Renaissance

Despite his roots as a sculptor, Michelangelo was frequently commissioned to apply his artistic prowess to other mediums such as painting and architecture, creating some of the most notorious pieces…
This list spans approximately 25,000 years of art-making and is by no means comprehensive. Although this history is complex, the manner in which the female nude appears through the ages is sometimes…
When we think of visages that defined Renaissance art between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, we're drawn to depictions of mythological and biblical figures and unnamed dames. Yet these…

 

The National Gallery's Britta New and Nelly von Aderkas discuss the cleaning of a Renaissance altarpiece that was hidden in an Italian wood store for many years.

Jesus of Nazareth is undoubtedly one of the most famous men who ever lived, and his likeness has been transcribed on paintings, sculptures, and every other artistic medium one can possibly think of.

Join Met curators to explore works from the exhibition Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Materials and Techniques. Learn about the broad range of approaches European and…

Emma Capron, Associate Curator of Renaissance Paintings, discusses 'Christ Mocked' in 10 minutes.
Bartolo—known better as Morgante—was the sharp and quick-witted “buffoon” of Cosimo I’s court (1537 to 1569). In 1555, Cosimo I granted Morgante a ducal privilege in which he is defined as “our most…