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Renaissance Art Timeline

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

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