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Art History: Renaissance Art: Subject Headings

This guide will assist you in locating resources on Renaissance Art.

Baroque Artists


Bruegel (or, Brueghel), Pieter, c1525-1560

Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1571-1610

Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571

Correggio, Antonio Allegre, 1490-1534

Durer, Albrecht, 1471-1528

Greco, El, c1541-1614

Giotto, di Bondoni, 1266?-1337

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543

Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni), 1475-1564

Raphael, Raffaello Santi, 1483-1520

Tintoretto, Jacopo Rubusti, 1518?-1594

Titian, Tiziano Vecellio, 1485-1576



Search Term Suggestions

Search Term Suggestions


  • Art, Renaissance
  • Art, Renaissance - Classical Influence
  • Art, Renaissance - History
  • Art, Renaissance - Influence
  • Art, Renaissance - Italy ( Spain, Germany, England)
  • Art, Renaissance - Italy - Florence
  • Art, Renaissance - Itlaly - Themes, motives
  • Art, Renaissance - Italy - Venice
  • Renaissance, 1450-1600

For a Narrower search try

  • Early Renaissance 
  • High Renaissance
  • Northern Renaissance
  • Mannerism
  • Name of Renaissance artist (See list in adjacent column.)
  • Painting, Renaissance
  • Sculpture, Renaissance



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