The greatest artists represented in Italian museums, palaces, and other sights

A mosaic portrait of Pietro Torrigiano (Photo by Unknown)

Italian Renaissance sculptor to the Kings and Queens of England

 
Portrait of Andrea Palladio by Alessandro Maganza (Photo Public Domain)

The father of Neoclassicism and undisputed heavyweight champion of Renaissance architects

 
Self Portrait of Hans Holbein the Younger (1542/43) at the Uffizi Galleries, Florence (Photo courtesy of the Uffizi Gallery)

German portraitist who painted some of the seminal figures of the British Renaissance

 
Self Portrait by Anthony Van Dyck (after 1633) in a private collection (Photo courtesy of Sotheby's)

The Belgian artist who set the tone for British portraiture

 
Self Portrait playing a lute (c. 1663/65) by Jan Steen, in the Museo Thyssen in Madrid, Spain (Photo courtesy of the Museo Thyssen)

A 17C Dutch genre painter who mastered the genre of peasants having fun

 
Portrait of Frans Hals (1648–50), a copy (by one of his followers) of a self-portrait, in the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art)

A baroque master devoted to depicting typical life during the Dutch Golden Age

 
Unfinished Portrait of Michelangelo (ca. 1544) by his student, Daniele da Volterra, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Arguably the greatest artist who ever lived, part of the Holy Trinity of Italian Renaissance masters

 
A Self-Portrait detail in The Calling of Saint Matthew (1599–1600) by Caravaggio in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome (Photo courtesy of San Luigi dei Francesi)

The baroque master of chiaroscuro, turning the dance of darkness and light into story and character

 
Probable Self Portrait hidden in a detail from La Camera degli Sposi (1467–74) by Andrea Mantegna, in the Palazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy (Photo by unknown)

Italian Renaissance master of perspective

 
Self Portrait with Beret (1886) by Claude Monet, in a Private Collection (Photo by unknown)

The king of the Impressionist movement

 
 (Photo courtesy of the Uffizi)

One of the greatest painters of the early Renaissance was nothing if not a man of his times

 
The Artist in his Studio (c. 1730/35), by François Boucher in the Louvre, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Louvre)

18C French court painter or baroque portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes

 
Georges Braque, 1908, photograph published in Gelett Burgess, The Wild Men of Paris, Architectural Record, May 1910 (Photo by anonymous)

A cofounder of Cubism

 
Self-Portrait (c. 1875) of Paul Cézanne, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay)

A great Post-Impressionism French painter of lovely landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes

 
Photograph of Marc Chagall (1920) by Pierre Choumoff (Photo by Pierre Choumoff)

A 20C artist of joyful, whimsical, colorful works

 
Self Portrait, aged 21 (1855) by Edgar Degas, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay)

French Impressionist master of ballet dancers—whether painted, pastel, or cast in bronze

 
Portrait of Donatello by an unknown 16C artist, in the Louvre Museum, Paris (Photo by sailko)

This unassuming man was the greatest sculptor of the early Renaissance

 
Maestà (1308–11) by Duccio, in the Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana del Duomo, Siena (Photo courtesy of the Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana del Duomo, Siena)

An Italian Gothic master painter of the Trecento

 
Self Portrait (1760/70) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard in the Musée Fragonard, Grasse, France (Photo courtesy of The Yorck Project)

An 18C French rococo master of pastel scenes and frolicking lovers

 
Self Portrait (1889) by Paul Gauguin, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay)

The Post-Impressionist who went native in the South Pacific

 
Self-portrait (c. 1512) by Leonardo Da Vinci—or at least it is believed to be a self portrait—in the Biblioteca Reale, Turin (Photo courtesy of the Biblioteca Reale)

The ultimate Renaissance Man—Artist, engineer, architect, scientist, inventor...

 
Photograph of Édouard Manet in 1874 by Nadar (Photo by Nadar)

This 19C French painter paved the way for the Impressionists to come

 
Self Portrait (1918) by Henri Matisse, in the Musée Départemental Henri Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France (Photo courtesy of the Musée Départemental Henri Matisse)

The great early 20C French artist took post-Impressionism into the colorful realms of fauvism

 
Self-Portrait (1650) by Nicolas Poussin in the Louvre, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Louvre)

A classicist French baroque painter

 
Pablo Picasso self-portraits at age 15 (1896), 25 (1907), and 89 (1971) (Photo collage courtesy of Twisted Sifter)

A found of Cubism and one of the greatest artists of the 20C

 
Self Portrait (1903) by Camille Pissarro, in the Tate Britain, London (Photo courtesy of Tate Britain)

An Impressionist turned pointillist—and great teacher of other painters

 
Self portrait (c. 1506) of Raphael, aged about 23, in the Uffizi Galleries of Florence (Photo courtesy of the Uffizi Galleries)

One of the Holy Trinity of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance

 
Self-portrait (1669) by Rembrandt van Rinj (1606–69) (Photo courtesy of the National Gallery)

The greatest painter in Dutch history, master of the incisive, psychologically penetrating oil portrait

 
Self Portrait (1910) by Pierre Auguste Renoir, in a Private Collection (Photo by Renoir)

An Impressionist fond of apple-cheeked women and children

 
Photograph of Auguste Rodin c. 1898 by Dornac (Photo by Dornac)

The greatest sculptor since Michelangelo

 
Portrait of the Artist (1623) by Peter Paul Rubens, in the Royal Collection, London (Photo courtesy of the Royal Collection)

One of the greatest baroque Flemish painters, astoundingly prolific and fond of fleshy women

 
Portrait of Georges Seurat in 1888 (Photo by Unknown)

The post-Impressionist famous for making tiny dots meld into an image

 
Self Portrait of Giambattista Tiepolo (1752–53), detail from the Residenz Würzburg ceiling frescoes in Würzburg, Germany (Photo courtesy of the Residenz Würzburg)

By a long shot the best Italian rococo painter

 
"Mr. Toulouse paints Mr. Lautrec," a fun trick photographic portrait c. 1891 (Photo by Maurice Guibert)

A louche, Bohemian painter of tavern and theatre scenes

 
Portrait of Paolo Uccello (16C), by an unknown Florentine artist, from a fresco now at the Louvre, Paris (Photo by sailko)

An early Renaissance master of perspective who played with it as a Cubist might

 
Self Portrait (1889) by Vincent van Gogh, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay)

A tortured post-Impressionist whom history has deemed one of the greatest painters of all time

 
Portrait of Jean-Antoine Watteau (1721) by Rosalba Carriera, in the Museo Civico Luigi Bailo, Treviso (Photo courtesy of the Museo Civico Luigi Bailo)

A French rococo baroque painter of grandly theatrical works

 
Self Portrait (c. 1799) by J.M.W. Turner, at the Tate Britain (Photo courtesy of the Tate Britain)

An amazing British painter whose work presages the Impressionists

 
Henry Moore in 1975, standing next to his sculpture Working Model for Oval with Points (Photo by Allan Warren)

The foremost sculptor of the middle 20th century

 
Self-Portrait at Age 24 (1804) by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, in the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France (Photo Public Domain)

A French Neo-classical painter

 
Statue of Filippo Brunelleschi looking up at his ingenious dome atop the Florence Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore (Photo by Richardfabi)

How a frustrated sculptor became the greatest architect of the Renaissance

 
Portrait of Giotto from "Five Masters of the Florentine Renaissance" by Paolo Uccello (Photo Public Domain)

The Gothic painter who lay the groundwork for the Renaissance

 

Artists artists with works in Italy

A mosaic portrait of Pietro Torrigiano (Photo by Unknown)

Italian Renaissance sculptor to the Kings and Queens of England

 
Self Portrait of Hans Holbein the Younger (1542/43) at the Uffizi Galleries, Florence (Photo courtesy of the Uffizi Gallery)

German portraitist who painted some of the seminal figures of the British Renaissance

 
Self Portrait by Anthony Van Dyck (after 1633) in a private collection (Photo courtesy of Sotheby's)

The Belgian artist who set the tone for British portraiture

 
Portrait of Frans Hals (1648–50), a copy (by one of his followers) of a self-portrait, in the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art)

A baroque master devoted to depicting typical life during the Dutch Golden Age

 
Unfinished Portrait of Michelangelo (ca. 1544) by his student, Daniele da Volterra, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Arguably the greatest artist who ever lived, part of the Holy Trinity of Italian Renaissance masters

 
A Self-Portrait detail in The Calling of Saint Matthew (1599–1600) by Caravaggio in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome (Photo courtesy of San Luigi dei Francesi)

The baroque master of chiaroscuro, turning the dance of darkness and light into story and character

 
Probable Self Portrait hidden in a detail from La Camera degli Sposi (1467–74) by Andrea Mantegna, in the Palazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy (Photo by unknown)

Italian Renaissance master of perspective

 
Self Portrait with Beret (1886) by Claude Monet, in a Private Collection (Photo by unknown)

The king of the Impressionist movement

 
 (Photo courtesy of the Uffizi)

One of the greatest painters of the early Renaissance was nothing if not a man of his times

 
The Artist in his Studio (c. 1730/35), by François Boucher in the Louvre, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Louvre)

18C French court painter or baroque portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes

 
Georges Braque, 1908, photograph published in Gelett Burgess, The Wild Men of Paris, Architectural Record, May 1910 (Photo by anonymous)

A cofounder of Cubism

 
Self-Portrait (c. 1875) of Paul Cézanne, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay)

A great Post-Impressionism French painter of lovely landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes

 
Photograph of Marc Chagall (1920) by Pierre Choumoff (Photo by Pierre Choumoff)

A 20C artist of joyful, whimsical, colorful works

 
Self Portrait, aged 21 (1855) by Edgar Degas, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay)

French Impressionist master of ballet dancers—whether painted, pastel, or cast in bronze

 
Portrait of Donatello by an unknown 16C artist, in the Louvre Museum, Paris (Photo by sailko)

This unassuming man was the greatest sculptor of the early Renaissance

 
Maestà (1308–11) by Duccio, in the Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana del Duomo, Siena (Photo courtesy of the Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana del Duomo, Siena)

An Italian Gothic master painter of the Trecento

 
Self Portrait (1760/70) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard in the Musée Fragonard, Grasse, France (Photo courtesy of The Yorck Project)

An 18C French rococo master of pastel scenes and frolicking lovers

 
Self-portrait (c. 1512) by Leonardo Da Vinci—or at least it is believed to be a self portrait—in the Biblioteca Reale, Turin (Photo courtesy of the Biblioteca Reale)

The ultimate Renaissance Man—Artist, engineer, architect, scientist, inventor...

 
Photograph of Édouard Manet in 1874 by Nadar (Photo by Nadar)

This 19C French painter paved the way for the Impressionists to come

 
Self Portrait (1918) by Henri Matisse, in the Musée Départemental Henri Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France (Photo courtesy of the Musée Départemental Henri Matisse)

The great early 20C French artist took post-Impressionism into the colorful realms of fauvism

 
Self-Portrait (1650) by Nicolas Poussin in the Louvre, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Louvre)

A classicist French baroque painter

 
Pablo Picasso self-portraits at age 15 (1896), 25 (1907), and 89 (1971) (Photo collage courtesy of Twisted Sifter)

A found of Cubism and one of the greatest artists of the 20C

 
Self Portrait (1903) by Camille Pissarro, in the Tate Britain, London (Photo courtesy of Tate Britain)

An Impressionist turned pointillist—and great teacher of other painters

 
Self portrait (c. 1506) of Raphael, aged about 23, in the Uffizi Galleries of Florence (Photo courtesy of the Uffizi Galleries)

One of the Holy Trinity of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance

 
Self-portrait (1669) by Rembrandt van Rinj (1606–69) (Photo courtesy of the National Gallery)

The greatest painter in Dutch history, master of the incisive, psychologically penetrating oil portrait

 
Self Portrait (1910) by Pierre Auguste Renoir, in a Private Collection (Photo by Renoir)

An Impressionist fond of apple-cheeked women and children

 
Photograph of Auguste Rodin c. 1898 by Dornac (Photo by Dornac)

The greatest sculptor since Michelangelo

 
Portrait of the Artist (1623) by Peter Paul Rubens, in the Royal Collection, London (Photo courtesy of the Royal Collection)

One of the greatest baroque Flemish painters, astoundingly prolific and fond of fleshy women

 
Portrait of Georges Seurat in 1888 (Photo by Unknown)

The post-Impressionist famous for making tiny dots meld into an image

 
Self Portrait of Giambattista Tiepolo (1752–53), detail from the Residenz Würzburg ceiling frescoes in Würzburg, Germany (Photo courtesy of the Residenz Würzburg)

By a long shot the best Italian rococo painter

 
"Mr. Toulouse paints Mr. Lautrec," a fun trick photographic portrait c. 1891 (Photo by Maurice Guibert)

A louche, Bohemian painter of tavern and theatre scenes

 
Portrait of Paolo Uccello (16C), by an unknown Florentine artist, from a fresco now at the Louvre, Paris (Photo by sailko)

An early Renaissance master of perspective who played with it as a Cubist might

 
Self Portrait (1889) by Vincent van Gogh, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (Photo courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay)

A tortured post-Impressionist whom history has deemed one of the greatest painters of all time

 
Portrait of Jean-Antoine Watteau (1721) by Rosalba Carriera, in the Museo Civico Luigi Bailo, Treviso (Photo courtesy of the Museo Civico Luigi Bailo)

A French rococo baroque painter of grandly theatrical works

 
Self Portrait (c. 1799) by J.M.W. Turner, at the Tate Britain (Photo courtesy of the Tate Britain)

An amazing British painter whose work presages the Impressionists

 
Henry Moore in 1975, standing next to his sculpture Working Model for Oval with Points (Photo by Allan Warren)

The foremost sculptor of the middle 20th century

 
Self-Portrait at Age 24 (1804) by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, in the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France (Photo Public Domain)

A French Neo-classical painter

 
Statue of Filippo Brunelleschi looking up at his ingenious dome atop the Florence Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore (Photo by Richardfabi)

How a frustrated sculptor became the greatest architect of the Renaissance

 
Portrait of Giotto from "Five Masters of the Florentine Renaissance" by Paolo Uccello (Photo Public Domain)

The Gothic painter who lay the groundwork for the Renaissance

 
Portrait of Andrea Palladio by Alessandro Maganza (Photo Public Domain)

The father of Neoclassicism and undisputed heavyweight champion of Renaissance architects

 
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