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The top 5 artists of the Renaissance

There is much to say about art on Swide platform. Editor Elisa della Barba selected 5 of her favorite Renaissance artists.

Best artists of Italian Renaissance - Raffaello

Raffaello Sanzio

From Urbino, Raffaello Sanzio has painted some of the finest artworks we have today, like the Madonna col Bambino (1468), the Resurrezione (1501), the Sposalizio della Vergine (1504), Madonna del Cardellino (1506), Madonna del Belvedere. Swide traces his life…


Best artists of Italian Renaissance - Michelangelo

Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Pietà, the Statue of David, the Moses’ Allegory, but also the Sistine Chapel, and much more: Michelangelo doesn’t need any introduction. Among the best sculptors and painters that humanity has witnessed, Michelangelo is the master of the Renaissance with Leonardo Da Vinci.


Best artists of Italian Renaissance - Caravaggio


The Master of Light: Caravaggio has been able like no one else to represent human hues in paintings. He trained as a painter in Milan – among his masterpieces, Boy with a Basket of Fruit, the calling of Saint Mathew, The Crucifixion of Saint Peter, St. Jerome, David with the Head of Goliath. He had a very strong “personality”: Swide tells you about him…


Best artists of Italian Renaissance - Tintoretto


His real name was actually Jacopo Comin and also known as Jacopo Robusti. Many identities for one incredibly talented painter who basically wrote Venice’s art history. Finding the body of Saint Mark, the Miracle of the Slave, and much more…


Best artists of Italian Renaissance - Leonardo

Leonardo the inventor

Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius by definition: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer he turned upside down all the certainties that men had to come up with the most extravagant invention – that would be later revealed as feasible, so much so someone still thinks he was coming from the future – and some of the best pieces of art like Mona Lisa.

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