Early Renaissance Artists
Italian Painters and Sculptors of the Quattrocento, 15th Century.

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Equestrian Monument of Bartolommeo
Colleoni (c.1483-88) Venice.
By Andrea del Verrocchio.


Louis III Duke of Mantua (1471-74)
Palazzo Ducale, Mantua.
(1490) by Mantegna.

Early Renaissance Artists (1400-1490)

Contents

Introduction
List of Early Renaissance Artists
The Greatest Paintings of the Early Renaissance

Introduction

The revival in the visual arts of painting, drawing and sculpture, known as the Renaissance or rinascimento, began in the 14th century (trecento), in Italy.

To begin with, Early Renaissance painting was influenced by Gothic art forms - including International Gothic - and the Proto-Renaissance art of Giotto (1267-1337).

The 3 important founders of this artistic revival were (in design) the Italian architect Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446), who was a central figure of early Renaissance architecture, and responsible for the duomo of Florence's cathedral; (in painting) the Florentine painter Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, better known as Masaccio (1401-28), who painted the Brancacci Chapel frescoes; and (in Italian Renaissance sculpture) the genius Donatello (1386-1466), who created the revolutionary bronze nude of David.

Other major contributors included: Piero della Francesca (1422-1492). Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) and Alessandro Botticelli (1445-1510).

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
For details of painting and sculpture
in specific Italian cities, see:
Sienese School of Painting.
For a guide to the developments
introduced by Giotto, see:
Pre-Renaissance Painting.

SCULPTURE
See Renaissance Sculptors.

WORLD'S GREATEST ARTWORKS
For a list of the Top 10 painters/
sculptors: Best Artists of All Time.
For the Top 300 oils, watercolours
see: Greatest Paintings Ever.
For the Top 100 works of sculpture
see: Greatest Sculptures Ever.

 

Chronological List of Early Renaissance Artists

See below for a chronological list of other early Renaissance artists. Unless otherwise indicated, artists are of Italian origin and their speciality is painting.

Francesco di Valdambrino 1363-1435 Sculptor
Jacobello Del Fiore 1370-1439
Jacopo della Quercia 1371-1438 Sculptor
Stefano di Zevio 1375-1451
Filippo Brunelleschi 1377-1446 one of the greatest architects in Florence
Lorenzo Ghiberti 1378-1455 Sculptor
Masolino da Panicale 1383-1447
Donatello 1386-1466 Sculptor
Nanni di Banco 1380-1421 Sculptor
Fra Angelico 1387-1455
Parri Spinelli 1387-1453
Michelino da Besozzo 1388-1450
Andrea di Bartolo 1389-1428
Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni) (c.1395-1450)
Piero di Niccolo Lamberti 1393-1435 Sculptor
Nicolo di Pietro 1394-1440

Pisanello 1395-1455
Michelozzo di Bartolomeo 1396-1472 Sculptor/Architect
Francesco Squarcione 1395-1468
Paolo Uccello 1397-1475
Domenico di Bartolo 1400-1447
Domenico Veneziano 1410-1461
Filarete 1400-1469 Sculptor
Michele Giambono 1400-1462
Bernardo Martorell 1400-1452 Spanish
Michele Pannonio 1400-1464 Hungarian
Luca della Robbia 1400-1482 Sculptor
Giovanni di Paolo 1403-1483
Leon Baptista Alberti 1404-1472 Architect
Bartolome Bermejo 1405-1498 Spanish
Master of the Duke of Bedford 1405-1435 French Miniaturist
Fra Filippo Lippi 1406-1469
Sano di Pietro 1406-1481
Lo Scheggia 1406-1486
Giovanni da Modena 1409-1456
Bernardo Rossellino 1409-1464 Sculptor
Pietro di Giovanni d'Ambrogio 1410-1449
Vecchietta 1410-1480 Painter/Sculptor
Giovanni di Francesco 1412-1459
Jaume Huguet 1415-1492 Spanish
Paolo Romano 1415-1470 Sculptor
Agostino di Duccio 1418-1481 Sculptor
Andrea Bregno 1418-1503 Sculptor/Architect
Zanobi Machiavelli 1418-1479
Nanni di Bartolo 1419-1451 Sculptor
Neri di Bicci 1419-1491
Bertoldo di Giovanni 1420-1491 Sculptor
Giovanni Boccati 1420-1487
Benedetto Bonfigli 1420-1496
Bartolommeo Caporali 1420-1505
Jean Fouquet 1420-1481 French Painter & Manuscript Illuminator (see his extraordinary Melun Diptych)
Benozzo Gozzoli 1420-1497
Antonio Vivarini 1420-1484
Bartolomeo Bon 1421-1464 Sculptor/Architect
Pesellino 1422-1457
Piero della Francesca 1422-1492
Andrea del Castagno 1420-1457
Alessio Baldovinetti 1425-1499
Antonio Bregno 1425-1457 Sculptor/Architect
Niccolo di Liberatore 1425-1502
Antonio Rossellino 1427-1479 Sculptor
Luis Dalmau 1428-1461 Spanish
Gentile Bellini 1429-1507
Mino da Fiesole 1429-1484 Sculptor
Antonello da Messina 1430-1479
Lazzaro Bastiani 1430-1512
Belbello da Pavia 1430-1473 Manuscript Illuminator
Carlo Crivelli 1430-1495
Desiderio da Settignano 1430-1464 Painter/Sculptor
Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516)
Vincenzo Foppa 1430-1515
Nicolas Froment 1430-1485 French
Francesco Laurana 1430-1502 Dalmatian/ Sculptor
Matteo di Giovanni 1430-1495
Niccolo Fiorentino 1430-1514 Goldsmith
Antoniazzo Romano 1430-1508
Giovanni Santi 1430-1494 Painter/Writer
Cosme Tura 1430-1495
Andrea Mantegna 1431-1506
Savelli Sperandio 1431-1504 Sculptor
Francesco Benaglio 1432-1492
Antonio Pollaiuolo 1432-1498 Painter/Sculptor
Marco Zoppo 1433-1478
Francesco del Cossa 1435-1477
Niccolo Dell 'Arca (1435-94) Terracotta Sculptor
Pietro Lombardo 1435-1515 Sculptor
Andrea della Robbia 1435-1525 Sculptor
Andrea del Verrocchio 1435-1488 Sculptor/Painter
Benvenuto di Giovanni 1436-1518
Matteo Civitale 1436-1501 Painter/Sculptor
Melozzo da Forli 1438-1494
Francesco di Giorgio Martini 1439-1501 Painter/Sculptor
Cosimo Rosselli 1439-1507
Bartolomeo Bellano 1440-1496 Sculptor
Vittorio Crivelli 1440-1501
Giovanni Dalmata 1440-1510 Dalmatian Sculptor
Jacopo de'Barbari 1440-1515
Fernando Gallego 1440-1507 Spanish
Antonio Rizzo 1440-1499 Sculptor
Bartolomeo Vivarini 1440-1500
Piero Pollaiolo 1441-1496
Benedetto da Maiano 1442-1497 Sculptor
Jacopo del Sellaio 1442-1493
Baldassare Estense 1443-1504
Giuliano da Sangallo 1443-1516 Architect
Bonifacio Bembo 1444-1477
Antonio Marescotti 1444-1462
Biagio d'Antonio da Firenze 1445-1510
Sandro Botticelli 1445-1510
Fra Carnevale 1445-1484
Neroccio 1445-1500
Perugino 1450-1523: original fresco decorator of Raphael Rooms.
Alvise Vivarini 1445-1505
Francesco Botticini 1446-1498
Giovanni Antonio Amadeo 1447-1522 Sculptor
Domenico da Tolmezzo 1448-1507
Agnolo degli Erri 1448-1482
Domenico Gagini 1449-1492 Sculptor
Domenico Ghirlandaio 1449-1494
Pedro Berruguete 1450-1504 Spanish
Bernardino Jacopi Butinone 1450-1507
Francesco Antonio del Cherico 1450-1470 Miniaturist
Guidoccio Cozzarelli 1450-1516
Ercole de'Roberti 1450-1496
Nuno Goncalves 1450-1471 Portuguese
Guido Mazzoni 1450-1518 Sculptor
Bartolomeo Montagna 1450-1523
Antonio da Fabriano 1451-1486
Attavante Degli Attavanti 1452-1525 Miniaturist
Giacomo Cozzarelli 1453-1515 Sculptor
Martin Bernat 1454-1497 Spanish
Pinturicchio 1454-1513
Pedro Sanchez 1454-1468 Spanish
Ambrogio de Predis 1455-1508
Filippino Lippi 1457-1504
Benedetto Ghirlandaio 1458-1497
Antonio Lombardo 1458-1516 Sculptor
Giambattista Cima da Conegliano 1459-1517
Antico 1460-1528 Sculptor
Francesco Bonsignori 1460-1519
Gherardo di Giovanni 1460-1497 Miniaturist
Piero di Cosimo 1462-1521
Cristoforo Mantegazza 1464-1482 Sculptor
Raffaellino del Garbo 1466-1524
Gil de Siloe 1467-1505 Spanish Sculptor/Architect

Finest Paintings of the Early Renaissance

Here is a selection of some of the greatest Renaissance paintings of the 15th century.

Antonello da Messina (1430-1479)
Portrait of a Man (1475) National Gallery, London.
Condottiero (1475) Louvre, Paris.

Gentile Bellini (c.1429-1507)
Procession of the True Cross in St Mark's Square (1496) G d'A. Venice.

Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516)
St Job Altarpiece (1480) Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice.

Alessandro Botticelli (1445-1510)
Birth of Venus (1482-6) Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
La Primavera (1478) Uffizi, Florence.

Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-94)
Old Man with a Young Boy (1490) Louvre, Paris.

Fra Angelico (1395-1455)
The Linaiuoli Triptych (1433) Museo di San Marco, Florence.
The Annunciation (c.1450) San Marco, Florence.

Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-69)
Annunciation with Two Kneeling Donors (1445) GNd'AA, Rome.

Filippino Lippi (1457-1504)
Virgin and Child with Saints (Madonna of the Otto) (1485) Uffizi.

Andrea Mantegna (1430-1506)
Camera degli Sposi frescoes (1474) Palazzo Ducale, Mantua.
Lamentation over the Dead Christ (c.1470-80) Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

Tommaso Masaccio (1401-28)
Brancacci Chapel Frescoes (1424-8) Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence.
Expulsion From the Garden of Eden (c.1425) Santa Maria del Carmine.
The Tribute Money (c.1426) Santa Maria del Carmine.
Holy Trinity (1428) Santa Maria Novella, Florence.

Piero della Francesca (1420-92)
The Baptism of Christ (1440-50) National Gallery, London.
Flagellation of Christ (1450-60) Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino.
Portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza (1465-66) Uffizi.

Paolo Uccello (1397-1475)
Battle of San Romano (1440) National Gallery, London.
Hunt in the Forest (1470) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

The Early Renaissance was preceded by the Proto-Renaissance, and followed by the High Renaissance (c.1490-1530) and Mannerism (c.1520-1600).

For details of Old Masters and famous sculptors from these periods, see: Proto-Renaissance Artists (1300-1400) High Renaissance Artists (1490-1530) and Mannerist Artists (c.1520-1600).

For sculptors/painters in Spain, see: Spanish Renaissance Artists.

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