Italian art: The High Renaissance
The High Renaissance
Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael vied with one another in Florence and in Rome to create a perfect art. Raphael's idealized Madonnas and portraits and his Vatican frescoes exerted a tremendous influence over European artists. Whereas his works have come down to us fully realized, many of the complete artistic schemes of Michelangelo and Leonardo remain largely on paper.
Leonardo has left only a small group of magnificent easel paintings and one grand but deteriorated fresco,
Sections in this article:
- Modern Italian Art
- The Rococo Period
- The Baroque Period
- Venetian Painting
- The High Renaissance
- The Quattrocento
- The Beginnings of Italian Renaissance Art
- The Medieval Period
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