Renaissance Art Timeline

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  • 1376 - 1455
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Lorenzo Ghiberti.
  • 1377 - 1446
    Life of the Italian Renaissance architect and sculptor Filippo Brunelleschi.
  • c. 1390 - 1441
    The life of the Netherlandish Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck.
  • 1397 - 1475
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Paolo Uccello.
  • c. 1415
    The Italian Renaissance artist Donatello completes his sculpture of Saint George for the Orsanmichele in Florence.
  • 1420 - 1450
    The Italian Renaissance artist Donatello sculpts his bronze David in Florence.
  • c. 1420 - 1492
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.
  • 1425 - 1452
    The Italian Renaissance sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti works on his second set of doors, the 'Gates of Paradise', for the Baptistery of Florence's Cathedral.
  • c. 1430 - 1516
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini.
  • 1432
    The Ghent Altarpiece is completed by the Netherlandish Renaissance artists Jan van Eyck and Hubert van Eyck.
  • 1435
    The Italian Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti writes his treatise De pictura (On Painting).
  • 1436
    The Italian Renaissance artist Paolo Uccello completes his equestrian fresco of Sir John Hawkwood.
  • 1446 - 1453
    The Italian Renaissance artist Donatello creates his bronze panels for the high altar of the Basilica Sant’ Antonio in Padua.
  • c. 1450
    The Italian Renaissance sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti writes his Commentaries, a mix of art history and autobiography.
  • c. 1450 - 1523
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino.
  • 1452 - 1465
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his cycle of frescoes on the Legend of the True Cross for the San Francesco church, Arezzo.
  • c. 1453
    The Italian Renaissance artist Donatello completes his equestrian statue of Erasmo da Narni, the Gattamelata (‘honeycat’) in Padua.
  • c. 1455
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his painted panel the Flagellation of Christ.
  • c. 1456
    The Italian Renaissance artist Donatello sculpts his wooden statue of a penitent Mary Magdalene.
  • 1464
    The Italian Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti writes his treatise on sculpture.
  • 1465 - 1474
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna works on his fresco cycles in the Palazzo Ducale of Mantua.
  • c. 1465
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his fresco the Resurrection of Christ.
  • c. 1470
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca produces his portrait of the Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro.
  • 1471 - 1528
    Life of the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer.
  • c. 1474
    The Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca writes his treatise On Perspective in Painting.
  • 1475 - 1564
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
  • 1480 - 1484
    The Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli produces his painting the Birth of Venus.
  • c. 1480
    The Italian Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini completes his Ecstasy of Saint Francis painting.
  • c. 1482
    The Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli produces his Primavera painting.
  • c. 1487 - 1576
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Titian.
  • 1490 - 1492
    The Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli produces his Lamentation over the Dead Christ painting.
  • c. 1492
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his 'Vitruvian Man' sketch.
  • 1497 - 1500
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo works on his masterpiece the Pieta.
  • c. 1497 - 1543
    Life of the German Renaissance painter Hans Holbein the Younger.
  • c. 1498
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his wall mural 'The Last Supper' in Milan's Sante Maria delle Grazie.
  • c. 1500
    The Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli produces his Mystic Nativity painting.
  • c. 1500
    The Italian Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini completes his portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan.
  • c. 1503 - c. 1506
    Leonardo da Vinci completes his painting the 'Mona Lisa'.
  • 1504
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo completes his masterpiece the statue of David.
  • c. 1504
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael completes his The Marriage of the Virgin.
  • 1504
    The German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer creates his Adam and Eve print.
  • c. 1505
    The Italian Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini completes his altarpiece for the San Zaccaria church in Venice.
  • 1507
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael completes his painting The Entombment of Christ (aka The Deposition).
  • 1508 - 1512
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo works on his painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Rome.
  • 1511
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael completes his frescoes in the Stanze della Segnatura of the Vatican which include The School of Athens.
  • c. 1518 - 1594
    Life of the Italian Renaissance painter Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti).
  • c. 1520
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo completes his masterpiece statue of Moses for the tomb of Pope Julius II.
  • c. 1525
    The German Renaissance painter Hans Holbein the Younger creates his 41-print series the Dance of Death.
  • 1536
    The German Renaissance painter Hans Holbein the Younger becomes the court painter of Henry VIII of England.
  • 1545 - 1554
    The Italian Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini works on his bronze sculpture of Perseus and Medusa.
  • 1548
    The Italian Renaissance artist Tintoretto produces his celebrated Miracle of Saint Mark Rescuing a Slave painting.
  • 1564 - 1481
    The Italian Renaissance artist Tintoretto works on his cycle of paintings for Venice’s Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
  • c. 1570
    The Italian Renaissance artist Tintoretto porduces his Saint George and the Dragon painting.