait generally called The Lady with the Ermine was painted in oils on wooden panel by Leonardo da Vinci. At the time of its painting, the medium of oil paint was relatively new to Italy, having been introduced in the 1470s. The sitter has been identified with reasonable security as Cec...

Czartoryski Museum (Kraków, Poland)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Head of a Tousled Young WomanHead of a Tousled Young WomanLeonardo Da Vinci

The painting is depicting the head of a woman with tousled hair, sketched with violin frames. The monochrome painting was executed in umber, green amber and white lead preparation on a poplar-wood panel. It was also termed as scapiliata (woman with tousled hair)

Galleria Nazionale (Parma, Italy)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Portrait of a Lady with a UnicornPortrait of a Lady with a UnicornRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn is a painting, oil on canvas applied to wood, by Raphael, c. 1506. It is in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. The portrait appears to have been influenced by the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo between 1503 and 1506. The work was of uncertain attribution until recent ti...

Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy)
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Albrecht Durer - The Altarpiece of the Rose GarlandsThe Altarpiece of the Rose GarlandsAlbrecht Durer

The work dates to Dürer's sojourn in Venice, and had been commissioned by Jacob Fugger, intermediary between emperor Maximilian I and Pope Julius II, during the painter's stay as the banker's guest in Augsburg. The contract was renewed in the Italian city by the brotherhoods of the traders from Nure...

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