Michelangelo Merisi(Michael Angelo MerigiorAmerighi)da Caravaggio(29 September 1571 in Milan 18 July? 1610) was anItalian painteractive inRome,Naples,Malta, andSicilybetween 1592 (1595?) and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence onBaroque painting.
Judith Beheading Holofernes,15981599
PETER PAUL RUBENS
Sir Peter Paul Rubens(28 June 1577 30 May 1640) was aFlemish Baroque painter. A proponent of an extravagantBaroquestyle that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality, Rubens is well known for hisReformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, andhistory paintingsof mythological and allegorical subjects.
Samson and Delilah, 1610
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn(15July 1606 4October 1669) was aDutchpainter andetcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters andprintmakersin European artand the most important inDutch history.His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call theDutch Golden AgewhenDutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroquestyle that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres in painting.
The Night Watch, 1639
Johannes,JanorJohan Vermeer(1632 December 1675) was aDutchpainterwho specialized in domestic interior scenes ofmiddle-classlife. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincialgenre painterin his lifetime. He evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.
The Milkmaid, 1656
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
The Creation of Adam, 1510
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.
The School of Athens, 1509
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonlyLeonardo da Vinci, (15 April 1452 2 May 1519) was anItalianpolymath. His areas included painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, invention, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, andcartography. Leonardo's genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and the most diversely talented person ever to have lived in the Western world.He is often referred to as the Father of paleontology, ichnology and architecture.
The Last Supper, 1520
Tiziano Vecellior (c.1488/1490 27 August 1576), or Titianwas anItalian painter, the most important member of the 16th century Venetian School. Recognized by his contemporaries, Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, equally adept with portraits, landscape backgrounds, and mythological and religious subjects. His painting methods, particularly in the application and use of color, would exercise a profound influence not only on painters of the Italian Renaissance, but on future generations ofWestern art.
Bacchus and Ariadne, 1520