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Paintings from the 16th century (click to enlarge)

Important Painters Born in the 16th Century

Alessandro Allori (1535 - 1607) Italian, Florentine, Mannerist
Sofonisba Anguissola(1532 - 1625) Italian, Florentine, Mannerist
Jacopo Bassano (1510-1592) Italian, Florentine, High Renaissance
Agnolo Bronzino (1503 - 1571) Italian, Florentine, Mannerist
Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525 - 1569) Flemish, Northern Renaissance
Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564 - 1638) Flemish, Northern Renaissance
Domenico Brusasorci (1516-1587) Italian, Veronese, Mannerist
Giulio Campi (1500-1572)  Italian, Venetian, Renaissance
Luca Cambiaso (1527 – 1585)  Italian, Renaissance
Caravaggio (1573 - 1610) Italian, Baroque
Frans Hals (1580 - 1666) Dutch, Baroque
Jacopo Ligozzi (1547-1627) Italian, FlorentineHigh Renaissance
Esteban March (1592 - 1660) Spanish, Baroque@
Juan Fernandez Navarrete (1526-1579) Spanish, Mannerist
Parmigianino (1503-1540) Italian, Mannerist
Nicolas Poussin (1594 - 1665) French, Baroque
Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) Flemish, Baroque
Ventura Salimbeni (1567-1613) Italian, Mannerist
Tintoretto (1518 - 1594) Italian, Venetian, High Renaissance
Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)  Flemish, Baroque
Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574) Italian, Florentine, Mannerist 
Diego Velazquez (1599 - 1660) Spanish, Baroque
Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) Italian, Mannerist
Élizabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun (1755 - 1842) French, Neoclassical


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Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with the Renaissance Movement rebirth, rediscovery of the classical world,  publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists,  sfumato, chiaroscuro, Savonarola, spiritually significant,  illuminated manuscript,  idealized biblical themes, scriptorium, illuminator,  Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world,  realistic use of colours and  light,  Bonfire of the Vanities, Old Testament stories, ethereal and foggy backgrounds, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath, romanticized landscapes,  Christian symbolism.


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