Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting represents the 16th century response to Italian Renaissance art in the Low Countries. Explore the stories--they give great insight into the paintings, with videos from art experts, close-up views of the paintings that would be impossible to see even in person, and much more!
The Italian Renaissance was the earliest manifestation of the general European Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement that began in Italy during the 14th century and lasted until the 17th century, marking the transition between Medieval and Modern Europe. Use this link for background information, to find sub-categories, and specific artists
A large selection of artworks from the collections of the Uffizi. You can search by artist, click and zoom in on paintings and more.
A link to Renaissance art from The Met's collection. You can click on any image to get more details. Remember, YOU need to check if the art is from the right time period.! Some of the art included might be from another period termed "renaissance." Check the dates:)
Search the collection by period, looking at paintings by decade. This link is 15th century; you can click back to search 16th century. You can click on the images to enlarge them. Be sure to explore--there are several articles related to each painting.
This link takes you directly to Italian Renaissance paintings in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. You can also search for specific artists, media, geographic area, etc.
Searchable database, with lots of images, but little biographical or critical information. Best for browsing.
An indepth look at the Mona Lisa. Click on the icon on the upper right to explore!
A view of the Sistine Chapel you'll never have in real life! Scroll, zoom, and wander without the crowds!
There’s often far more encoded in a canvas than first meets the eye. One of the great joys of looking at historical art is trying to unravel the intentions of the artist and decipher the meanings these works would have had in their day. You'll never have a chance to get this close to any of these painting in person!