There is not much known about Bellini’s family. His father’s name was Jacopo Bellini, his brother was Gentile Bellini and his brother-in-law was Andrea Mantegna. It is believed that Giovanni and his brother began their careers as assistants in their father’s shop. Bellini learned a lot more about art, as an assistant, because he was learning from the best artists of the time. During these times his knowledge of the art lifestyle flourished and became more well known among artists.
,.kMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475 and dies on February 18, 1564. He is truly the greatest italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer to have ever lived. Michelangelo never liked to consider himself a painter, he preferred to be revered for his work as an architect in the later years of his life. The Sistine Chapel is known worldwide and is the most famous chapel in the official residence of the Pope in Vatican city. Michelangelo’s representation of the Genesis covers twelve thousand square feet and took him four years to paint the amazing frescos.
Duke Rovere hired Venice's famous painter Titian to paint a masterpiece of rich color with oil called Venus of Urbino (1538). Today, when we hear of Venetian color, we think Titian. In Rome, Pope Julius II was very busy. He hired Donato Bramante in 1503 to redo the Vatican and make a new Saint Peter's Basilica. Bramante was inspired by Da Vinci's work with the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius.
Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo Buonarroti to paint the chapel’s ceiling. Michelangelo was timid at first about painting the chapel. He claimed that he didn’t have the ability to paint figures very well and sculpting was his stronger suit. However, he agreed to paint the ceiling and it is now one of his most world-renowned pieces of work. Michelangelo began working on the painting in 1508 and finished in 1512.
Koberger's most famous publication was the Nuremberg Chronicle, published in 1493 in German and Latin editions. It contained an unprecedented 1,809 woodcut illustrations (albeit with many repeated uses of the same block) by the Wolgemut workshop. Dürer may well have worked on some of these, as the work on the project began while he was with Wolgemut.  Because Dürer left autobiographical writings and became very famous by his mid-twenties, his life is well documented by several sources. After a few years of school, Dürer started to learn the basics of goldsmithing and drawing from his father.
In Malta in 1608 he was involved in another brawl, and yet another in Naples in 1609, possibly a deliberate attempt on his life by unidentified enemies. By the next year, after a relatively brief career he was dead. Huge new churches and palazzi were being built in Rome in the decades of the late 16th and early 17th Centuries, and paintings were needed to fill them. Caravaggio's novelty was a radical naturalism which combined close physical observation with the dramatic contrasting bold with light and shadow affecting a whole composition. Between 1600–1606 he was considered the “Most famous painter in Rome In 1599 Caravaggio was contracted to decorate the Contarelli Chapel in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi with two works, the Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and Calling of Saint Matthew.
Their lives and the works of art they have created will stand the test of time and remain a big part of art and what it has become today. Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy, which is near Florence. He was an illegitimate son to a notary from Florence, Ser Piero, and a peasant woman named Caterina. When he was about 15, Leonardo moved to Florence and became an apprentice in the studio of the famous Andrea Del Verrocchio. This apprenticeship would change Leonardo’s life forever.
Instead of taking his father’s last name, Picasso took his mothers last name. Picasso was soon an artistic prodigy. When he was 14 years old he finished the 1-month qualifying examination of the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona in one day. He showed his passion and skill for drawing at an early age. He received training from his father Jose Ruiz.
Amidst the authentic sculptures, paintings, and tapestry cleverly displayed on the walls of the various chambers in the Duomo Museum of Florence, Italy, lies a piece of art that has influenced the way people of the Renaissance have thought about their society. Intricately engraved in marble in 1439, the Cantoria, or “Singing Gallery” is truly one of the most influential pieces of humanist work. Created by artists Donatello and Luca Della Robbia, the Cantoria is an intricate masterpiece that would have been used at the time as balconies for the Florence Cathedral church choir to sing in. Unfortunately, it was much too small and fragile, and weekly usage would not only result in possible damage, but possess a risk for the choir members, as the balconies could easily collapse. It was already unrecognizable as a piece of furniture however; people thought it was a delicate piece of art from the moment it was taken into the church.
Ognissanti Madonna In the early years of the Italian Renaissance no other artist made a bigger impact then Giotto Di Bondone (c. 1267–January 8, 1337). Giotto was a painter and architect from Florence Italy. He is often credited of being the father of the Renaissance. The frescoes in the Arena Chapel, Padua are famously accredited to Giotto. One of his other well know paintings is Madonna Enthroned, also known as the Ognissanti Madonna ( c. 1310 ).