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Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface . The application of the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is...

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  • Livio Agresti
    Livio Agresti
    Livio Agresti , also called Ritius or Ricciutello, was an Italian painter of the late-Renaissance or Mannerist period, active both in his native city of Forlì and in Rome, where he died. He was one of the members of the "Forlì painting school"...

  • Francesco Albani
    Francesco Albani
    Francesco Albani or Albano was an Italian Baroque painter.-Early years in Bologna:Born 1578 in Bologna, his father was a silk merchant who intended to instruct his son in the same trade; but by age twelve, Albani became an apprentice under the competent mannerist painter Denis Calvaert, where he...

  • Mariotto Albertinelli
    Mariotto Albertinelli
    Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli was a High Renaissance Italian painter of the Florentine school, closely involved with Fra Bartolomeo and influenced by Raphael.-Biography:Mariotto Albertinelli was born in Florence...

  • Fra Angelico
    Fra Angelico
    Fra Angelico , born Guido di Pietro, was an Early Italian Renaissance painter described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent"...

  • Sofonisba Anguissola
    Sofonisba Anguissola
    Sofonisba Anguissola was an Italian painter of the Renaissance.-The Anguissola family:...

  • Pietro Annigoni
    Pietro Annigoni
    Pietro Annigoni was an Italian portrait and fresco painter, who became world famous after painting Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.-Life:Born in Milan in 1910, Annigoni was a painter who was influenced by the Italian Renaissance....

  • Antonello da Messina
    Antonello da Messina
    Antonello da Messina, properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio was an Italian painter from Messina, Sicily, active during the Italian Renaissance...

  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo
    Giuseppe Arcimboldo
    Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books – that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of...

  • Mino Argento
    Mino Argento
    Mino Argento is an Italian artist, whose works comprise abstract paintings on canvas and paper.-Life and work:Mino Argento was born in Rome, Italy in 1927. He worked in architecture as a young man...

  • Fra Bartolomeo (1472–1517)
  • Gentile Bellini
    Gentile Bellini
    Gentile Bellini was an Italian painter. From 1474 he was the official portrait artist for the Doges of Venice.- Biography :...

     (c. 1429–1507)
  • Giovanni Bellini
    Giovanni Bellini
    Giovanni Bellini was an Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters. His father was Jacopo Bellini, his brother was Gentile Bellini, and his brother-in-law was Andrea Mantegna. He is considered to have revolutionized Venetian painting, moving it...

     (c. 1430–1516)
  • Giovanni Boldini
    Giovanni Boldini
    Giovanni Boldini was an Italian genre and portrait painter. According to , he was known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting.-Early life:...

  • Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio
    Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio
    Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio was an Italian painter of the High Renaissance from Lombardy, who worked in the studio of Leonardo da Vinci. Boltraffio and Bernardino Luini are the strongest artistic personalities to emerge from Leonardo's studio...

  • Sandro Botticelli
    Sandro Botticelli
    Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance...

     (c. 1445-1510)
  • Agnolo Bronzino (1503–72)
  • Nicolao Branceleon (c. 1460–c.1526)
  • Canaletto
    Giovanni Antonio Canal better known as Canaletto , was a Venetian painter famous for his landscapes, or vedute, of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching.- Early career :...

  • Elio Carletti
    Elio Carletti
    Elio Carletti was an Italian impressionist artist.He was also an inspector for the Italian police. Information and history from the book by Pino Amatiello - Pino Amatiello died February 10, 2007. He was a poet, art historian and journalist.Scenes of the Italian countryside and village life were...

  • Annibale Carracci
    Annibale Carracci
    Annibale Carracci was an Italian Baroque painter.-Early career:Annibale Carracci was born in Bologna, and in all likelihood first apprenticed within his family...

  • Ludovico Carracci
    Ludovico Carracci
    Ludovico Carracci was an Italian, early-Baroque painter, etcher, and printmaker born in Bologna....

  • Caravaggio (1573–1610)
  • Carpaccio
    Vittore Carpaccio
    Vittore Carpaccio was an Italian painter of the Venetian school, who studied under Gentile Bellini. He is best known for a cycle of nine paintings, The Legend of Saint Ursula. His style was somewhat conservative, showing little influence from the Humanist trends that transformed Italian...

     (c. 1460–c. 1525)
  • Giorgio de Chirico
    Giorgio de Chirico
    Giorgio de Chirico was a pre-Surrealist and then Surrealist Italian painter born in Volos, Greece, to a Genovese mother and a Sicilian father. He founded the scuola metafisica art movement...

  • Cimabue
    Cimabue , also known as Bencivieni di Pepo or in modern Italian, Benvenuto di Giuseppe, was an Italian painter and creator of mosaics from Florence....

  • Leonardo Coccorante
    Leonardo Coccorante
    Leonardo Coccorante was an Italian painter who was born in Naples, Italy. He studied with Jan Frans van Bloemen , Angelo Maria Costa , and finally with Gabriele Ricciardelli . From 1737 to 1739, he was employed decorating the royal palace of Naples...

  • Correggio
    Antonio da Correggio
    Antonio Allegri da Correggio , usually known as Correggio, was the foremost painter of the Parma school of the Italian Renaissance, who was responsible for some of the most vigorous and sensuous works of the 16th century...

  • Hermann David Salomon Corrodi
    Hermann David Salomon Corrodi
    Hermann David Salomon Corrodi was an Italian painter of the 19th Century.Corrodi was born in Frascati and lived for many years in Rome." Corrodi studied at the Accademia di S. Luca under his father, Salomon Corrodi and in Paris...



  • Bernardo Daddi
    Bernardo Daddi
    Bernardo Daddi was an early Italian renaissance painter and apprentice of Giotto. He was also influenced by the Sienese art of Lorenzetti....

     (c. 1280-1348)
  • Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance...

  • Domenichino (1581–1641)
  • Donatello
    Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi , also known as Donatello, was an early Renaissance Italian artist and sculptor from Florence...

  • Enrico Donati
    Enrico Donati
    Enrico Donati was an American Surrealist painter and sculptor of Italian birth.-Life and work:Enrico Donati studied economics at the Università degli Studi, Pavia, and in 1934 moved to the USA, where he attended the New School for Social Research and the Art Students League of New York...

  • Dosso Dossi
    Dosso Dossi
    Dosso Dossi , real name Giovanni di Niccolò de Luteri, was an Italian Renaissance painter who belonged to the Ferrara School of Painting.-Biography:Dossi was born in San Giovanni del Dosso a village in the province of Mantua...

     (c. 1490–1542)
  • Duccio
    Duccio di Buoninsegna was one of the most influential Italian artists of his time. Born in Siena, Tuscany, he worked mostly with pigment and egg tempera and like most of his contemporaries painted religious subjects...

  • Gentile da Fabriano
    Gentile da Fabriano
    Gentile da Fabriano was an Italian painter known for his participation in the International Gothic style. He worked in various places in central Italy, mostly in Tuscany. His best known works are his Adoration of the Magi and the Flight into Egypt.-Biography:Gentile was born in or near Fabriano,...

     (c. 1370–1427)
  • Rosso Fiorentino
    Rosso Fiorentino
    Giovanni Battista di Jacopo , known as Rosso Fiorentino , or Il Rosso, was an Italian Mannerist painter, in oil and fresco, belonging to the Florentine school.-Biography:...

  • Andrea da Firenze (fl.
    Floruit , abbreviated fl. , is a Latin verb meaning "flourished", denoting the period of time during which something was active...

  • Piero della Francesca
    Piero della Francesca
    Piero della Francesca was a painter of the Early Renaissance. As testified by Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of the Artists, to contemporaries he was also known as a mathematician and geometer. Nowadays Piero della Francesca is chiefly appreciated for his art. His painting was characterized by its...

     (c. 1416–1492)
  • Giovanni Pietro de Pomis
    Giovanni Pietro de Pomis
    Giovanni Pietro de Pomis was an Italian painter, medailleur , architect and fortress master builder. His works show a marked influence of late-Mannerism.- Biography :De Pomis was apparently a pupil of the Venetian Jacopo Tintoretto...

     (c. 1565-1633)
  • Giovanni Francesco da Rimini (c. 1420-1470)
  • Taddeo Gaddi
    Taddeo Gaddi
    Taddeo Gaddi was a medieval Italian painter and architect.-Biography:He was the son of Gaddo di Zanobi, called Gaddo Gaddi. He was a member of Giotto's workshop from 1313 to 1337, when his master died...

     (c. 1300–1366)
  • Artemisia Gentileschi
    Artemisia Gentileschi
    Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Early Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation influenced by Caravaggio...

  • Domenico Ghirlandaio
    Domenico Ghirlandaio
    Domenico Ghirlandaio was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. Among his many apprentices was Michelangelo.-Early years:Ghirlandaio's full name is given as Domenico di Tommaso di Currado di Doffo Bigordi...

  • Giampietrino
    Giampietrino, possibly Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli , was a north Italian painter of the Lombard school and the Leonardo circle, succinctly characterized by Sidney J. Freedberg as an "exploiter of Leonardo's repertory."...

     (c. 1495–1549)
  • Giorgione
    Giorgione was a Venetian painter of the High Renaissance in Venice, whose career was cut off by his death at a little over thirty. Giorgione is known for the elusive poetic quality of his work, though only about six surviving paintings are acknowledged for certain to be his work...

     (c. 1477–1510)
  • Giotto
    Giotto di Bondone
    Giotto di Bondone , better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages...

  • Giuseppe Grisoni
    Giuseppe Grisoni
    Giuseppe Pierre Joseph Grisoni , also known as Grifoni or Grison, was an Italian painter and sculptor, noted for his landscapes and historical tableaux....

  • Francesco Guardi
    Francesco Guardi
    Francesco Lazzaro Guardi was a Venetian painter of veduta, a member of the Venetian School. He is considered to be among the last practitioners, along with his brothers, of the classic Venetian school of painting....

  • Francesco Hayez February 10, 1791 – December 21, 1882
  • Achille Leonardi
    Achille Leonardi
    Achille Leonardi was a 19th century Italian artist. Leonardi painted with oil on canvas.-Works:A representative sample of Leonardi's works include:* Linda di Chamonnid...

  • Filippino Lippi
    Filippino Lippi
    Filippino Lippi was an Italian painter working during the High Renaissance in Florence, Italy.-Biography:...

  • Fra Filippo Lippi (c. 1406–1469)
  • Barbara Longhi
    Barbara Longhi
    Barbara Longhi was an Italian painter. She was much admired in her lifetime as a portraitist, although most of her portraits are now lost or unattributed...

  • Francesco Longo Mancini
    Francesco Longo Mancini
    Francesco Longo Mancini was an Italian painter of the early 20th century who was known for his paintings of nudes. He was born in Catania where he lived part of his life. He died in Rome. He signed his paintings "F. Longo Mancini".-Works:...

  • Ambrogio Lorenzetti
    Ambrogio Lorenzetti
    Ambrogio Lorenzetti was an Italian painter of the Sienese school. He was active between approximately 1317 to 1348. His elder brother was the painter Pietro Lorenzetti....

     (fl. 1319–1348)


  • Luigi Malice
    Luigi Malice
    Luigi Malice is an Italian abstract artist.Malice studied at Naples Academy of Fine Arts as a pupil of Emilio Notte, later studying under avant-guard and Informal Art painter Domenico Spinosa ....

     (1937– present)
  • Andrea Mantegna
    Andrea Mantegna
    Andrea Mantegna was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archeology, and son in law of Jacopo Bellini. Like other artists of the time, Mantegna experimented with perspective, e.g., by lowering the horizon in order to create a sense of greater monumentality...

     (c. 1431–1506)
  • Simone Martini
    Simone Martini
    Simone Martini was an Italian painter born in Siena.He was a major figure in the development of early Italian painting and greatly influenced the development of the International Gothic style....

  • Guido Marzulli
    Guido Marzulli
    -Biography:Guido Marzulli was born in Bari, July 8, 1943.His father and his mother were also worthy painters....

  • Masaccio (1401–1428)
  • Master of the Bambino Vispo
    Master of the Bambino Vispo
    The Master of the Bambino Vispo was an Italian painter active in the early 15th century.In the early 20th century, the art historian Osvald Sirén identified a group of unsigned paintings as being by the same artist...

     (early 15th century)
  • Melozzo da Forlì
    Melozzo da Forlì
    Melozzo da Forlì was an Italian Renaissance painter and architect. His fresco paintings are notable for the use of foreshortening. He was the most important member of the Forlì painting school.- Biography :...

  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni , commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art...

  • Amedeo Modigliani
    Amedeo Modigliani
    Amedeo Clemente Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form...

  • Deodato Orlandi (fl. 1288-1310)
  • Lelio Orsi
    Lelio Orsi
    Lelio Orsi was an Italian Renaissance painter of the Reggio Emilia school. He was born and died in Novellara, and much of his work was completed in Reggio. He appears to have studied under such as Giovanni Giarola, a pupil of Antonio da Correggio...

  • Paolo Pagani
    Paolo Pagani
    Paolo Pagani also known as Paolo Antonio Pagani or Paolo Pagano, was an Italian Baroque/Mannerism painter of the 17th century born in Valsolda, now a municipality in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about north of Milan and about north of Como, on the border with...

  • Eleuterio Pagliano
    Eleuterio Pagliano
    Eleuterio Pagliano was an Italian painter of the Romantic period as well as an activist and fighter of the Risorgimento.-Biography:...

  • Marco Palmezzano
    Marco Palmezzano
    Marco Palmezzano was an Italian painter and architect, belonging to the Forlì painting school, who painted in a style recalling earlier Northern Renaissance models, and was mostly active near Forlì.-Biography:...

  • Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691–1765)
  • Parmigianino
    Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola , also known as Francesco Mazzola or more commonly as Parmigianino or sometimes "Parmigiano", was an Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker active in Florence, Rome, Bologna, and his native city of Parma...

  • Ferdinando Partini
    Ferdinando Partini
    Ferdinando Partini was an Italian painter who was active in the 1790s. He is best known for his paintings of ancient buildings. His 1794 oil painting View of the Pantheon was featured in the exhibition Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe at the Metropolitan...

     (active 1790s)
  • Perugino (c. 1445–1523)
  • Pietro Pezzati
    Pietro Pezzati (artist)
    Pietro Pezzati was an Italian mural painter who painted many religious painting in churches throughout Italy.He painted the "Sacra Famiglia" in the Chiesa Di Sant'agostino in Tuscany....

  • Baldassare Peruzzi
    Baldassare Peruzzi
    Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi was an Italian architect and painter, born in a small town near Siena and died in Rome. He worked for many years, beginning in 1520, under Bramante, Raphael, and later Sangallo during the erection of the new St. Peter's...

  • Pinturicchio
    Bernardino di Betto, called Pintoricchio or Pinturicchio was an Italian painter of the Renaissance. He acquired his nickname, Pintoricchio , because of his small stature, and he used it to sign some of his works....

  • Sebastiano del Piombo
    Sebastiano del Piombo
    Sebastiano del Piombo , byname of Sebastiano Luciani, was an Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter of the early 16th century famous for his combination of the colors of the Venetian school and the monumental forms of the Roman school.- Biography :Sebastiano del Piombo belongs to the painting school...

     (c. 1485–1547)
  • Pisanello
    Pisanello , known professionally as Antonio di Puccio Pisano or Antonio di Puccio da Cereto, also erroneously called Vittore Pisano by Giorgio Vasari, was one of the most distinguished painters of the early Italian Renaissance and Quattrocento...

  • Antonio Pollaiuolo
    Antonio Pollaiuolo
    Antonio del Pollaiolo , also known as Antonio di Jacopo Pollaiuolo or Antonio Pollaiolo, was an Italian painter, sculptor, engraver and goldsmith during the Renaissance.-Biography:...

  • Pontormo
    Jacopo Carucci , usually known as Jacopo da Pontormo, Jacopo Pontormo or simply Pontormo, was an Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist from the Florentine school. His work represents a profound stylistic shift from the calm perspectival regularity that characterized the art of the Florentine...

  • Luigi Premazzi
    Luigi Premazzi
    Luigi Premazzi was an Italian painter.-Biography:Premazzi attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and then the private school run by Giovanni Migliara. His early watercolours, based on the works of his master, were produced for the lithographic industry...

  • puci (Born 1955)
  • Raphael (1483–1520)
  • Tommaso Redi
    Tommaso Redi (painter)
    Tommaso Redi was an Italian painter, who was active during the late-Baroque in his native Florence.He initially apprenticed with the Florentine painter Anton Domenico Gabbiani , and then moved to Rome to work in the Medici Academy in that city, which employed Carlo Maratti and Ciro Ferri as teachers...

  • Guido Reni
    Guido Reni
    Guido Reni was an Italian painter of high-Baroque style.-Biography:Born in Bologna into a family of musicians, Guido Reni was the son of Daniele Reni and Ginevra de’ Pozzi. As a child of nine, he was apprenticed under the Bolognese studio of Denis Calvaert. Soon after, he was joined in that...

  • Salvator Rosa
    Salvator Rosa
    Salvator Rosa was an Italian Baroque painter, poet and printmaker, active in Naples, Rome and Florence. As a painter, he is best known as an "unorthodox and extravagant" and a "perpetual rebel" proto-Romantic.-Early life:...

  • Nicola Ruello (1925-2010)
  • Andrea del Sarto
    Andrea del Sarto
    Andrea del Sarto was an Italian painter from Florence, whose career flourished during the High Renaissance and early Mannerism. Though highly regarded during his lifetime as an artist senza errori , his renown was eclipsed after his death by that of his contemporaries, Leonardo da Vinci,...

  • Sassetta (1392-1450)
  • Nicola Simbari
    Nicola Simbari
    Nicola Simbari is an Italian painter.- Life and career :Though born in San Lucido, Calabria, Nicola Simbari was raised in Rome, where his father was an architect for the Vatican. He studied at the Accademia delle Belli Arti and in the 1940s he began devoting himself to painting in a studio at Via...

     (Born 1927)
  • Gherardo Stamina (1354–1403)
  • Bartolomeo Suardi (c. 1455 – c. 1536)
  • Tiepolo
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo , also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice...

  • Tintoretto
    Tintoretto , real name Jacopo Comin, was a Venetian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso...

  • Titian
    Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1488/1490 – 27 August 1576 better known as Titian was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near...

  • Cosimo Tura
    Cosimo Tura
    Cosimo Tura , also known as Il Cosmè or Cosmè Tura, was an Italian early-Renaissance painter and considered one of the founders of the School of Ferrara....

  • Giorgio Vasari
    Giorgio Vasari
    Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter, writer, historian, and architect, who is famous today for his biographies of Italian artists, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing.-Biography:...

  • Paolo Uccello
    Paolo Uccello
    Paolo Uccello , born Paolo di Dono, was an Italian painter and a mathematician who was notable for his pioneering work on visual perspective in art. Giorgio Vasari in his book Lives of the Artists wrote that Uccello was obsessed by his interest in perspective and would stay up all night in his...

     (c. 1396–1475)
  • Raffaello Di Vecchio (c. xxx)
  • Domenico Veneziano
    Domenico Veneziano
    Domenico Veneziano was an Italian painter of the early Renaissance, active mostly in Perugia and Tuscany.Little is known of his birth, though he is thought to have been born in Venice, hence his last name. He then moved to Florence in 1422-23 as a boy, to become a pupil of Gentile da Fabriano. He...

  • Paolo Veronese
    Paolo Veronese
    Paolo Veronese was an Italian painter of the Renaissance in Venice, famous for paintings such as The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the House of Levi...

  • Andrea del Verrocchio
    Andrea del Verrocchio
    Andrea del Verrocchio , born Andrea di Michele di Francesco de' Cioni, was an Italian sculptor, goldsmith and painter who worked at the court of Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence in the early renaissance. Few paintings are attributed to him with certainty, but a number of important painters were...

     (c. 1435–1488)
  • Jacopo Vignali
    Jacopo Vignali
    Jacopo Vignali was an Italian painter of the early Baroque period.Vignali was born in Pratovecchio, near Arezzo, and initially trained under Matteo Rosselli. He painted the ceiling fresco of the Love of the Fatherland and Jacob's dream for the Casa Buonarroti in Florence. In 1616 he entered the...

  • Daniele da Volterra
    Daniele da Volterra
    Daniele Ricciarelli , better known as Daniele da Volterra, was an Italian mannerist painter and sculptor.He is best remembered for his association, for better or worse, with the late Michelangelo. Several of Daniele's most important works were based on designs made for that purpose by Michelangelo...

     (c. 1509–1566)
  • Mario Zampedroni (born 1945)
  • Domenico Zampieri
    Domenico Zampieri
    Domenico Zampieri was an Italian Baroque painter of the Bolognese School, or Carracci School, of painters.-Life:...