Northern Renaissance
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Michelangelo, Pietà, c. 1500. The artist was 24 when he finished sculpting this work for French ambassador to the Holy See, Cardinal Jean de Bilhères-Lagraulas.













School of Athens

Raphael, School of Athens, c. 1510 - 1511.











Earliest extant drawing by Michelangelo, completed in 1487, when the future artist was twelve and based on a recently recovered Roman statue of Jupiter. Michelangelo was known to burn his early and prepatory drawings, because he was concerned about revealing his process and mistakes.











Michelangelo, David, 1501 - 1504.











Blake Griffin for ESPN, 2011.











Donatello, David, c.1446 - 1460.
Michelangelo, David, 1501 - 1504.











Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel ceiling, 1508 - 1512.






















Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508 - 1512.























Michelangelo, Daniel Sistine Chapel ceiling, 1508 - 1512.











Albrecht Dürer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1497 - 1498. Engraving.
Albrecht Dürer, Melancolia I, 1514. Engraving.











wanderjahre = a tradition of setting out on travel for several years after finishing one’s apprenticeship as a craftsman. In 1494, and again in 1505, Albrecht Dürer traveled to Italy and was in contact with Bellini, Raphael & Da Vinci.

Albrecht Dürer, Young Hare, 1502.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin of the Rocks, 1491-1508.











Durer Self-Portrait

Albrecht Dürer, Self-portrait, 1500.











Isenheim Altarpiece (closed)

Matthias Grünewald, Isenheim Altarpiece (closed), c. 1512 - 1515.











Isenheim Altarpiece Positions











Matthias Grünewald, Isenheim Altarpiece (first opening), c. 1512 - 1515.










Matthias Grünewald, sculpted elements by Nikolaus of Haguenau. Isenheim Altarpiece (closed), c. 1512 - 1515.











Isenheim Altarpiece in situ at the Chapel of Unterlinden, Colmar, Alsace, France











Jesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum = Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
"The victims had no hope of recovery and this image was intended to bring them comfort and to reinforce their faith- the message is that Christ, whose broken body is shown covered in sores like those caused by the plague, understands their condition and suffers with them and for them." - Marilyn Stokstad