Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy - Early Renaissance - Painting

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Which Early Renaissance painter was called the "Master of line"?

Sandro Botticelli.

Who was Sandro Botticelli?

  • Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) was an Italian Early Renaissance painter.
  • Botticelli is a master of line - which is simultaneously descriptive and decorative.
  • Most famous work is the Birth of Venus (ca. 1484-86).

Which of the early Renaissance painters carried the naturalistic impulse in painting the furtherst?

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Who was Piero della Fransesca?

  • Piero della Francesca (1406/12-1492) was an Italian early Renaissance painter.
  • Interested in portraiture (Renaissances concern for individual).
  • Known for his double depiction of Battista Sforza and Federico da Montefeltro.

Who was Fra Angelico

  • Fra Angelico was the most popular painter in Florence in the first half of the 15th century.
  • Dominican monk who was nicknamed "Angelic Brother" by his peers.
  • Best known for his Annunciation.

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