Caravaggio, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Donatello are a few influential artists of the renaissance period.

One of the most important chapters of European history is the Renaissance period between the 14th and 17th centuries. Several significant developments took place in the fields of music, literature, science and philosophy, during this eventful period. The period also saw the rise of several artists who went on to become legends and earn millions of followers around the world. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Caravaggio and Giovanni Bellini are a few painters who made waves during the renaissance period. Their iconic works have been displayed at various museums and art galleries around the world. Leonardo da Vinci was an immensely talented artist who was equally prolific at architecture and engineering as painting. Even those who don’t follow fine art too religiously are aware of Da Vinci’s works like ‘Last Supper’, ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Bacchus’. Several intellectuals have interpreted these works of art in many ways and have remarked that Da Vinci’s works have several hidden metaphors. They opine that on decrypting the meanings hidden in paintings like ‘Last Supper’ does one realize how great a legend Leonardo Da Vinci is. Many patrons also consider Caravaggio an institution of art. His works have been astonishing people around the world since many decades now. Many contemporary painters owe their success to these yesteryear greats for inspiring them to express themselves better on the canvas. Here’s a list of many artists who became famous during the renaissance period who have earned admirers all over the world.
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
(Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer, Scientist)

15 April 1452

02 May 1519

Vinci

Italian

Aries

MichelangeloMichelangelo
(Sculptor)

06 March 1475

18 February 1564

Caprese Michelangelo

Italian

Pisces

RaphaelRaphael
(Painter)

1483 AD

06 April 1520

Urbino

Italian

CaravaggioCaravaggio
(Painter)

29 September 1571

18 July 1610

Milan

Italian

Libra

DonatelloDonatello
(Sculptor)

1386 AD

13 December 1466

Florence

Italian

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
(Painter)

1445 AD

17 May 1510

Florence, Republic of Florence

Italian

TitianTitian
(Painter)

1488 AD

27 August 1576

Pieve di Cadore

Italian

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari
(Painter, Architect)

30 July 1511

27 June 1574

Arezzo, Tuscany

Italian

Leo

MasaccioMasaccio
(Painter)

21 December 1401

1428 AD

San Giovanni Valdarno

Italian

Sagittarius

Giovanni BelliniGiovanni Bellini
(Renaissance Painter)

1430 AD

29 November 1516

Venice

Italian

tintoretto Tintoretto
(Renaissance Painter)

29 September 1518

31 May 1594

Venice, Italy

Italian

Libra

Albrecht AltdorferAlbrecht Altdorfer
(Artist)

1480 AD

12 February 1538

Regensburg

German

GiottoGiotto

08 January 1337

Florence

Italian

Lucas Cranach the ElderLucas Cranach the Elder
(Artist)

04 October 1472

16 October 1553

Kronach, Germany

German

Libra

Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini
(Sculptor, Writer, Medallist, Painter, Autobiographer)

03 November 1500

13 February 1571

Florence

Italian

Scorpio

Claude LorrainClaude Lorrain
(Artist)

1600 AD

23 November 1682

Chamagne, France

French

Paolo UccelloPaolo Uccello
(painter)

15 June 1397

10 December 1475

Florence

Italian

Gemini

Luca SignorelliLuca Signorelli
(painter)

1450 AD

16 October 1523

Cortona

Italian

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
(painter)

1480 AD

31 August 1545

Schwäbisch Gmünd

German

Benozzo GozzoliBenozzo Gozzoli
(painter)

1420 AD

04 October 1497

Florence

Italian

Antonio del PollaioloAntonio del Pollaiolo

1433 AD

04 February 1498

Florence

Italian

Federico BarocciFederico Barocci

1528 AD

1612 AD

Urbino

Italian

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