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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)
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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 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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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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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Madonna of the MeadowMadonna of the MeadowRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

The Madonna with the Christ Child and Saint John the Baptist is a 1506 painting by Raphael, now held in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. It is also known as Madonna del prato (Madonna of the Meadow) or Madonna del Belvedere (after its long residence in the imperial collection in the Vienna Be...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Wien, Austria)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Virgin of the Rocks - LondonVirgin of the Rocks - LondonLeonardo Da Vinci

The Virgin of the Rocks (the Madonna of the Rocks) is one of the two different paintings with almost identical compositions, which are at least largely by Leonardo da Vinci. This painting is in the National Gallery, London. Originally thought to have been partially painted by Da Vinci's assistants, ...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - La Belle JardiniereLa Belle JardiniereRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

La belle jardinière, also known as Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist, is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael. It was commissioned by the Sienese patrician Fabrizio Sergardi and shows Mary, Christ and the young John the Baptist. It is currently in the Louvre Museum i...

Louvre Museum (Paris, France)
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Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino) - Madonna with the Book (Connestabile Madonna)Madonna with the Book (Connestabile Madonna)Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino)

Madonna with the Book (Connestabile Madonna) is a small (and probably unfinished) painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was likely the last work painted by Raphael in Umbria before moving to Florence. Its name comes from the Conestabile family of Perugia, from whom it was acquired b...

Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena, United States)
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Sandro Botticelli - Calumny of ApellesCalumny of ApellesSandro Botticelli

The Calumny of Apelles is a tempera painting by Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. Based on the description of a painting by Apelles, the work was completed in approximately 1494. It is on display in the Uffizi in Florence. In The Calumny of Apelles, Botticelli drew on the description of...

Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy)
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Sandro Botticelli - Mystic NativityMystic NativitySandro Botticelli

The Mystical Nativity is a painting of circa 1500–1501 by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, in the National Gallery in London. Botticelli built up the image using oil paint on canvas. It is his only signed work, and has a very unusual iconography for a Nativity. The Greek inscription...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli Da Castelfranco) - The Three PhilosophersThe Three PhilosophersGiorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli Da Castelfranco)

The Three Philosophers must be a work of the last couple of years of Giorgione's life, since a near-contemporary source says that it was begun by him and finished by Sebastiano del Piombo, a collaboration confirmed by stylistic analysis. The subject matter has long been a source of disagreement. In ...

Kunsthistorischess Museum (Wien, Austria)
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Michelangelo Buonarroti - Creation of Adam (Sistine Chapel)Creation of Adam (Sistine Chapel)Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, painted c. 1508–1512. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam, the first man. The fresco is part of a complex iconographic...

Sistine Chapel (Vatican)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Virgin and Child with St. AnneVirgin and Child with St. AnneLeonardo Da Vinci

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicting St. Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus. Christ is shown grappling with a sacrificial lamb symbolising his Passion whilst the Virgin tries to restrain him. The painting was commissioned as the ...

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - The Adoration of the MagiThe Adoration of the MagiLeonardo Da Vinci

Adoration of the Magi is an early painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was given the commission by the Augustinian monks of San Donato a Scopeto in Florence, but departed for Milan the following year, leaving the painting unfinished. The Virgin Mary and Child are depicted in the foreground and fo...

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Madonna and Child with St Anne and the Young St JohnMadonna and Child with St Anne and the Young St JohnLeonardo Da Vinci

Madonna and Child with St Anne and the Young St John is a 1507-08 artwork by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo uses Charcoal with white chalk heightening on paper and it is 141.5 x 106 cm. It is housed in the National Gallery, London.

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Leonardo Da Vinci - Madonna of the YarnwinderMadonna of the YarnwinderLeonardo Da Vinci

Madonna of the Yarnwinder (c. 1501) is the subject of several oil paintings after a lost original by Leonardo da Vinci. They depict the Virgin Mary with the Christ child, who looks longingly at a yarnwinder which the Virgin could use to measure off yarn. The yarnwinder serves as a symbol both of Mar...

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Leonardo Da Vinci - Madonna with the CarnationMadonna with the CarnationLeonardo Da Vinci

Madonna with the Carnation is an oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci created around 1478-1480. The central (and centered) motif is young Virgin Mary with her naked Baby Jesus on her lap. Mary is seated and wears precious clothes and jewellery. With her left hand, she is holding a carnation (interprete...

Alte Pinakothek (Munich, Germany)
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Hans Holbein The Younger - The Solothurn Madonna [detail]The Solothurn Madonna [detail]Hans Holbein The Younger

The Solothurn Madonna (1522) is Oil and tempera on limewood painting by the German painter and printmaker Hans Holbein the Younger. The painting (140.5 × 102 cm) is in the Kunstmuseum Solothurn.

Museum der Stadt Solothurn (Germany)