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Renaissance art - a very short intorduction[edit]

Artists and paintings covered in :



  • Francis Ames-Lewis, The Intellectual Life of the Early Renaissance Artist (Yale University Press, 2000)


  • John Bossy, Christianity in the West, 1400–1700 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1985).
  • Thomas A. Brady Jr., Heiko A. Oberman, and James D. Tracy, eds., Handbook of European History during the Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, 1400–1600. 2 vols. (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 1994).
  • Michael Baxandall, Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style (Yale University Press, 1988)
  • Michael Baxandall, The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany (Yale University Press, 1980)
  • Eve Borsook and Johannes Offerhaus, Francesco Sassetti and Ghirlandaio at Santa Trìnita, Florence: History and Legend in a Renaissance Chapel (Davaco, 1981)
  • Patricia Fortini Brown, Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio (Yale University Press, 1988)
  • Patricia Fortini Brown, Private Lives in Renaissance Venice: Art, Architecture, and the Family (Yale University Press, 2004)
  • Peter Burke, The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy (Princeton University Press, 1986)
  • Bonnie A. Bennett and David G. Wilkins, Donatello (Moyer Bell, 1984)
  • Gene A. Brucker, Florence, the Golden Age, 1138–1737 (University of California Press, 1998)


  • Euan Cameron, ed., Early Modern Europe, An Oxford History (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
  • Carlos M. N. Eire, War against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin (Cambridge University Press, 1989)
  • Michael W. Cole, Cellini and the Principles of Sculpture (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
  • Lorne Campbell, Renaissance Portraits: European Portrait-Painting in the 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries (Yale University Press, 1990)
  • Jeffrey Chipps Smith, The Northern Renaissance (Phaidon,2004)


  • Charles Dempsey, The Portrayal of Love: Botticelli’s Primavera and Humanist Culture at the Time of Lorenzo the Magnificent (Princeton University Press, 1992)
  • A. G. Dickens, The Age of Humanism and Reformation; Europe in the Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1972).


  • G. R. Elton, ed., The Reformation 1520–1559. Vol. II of The New Cambridge Modern History. 2nd ed. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990).


  • Susan Foister, Ashok Roy, and Martin Wyld, Holbein’s Ambassadors: Making and Meaning (Yale University Press, 1997) Charles Hope, Titian (Jupiter Books, 1980)


  • Rona Goffen (ed.), Titian’s ‘Venus of Urbino’ (Cambridge University Press, 1997) Geraldine A. Johnson and Sara F. Matthews Grieco (eds), Picturing Women in Renaissance and Baroque Italy (Cambridge University Press, 1997)
  • Joan Kelly-Gadol, ‘Did Women Have a Renaissance?’, in Becoming Visible: Women in European History, ed. R. Bridenthal and C. Koonz (Houghton Mifflin, 1977), pp. 137–64
  • Paul F. Grendler, ed., Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (New York: Scribner, 1999).


  • Craig Harbison, The Mirror of the Artist: Northern Renaissance Art in Its Historical Context (H. N. Abrams, 1995)
  • Andrée Hayum, The Isenheim Altarpiece: God’s Medicine and the Painter’s Vision (Princeton University Press, 1989) 139
  • Larry Silver, Henry Luttikhuizen, and James Snyder, Northern Renaissance Art (Prentice-Hall, 2003)
  • Peter Humfrey, The Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice (Yale University Press, 1993)
  • Peter Humfrey and Martin Kemp (eds), The Altarpiece in the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
  • Howard Hibbard, Michelangelo (Harper & Row, 1985).


  • Waldemar Januszczak, Sayonara Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Restored and Repackaged (Addison-Wesley, 1990)
  • Geraldine A. Johnson, ‘The Lion on the Piazza: Patrician Politics and Public Statuary in Central Florence’, in Secular Sculpture 1300–1550, ed. P. Lindley and T. Frangenberg (Shaun Tyas, 2000), pp. 55–73
  • Geraldine A. Johnson, ‘Beautiful Brides and Model Mothers: The Devotional and Talismanic Functions of Early Modern Marian Reliefs’, in The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Pre-Modern Europe, ed. A. K. McClanan and K. R. Encarnación (St Martin’s Press, 2002), pp. 135–61


  • Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz, Legend, Myth, and Magic in the Image of the Artist: An Historical Experiment (Yale University Press, 1979)


  • John R. Hale, The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance (New York: Atheneum, 1994).


  • Roger Jones and Nicholas Penny, Raphael (Yale University Press, 1983)
  • De Lamar Jensen, Reformation Europe: Age of Reform and Revolution. 2nd ed. (Lexington, Mass.: Heath, 1992).
  • De Lamar Jensen, Renaissance Europe: Age of Recovery and Reconciliation. 2nd ed. (Lexington, Mass.: Heath, 1992).


  • H. G. Koenigsberger, George L. Mosse, G. Q. Bowler, Europe in the Sixteenth Century. 2nd ed. (London and New York: Longman, 1989).
  • Martin Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man (J. M. Dent, 1981)
  • Martin Kemp, The Science of Art: Optical Themes from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale University Press, 1990)
  • Thomas Kren and Scot McKendrick, Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe (Royal Academy of Arts and J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003)
  • Joseph Leo Koerner, The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art (University of Chicago Press, 1993)
  • Linda Seidel, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait: Stories of an Icon (Cambridge University Press, 1993)
  • Cynthia Lawrence (ed.), Women and Art in Early Modern Europe: Patrons, Collectors, and Connoisseurs (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997)


  • Nicholas Mann and Luke Syson, The Image of the Individual: Portraits in the Renaissance (British Museum Press, 1998)
  • Joanna Woods-Marsden, Renaissance Self-Portraiture: The Visual Construction of Identity and the Social Status of the Artist (Yale University Press, 1998)
  • Caroline Murphy, Lavinia Fontana: A Painter and her Patrons in Sixteenth-century Bologna (Yale University Press, 2003)
  • Penelope Murray, Genius: The History of an Idea (Basil Blackwell, 1989)


  • Charles G. Nauert Jr., Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europe (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995).
  • David Nichols, The Later Medieval City, 1300–1500 (London and New York: Longman, 1997).


  • Steven E. Ozment, The Age of Reform (1250–1550): An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1980).


  • John T. Paoletti and Gary M. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy (Prentice-Hall, 2004)
  • Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, The Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy (Yale University Press, 1999)
  • Erwin Panofsky, The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer (Princeton University Press, 1971)


  • Adrian Randolph, Engaging Symbols: Gender, Politics, and Public Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence (Yale University Press, 2002)
  • Eugene F. Rice Jr. and Anthony Grafton, The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460–1559. 2nd ed. (New York: Norton, 1994).
  • Patricia Rubin, Giorgio Vasari: Art and History (Yale University Press, 1995)
  • Marvin Trachtenberg, Dominion of the Eye: Urbanism, Art, and Power in Early Modern Florence (Cambridge University Press, 1997)


  • John Stephens, The Italian Renaissance; The Origins of Intellectual and Artistic Change Before the Reformation (London and New York: Longman, 1990).
  • Roy C. Strong, Gloriana: The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I (Thames and Hudson, 1987)


  • James D. Tracy, Europe’s Reformations, 1450–1650 (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).
  • Dora Thornton, The Scholar in his Study: Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy (Yale University Press, 1997)
  • Peter Thornton, The Italian Renaissance Interior, 1400–1600 (H. N. Abrams, 1991)
  • Richard C. Trexler, Public Life in Renaissance Florence (Cornell University Press, 1991)


  • Giorgio Vasari, The Lives of the Artists: A Selection, trans. G. Bull (Penguin Books, 1965)


  • Johannes Wilde, Michelangelo: Six Lectures (Oxford University Press, 1978)
  • Evelyn Welch, Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350–1500 (Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • Christopher Wood, Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape (University of Chicago Press, 1993)
  • Roberto Weiss, The Renaissance Discovery of Classical Antiquity (Blackwell, 1988)
  • Henri Zerner, Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism (Thames and Hudson, 2003)