Renaissance Artists

ABC-CLIO Databases

If login is requested, for World History: The Modern Era, enter dhsstudent for both the username and password, then click the box beside World History: The Modern Era. Type in the name of your artist in the search box. Typically the first result is a biographical article, followed by results featuring individual works of art. All artists EXCEPT Correggio, Tintoretto, and Veronese are featured here.

Gale Ebook: Renaissance and Reformation (6-volume set on the carts in school)
If login is required, use hrmsstudent.  Use your artist’s name as keyword to search this set (which is also in print on the carts at school). There is a lot of biographical information on: Bruegel, Dürer, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Make sure you choose the “BIOGRAPHY” source, usually the first result.

1.  WebMuseum, Paris
Click on the Artist Index and find your artist alphabetically for lots of information on the artists and examples of their works. The only artist NOT found here is Donatello.

2.  Biography in Context Database
No password necessary. Every artist is featured in this database. Just type in your artist’s name in the search bar at the top. Biographical information usually includes early, middle, and mature styles; and examples of artwork at each stage of his life.
Key in the name of your artist to find articles. Check out the first article especially, then the Reference articles, and the Featured Content. Some artists will also have Web sites listed. Magazines may be okay for this project, but probably stay away from Journals, which aren’t usually geared toward middle school students.

3.  The National Gallery
The easiest way to explore and use this site is to type in your artist’s name in the search bar, upper right. Once you’ve done that, choose an article entitled either “Artist” or “Feature.” You will find short biographical information followed by titles of several works of art. Click on the titles of the individual pieces to find more information. There is not much information on Donatello here; you will find all other artists here.

4.  Web Gallery of Art
Click Enter Here and then click on Search (in the green and white menu in the upper right), then type your artist’s name in the search bar after Author to find many examples of his works and his birth/death dates and school of art. If you click “Other works by the artist,” the next page will give you a chance to click on a “Biography” link for more information on your artist. All artists are featured here. You may need to know your artist’s full name (Raphael = Raffaello Sanzio; Titian = Tiziano Vecellio)

5.  Olga’s Gallery
Click on the correct letter in the horizontal alphabet, then find your artist in the list. All artists EXCEPT Donatello are featured here. 
Dürer is out of alphabetical order.

6. Italian Renaissance Art:

Bellini   Botticelli  Bruegel   Caravaggio   Correggio   Donatello  Dürer   van Eyck    Holbein   Leonardo  Michelangelo   Raphael    Tintoretto   Titian    Veronese

7. Art Cyclopedia
Key in your artist’s name in the search bar at the top.

8.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Type your artist’s name in the search box near the top. Lots of information on artworks; some artists include biographical information. Look for “press” or “publication” in the results list for information on the artist’s life.

9.  Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
A collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, along with related links to biographical information, and art resources.

10. Leonardo: Scientist, Inventor, Artist
This site provides a biography and background of some of Leonardo da Vinci’s work, as well as images of his art, scientific drawings, and inventions. Includes classroom activities and a glossary. “Appropriate for students in grades four through eight, many of the activities can be adapted for younger or older students as needed.” From the Museum of Science, Boston.

11.  Michelangelo Buonarroti
Paintings, Sculptures, Biography – click on the links in the horizontal menu at the top.

12. Art History Resources on the Web
Scroll down for Renaissance Art in Italy, and Renaissance Art Outside Italy. Check this site once you know WHEN and WHERE your artist/inventor made his contributions.

13.  Best of History Web Sites
This offers many sites, some of which are mentioned individually above. If you need more information after checking the sites above, feel free to explore this site.

Additional Resources from Ms Camire:

Leonardo da Vinci
http://www.metmuseum.org → Biography
Web Gallery of Art → Biography
http://www.leonardoda-vinci.org → Biography
http://www.biography.com → Biography
https://www.mos.org → Biography
https://www.britannica.com → Biography
http://www.leonardoda-vinci.org/ → Complete works
http://www.artble.com  → Style & Technique
http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/Mona Lisa
https://www.nga.gov/content Ginevra de’ Benci

http://www.leonardodavinci.net/the-last-supper.jsp The Last Supper
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities The Last Supper
http://www.wawel.krakowThe Lady with an Ermine
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com The Lady with an Ermine
Titian
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/titian Biography
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute Biography
http://www.metmuseum.org Biography
Gale Group: Authors and Artists for Young Adults   Biography
Gale Group: Encyclopedia of the Renaissance Biography
http://www.titian.org/ Biography
https://www.artble.com Biography
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com → The pigmentation and skill with color of Titian
http://www.artcyclopedia.com→ Michelangelo and Vasari meet Titian
https://www.nationalgallery.org Diana and Actaeon
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute Diana and Actaeon
http://www.titian.org Diana and Actaeon
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk Bacchus and Ariadne
https://www.khanacademy.org Bacchus and Ariadne
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com Bacchus and Ariadne
Khan Academy Assumption of the Virgin The Assumption of the Virgin
http://artandcritique.com/titian The Assumption of the Virgin
http://venice11.umwblogs.org The Assumption of the Virgin
http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com The Assumption of the Virgin
http://www.everypainterpaintshimself.com → The Assumption of the Virgin
https://savevenice.org/our-restorations → The Assumption of the Virgin
http://www.wga.hu → The Assumption of the Virgin
http://www.renaissanceart.org → The Assumption of the Virgin
http://smtp.the-athenaeum.org Vision of St. John the Baptist
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/ Noli me Tangere
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute Noli me Tangere
https://www.khanacademy.org  Noli me Tangere

https://www.museodelprado.es/enThe Glory
http://www.wga.hu/html The Glory
Raphael
http://www.pbs.org/empires/medici/ → Biography
Gale: Biographies in Context → Biography
Gale: Biography – Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World → Biography
http://www.raphaelpaintings.org/ → Biography
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Raphael → Biography
https://www.nga.gov → Biography
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute → Biography
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk → Biography
http://www.wga.hu → Biography
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk → Assorted works in depth studies
http://www.artble.com → Technique & Style
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk → The Madonna and Child and St. John the Baptist
http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com → The Sistine Madonna
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com → The Sistine Madonna
http://www.wga.hu → The Sistine Madonna
http://totallyhistory.com → The Deposition or The Entombment
http://www.wga.hu → The Deposition or The Entombment
http://www.artbible.info → The Deposition or The Entombment
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities → The School of Athens
http://www.artble.com → The School of Athens
http://www.museivaticani.va → Transfiguration
http://totallyhistory.com → Transfiguration
http://www.wga.hu → Transfiguration
Michelangelo
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/old-masters/michelangelo → Biography
Gale: Encyclopedia of the Renaissance → Biography
http://www.artble.com/artists/michelangelo/ → Biography
http://www.michelangelo-gallery.org/biography.html → Biography
https://www.britannica.com/biograph → Biography
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities → Biography
http://www.artble.com/artists/michelangelo → Style & Technique
http://www.michelangelo.org/doni-tondo.jsp Doni Tondo
http://www.michelangelo/bertoldo-di-giovanni → Bertoldo di Giovanni (sculptor)
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities → The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
https://www.khanacademy.org → The Sistine Chapel
http://www.backtoclassics.com  → The View of the Sistine Chapel
http://www.livescience.com/sistine-chapel  → The Sistine Chapel
https://www.khanacademy.org  The Last Judgement
http://www.accademia.org → Statue of David
http://www.accademia.org → Basic facts about the statue of David
http://www.wga.hu The Conversion of Saul
http://www.artbible.info/art/large/510.html The Conversion of Saul
http://totallyhistory.com/the-conversion-of-saul/ The Conversion of Saul
http://classicalartsuniverse.com The Conversion of Saul
http://stpetersbasilica.info La Pieta
http://www.rome.infoLa Pieta
https://www.michelangelo.orgVictory
Hans Holbein the Younger
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/ → Ten Great Works
ttps://artuk.org/discover/artworks → Major Works
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute → Biography & Works
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/old-masters/hans-holbein → Biography
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/ → Biography
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org → Biography
https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb → Biography
https://www.britannica.com/biography  → Biography
http://www.hans-holbein.org/biography.html  → Biography
http://www.wga.hu/html_m/h/holbein/hans → Biography
https://medium.com  → Focuses specifically on Holbein’s work for the Tudor court.
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hans-holbein → The Ambassadors
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/]’the-ambassadors The Ambassadors
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute  The Ambassadors
https://artstor.wordpress.com The Ambassadors
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com The Ambassadors
https://smarthistory.org/henry-viii → King Henry VIII
https://www.khanacademy.org → King Henry VIII
https://artstor.wordpress.com.the-ambassadors  Anne of Cleves
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign Anne of Cleves
http://www.wga.hu/html  Anne of Cleves
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk Erasmus
http://www.wga.huErasmus
Van Eyck
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com → Biography
http://www.newadvent.org → Biography
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk → Biography
http://www.metmuseum.org → Biography
http://www.jan-van-eyck.org → Biography
https://www.britannica.com → Biography
http://www.artble.com/artists/jan_van_eyck → Biography
https://www.geni.com/people/Jan-van-Eyck → Biography
https://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/eyck/ → Biography
http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com → Biography
https://www.boundless.com/art-history → Biography & Other Flemish Artists
http://www.louvre.fr/en → Louvre, The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin
https://www.khanacademy.org/vaneyck-ghentaltar The Ghent Altarpiece
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-paintings The Ghent Altarpiece
http://www.getty.edu/foundation  The Ghent Altarpiece
https://www.peacepalacelibrary.nlThe Ghent Altarpiece in the Versailles Treaty
http://www.artble.com/artist Man in a Turban
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk Portrait of a Man  – Self Portrait
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities Portrait of a Man  – Self Portrait  
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-paintings Portrait of a Man  – Self Portrait  
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk The Arnolfini Portrait   
http://www.artble.com/artists/jan_van_eyck The Arnolfini Portrait   
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute St. Jerome in His Study
Albrecht Durer
http://www.metmuseum.org → Biography
http://www.albrecht-durer.org/biography → Biography
https://www.britannica.com/biography → Biography
https://www.nga.gov → Biography
http://www.artchive.com/artchive  → Biography
https://www.khanacademy.org  → Biography
http://www.howtodrawjourney.com → Biography
http://museen.nuernberg.de → Biography – Durer’s Nuremberg Home/Workshop
http://www.nndb.com → Very Detailed Biography
http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/view-arco-valley → View of Arco Valley
http://www.dailyartdaily.com Works of Animals
http://www.durerart.com → The Little Owl
https://www.thoughtco.com/praying-hands-1725186 Praying Hands story
http://www.wga.hu → The Adoration of the Magi
http://www.metmuseum.org The Four Horsemen, from the Apocalypse series
https://www.khanacademy.org →  The Four Horsemen, from the Apocalypse series
https://artkid.wordpress.com  Knight, Death, and the Devil
http://totallyhistory.comKnight, Death, and the Devil
https://www.nga.govKnight, Death, and the Devil
http://www.metmuseum.org Knight, Death, and the Devil
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk Knight, Death, and the Devil
Correggio
http://www.encyclopedia.com/ → Biography
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com → Biography
http://www.antoniodacorreggio.org/biography.html → Biography
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/correggio-c-14891534 → Biography
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Correggio-Italian-artist → Biography
http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com/Correggio.html → Biography
http://go.galegroup.com → Biography
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com → Style & Technique
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities Assumption of the Virgin
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com Assumption of the Virgin
http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com Assumption of the Virgin
http://collections.vam.ac.uk Assumption of the Virgin (copy)
http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk Venus, Satyr, and Cupid
http://www.louvre.fr/en Venus, Satyr, and Cupid
http://www.wga.hu Venus, Satyr, and Cupid
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ Jupiter and Io
http://www.wga.hu Jupiter and Io
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/ Jupiter and Io
Caravaggio
http://www.caravaggio-foundation.org → List of Works
http://www.caravaggio-foundation.org/biography.html → Biography
http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com/ → Biography
Gale Group: Encyclopedia of the Renaissance → Biography
Gale Group: Encyclopedia of World Biography → Biography
http://www.thefamouspeople.com → Biography
http://www.encyclopedia.com → Biography
http://www.caravaggio.org/ → Biography
https://www.britannica.com/biography → Biography
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk  → Biography
http://www.bc.edu → Biography
http://www.artble.com/artists → Biography & Style, and Technique
http://www.wga.hu/html The Head of Medusa
http://www.caravaggio.org Rest on the Flight to Egypt
http://www.metmuseum.org The Musicians
http://www.barberinicorsini.org Judith Beheading Holofernes
http://theartnewspaper.com Judith Beheading Holofernes attributions news article
https://www.artble.com/artists/caravaggio The Fortune Teller

http://www.wga.hu The Fortune Teller
https://www.kimbellart.org The Cardsharps
http://museumstjohn.org.uk The Cardsharps
http://www.independent.co.ukThe Cardsharps
http://www.visual-arts-cork.comAssumption of the Virgin
http://www.bc.eduThe Crucifixion of St. Peter
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Gale Group: Authors and Artists for Young Adults → Biography
http://www.pieter-bruegel-the-elder.org → Biography
http://www.metmuseum.org → Biography
http://www.facts-about.org.uk → Biography
https://www.britannica.com/biography → Biography
https://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint → Biography & Style and Technique
http://www.encyclopedia.com/history → Biography
https://www.google.com/culturalinstituteThe Census at Bethlehem
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute → The Harvesters
http://www.metmuseum.org → The Harvesters
http://www.painters-table.com → The Harvesters
http://www.ethosreview.org → The Harvesters
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities → The Hunters in the Snow
http://www.wga.hu → The Hunters in the Snow
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute → The Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Trap
http://www.wga.hu → The Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Trap
http://www.wga.hu → The Adoration of the Kings
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk → The Adoration of the Kings
Botticelli
http://www.artble.com/artists/sandro_botticelli → Biography
http://cavallinitoveronese.co.uk → Biography
Gale Group: Authors and Artists for Young Adults → Biography
http://www.sandro-botticelli.com/ → Biography
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk→ Biography
https://www.nga.gov/content → Biography
http://www.pbs.org/empires/medici → The Medici as Patrons
http://www.historychannel.com.→ The Bonfire of the Vanities
http://www.florenceinferno.com The Abyss of Hell in The Divine Comedy
http://totallyhistory.com/fortitude/Fortitude
http://www.uffizi.com/painting La Primavera
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities La Primavera
https://www.google.com/culturalinstituteLa Primavera
http://www.uffizi.org/artworksLa Primavera
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com La Primavera
https://www.virtualuffizi.comThe Adoration of the Magi
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities The  Birth of Venus
Giovanni Bellini
Gale Group → Biography
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com → Biography
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Giovanni-Bellini-Italian-painter → Biography
https://www.virtualuffizi.com/giovanni-bellini.html  → Biography
http://www.leonardoda-vinci.org/biography.html → Biography
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/bellini_giovanni.html → Biography
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/giovanni-bellini → Biography
http://www.artble.com/artists → Style and Technique
http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art → List of Works
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk The Agony in the Garden
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk → The Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan
http://www.louvre.fr/en Crucifixion
https://www.revolvy.com Crucifixion
https://www.nga.gov The Feast of the Gods
https://sites.google.com → Mediums
http://www.arthistory.net → Mediums
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com →Art Analysis/Evaluation
http://www.historyguide.org → Philosophy of Humanism
http://www.artistsnetwork.com → Techniques
https://explorable.com → The Study of Anatomy: Andreas Vesalius
http://www.metmuseum.org → The Invention of Oil Paint