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Pieter Brueghel

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus c. 1558. Oil on canvas, Location: Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels

  one of the greatest paintings of all time

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


Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with Painters of the Northern Renaissance
rebirth, Antwerp, commerce, Northern Europe, merchant class, Bruges, genre painting, landscapes, portraits, scenes of daily life, Christian symbolism. moralizing overtones, human vices, lust,  publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists,  spiritually significant,  illuminated manuscript,  idealized biblical themes, scriptorium, illuminator,  Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world,  realistic use of colors and  light, allegorical, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath,  landscapes with peasants


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