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Michelangelo Merisi (Michael Angelo
Merigi or Amerighi) da Caravaggio (29
September 1571 in Milan 18 July? 1610)
was an Italian painter active
in Rome, Naples, Malta,
and Sicily between 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 on Baroque painting.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van
Rijn (15 July 1606 4 October 1669) was
a Dutch painter and etcher. He is
generally considered one of the greatest
painters and printmakers in European
art and the most important in Dutch
history. His contributions to art came in a
period of great wealth and cultural
achievement that historians call the Dutch
Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age
painting, although in many ways
antithetical to the Baroque style that
dominated Europe, was extremely prolific
and innovative, and gave rise to important
new genres in painting.

Judith Beheading Holofernes, 15981599


Sir Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577
30 May 1640) was a Flemish Baroque
painter. A proponent of an
extravagant Baroque style that
emphasized movement, colour, and
sensuality, Rubens is well known for
his Reformation altarpieces, portraits,
landscapes, and history paintings of
mythological and allegorical subjects.

Samson and Delilah, 1610

The Night Watch, 1639

Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (1632
December 1675) was a Dutch painter who
specialized in domestic interior scenes
of middle-class life. Vermeer was a
moderately successful provincial genre
painter in 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

The School of Athens, 1509

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


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.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more

commonly Leonardo da Vinci, (15 April
1452 2 May 1519) was
an Italian polymath. His areas included
painting, sculpting, architecture, science,
music, mathematics, engineering,
invention, anatomy, geology, astronomy,
botany, writing, history, and cartography.
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

The Last Supper, 1520


Tiziano Vecelli or (c. 1488/1490 27
August 1576), or Titian was an Italian
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 of Western art.

Bacchus and Ariadne, 1520