Artists

ANTONIO CANOVA - Antonio Canova, Italian sculptore and painter, was born in Possagno, Treviso in 1757 and died in Venice in 1822. Antonio Canova, Italian sculptore and painter, was born in Possagno, Treviso in 1757 and died in Venice in 1822.

FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI  - Brunelleschi was a goldsmith in a Florentine workshop and was a member of the goldsmiths' guild, although his interest in mathematics led him to architecture.

LEONARDO DA VINCI - Leonardo da Vinci was a Florentine artist, one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, who was also celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist.

MICHELANGELO  - Michelangelo was one of the most inspired creators in the history of art and, with Leonardo da Vinci, the most potent force in the Italian High Renaissance. Piero Della Francesca - Italian painter whose style was one of the most individual of the early Renaissance.

GIOTTO - The most important Italian painter of the 14th century, whose conception of the human figure in broad, rounded terms-rather than in the flat, two-dimensional terms of Gothic and Byzantine styles-indicated a concern for naturalism that marked a turning point in the development of Western art.

FRA ANGELICO  - Italian painter of the early Renaissance, who combined the life of a devout friar with that of an accomplished painter.

CIMABUE  - Real name Bencivieni di Pepo, Italian painter and mosaicist, born in Florence. He was one of the most important artists of his time, breaking with the formalism of Byzantine art.

DONATELLO  - Donatello, real name Donato di Niccol di Betto Bardi (c. 1386-1466), Italian Renaissance sculptor, who is generally considered the most original sculptor and one of the greatest artists of the early Renaissance.

SANDRO BOTTICELLI - Botticelli, Sandro, real name Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi (1445-1510), one of the leading painters of the Florentine Renaissance.