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
15 April 1452, Italian
Polymath
MichelangeloMichelangelo
06 March 1475, Italian
Sculptor

RaphaelRaphael
1483 AD, Italian
Painter

CaravaggioCaravaggio
29 September 1571, Italian
Painter

Sandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli
1445 AD, Italian
Painter

TitianTitian
1488 AD, Italian
Painter
DonatelloDonatello
1386 AD, Italian
Sculptor

tintoretto Tintoretto
29 September 1518, Italian
Renaissance Painter

Giorgio VasariGiorgio Vasari
30 July 1511, Italian
Painter, Architect

MasaccioMasaccio
21 December 1401, Italian
Painter
Giovanni BelliniGiovanni Bellini
1430 AD, Italian
Renaissance Painter

Albrecht AltdorferAlbrecht Altdorfer
1480 AD, German
Artist
GiottoGiotto
Italian
 

Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini
03 November 1500, Italian
Sculptor, Writer, Medallist, Painter,

Lucas Cranach the ElderLucas Cranach the Elder
04 October 1472, German
Artist
Claude LorrainClaude Lorrain
1600 AD, French
Artist

Paolo UccelloPaolo Uccello
15 June 1397, Italian
painter
Luca SignorelliLuca Signorelli
1450 AD, Italian
painter

Benozzo GozzoliBenozzo Gozzoli
1420 AD, Italian
painter

Hans BaldungHans Baldung
1480 AD, German
painter
Federico BarocciFederico Barocci
1535 AD, Italian
painter, engraver