Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, 1504.  Geometric perspective, serene faces (except for the rejected suitor breaking his staff), passionate (if a little monotone) colors.  A celebration of the Church, the Renaissance and (he signed his name!) the artist himself.

Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, 1504. Geometric perspective, serene faces (except for the rejected suitor breaking his staff), passionate (if a little monotone) colors. A celebration of the Church, the Renaissance and (he signed his name!) the artist himself.

Italian renaissance mens fashion 1525 - Google Search

Italian renaissance mens fashion 1525 - Google Search

The Creation of Adam (c.1511). God passing the Spark of Life to Adam. One of the most famous images of High Renaissance Christian art, it is part of the Genesis fresco (1512) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

The Creation of Adam (c.1511). God passing the Spark of Life to Adam. One of the most famous images of High Renaissance Christian art, it is part of the Genesis fresco (1512) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

The Ambassadors, painting by Hans Holbein the Younger - his work is spectacular and holds up in the originals - wow!!

The Ambassadors, painting by Hans Holbein the Younger - his work is spectacular and holds up in the originals - wow!!

Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione by Raphael  The period known as the High Renaissance roughly spans the four decades from 1490 to the sack of Rome in 1527. It represents the accepted apogee of Renaissance art - the period when the ideals of classical humanism were fully implemented in both painting and sculpture, and when painterly techniques of linear perspective, shading and other methods of realism were mastered.

Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione by Raphael The period known as the High Renaissance roughly spans the four decades from 1490 to the sack of Rome in 1527. It represents the accepted apogee of Renaissance art - the period when the ideals of classical humanism were fully implemented in both painting and sculpture, and when painterly techniques of linear perspective, shading and other methods of realism were mastered.

Paint is the medium used in this picture. It's impossible to bring up Da Vinci without bringing up his most famous work, The Mona Lisa.

Paint is the medium used in this picture. It's impossible to bring up Da Vinci without bringing up his most famous work, The Mona Lisa.

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