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Italian Paintings

Italy has a legacy of incredibly talented painters who have added many feathers to the cap of this historical country. From Michelangelo to Caravaggio, each and every one of this galaxy of painters have distinctive style that have made their artworks such valued treasures.

Michelangelo Paintings

Some of Michelangelo’s paintings are considered to be the best specimen of painting that the world has seen. His frescos were much admired during his time and are revered even more now. His prodigious output ensured that he was venerated in his lifetime and beyond it too.

Michelangelo along with his contemporary Florentine painter Leonardo Da Vinci, will remain as the two most important painters of all times. their collective works definitely includes the 50% of the worlds most recognised paintings.

Botticelli Paintings

Botticelli was a Florentine painter whose works in many ways shaped the Renaissance milieu. A century after Botticelli’s time, under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, was tremed by Giorgio Vasari as a "golden age" of art History , a thought, suitably enough, he expressed while recounting the life and works of Botticelli

Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings

Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings are visual representation of his thoughts, however the thoughts have to be depicted realistically. As he said “The first object of the painter is to make a flat plane appear as a body in relief and projecting from that plane.”

Although Da vinci produced a relatively small number of paintings, many of which were unfinished, his experimentation with the form and style influenced the later generations of painters. His handling of compostions is both rhythmic and evocative. He dealt with not only the subect but also with the atmosphere of the compositions. This is what set his paintings apart.

Caravaggio Paintings

Caravaggio paintings were known for their realistic naturalism. However Caravaggio’s heightened chiaroscuro brought high drama to his subjects. The emotional intensity that his realism brought combined with this high drama to make his paintings, what can be called, a static performance.

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