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Artstor Across Disciplines

A guide to the many disciplines supported by the Artstor Digital Library.

Renaissance Studies in Artstor

This page highlights Artstor content related to the art and architecture of Renaissance Europe, including prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, buildings, fresco cycles, and other forms of architectural decoration.

Image source: Filippino Lippi. Madonna and Child. ca. 1483-84. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Curated Image Groups

Artstor's Education and Content teams curate groups of images in a number of disciplines. The below image groups are available for Renaissance Studies:

You can save these groups as your own and modify them by opening a group, logging in to your registered Artstor account, selecting "Organize" from the top menu, and then "Save image group as..." To add or remove images, open your copy of the group and begin editing.

Search Tips

Browse museums with encyclopedic collections (e.g. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, or The Frick Collection) and then sort your search results by date.

Keyword search for individuals such as Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Durer will retrieve over 1,000 images — use the advanced search to add a date range or select a classification such as paintings or prints to narrow your results.

Did you know?

The Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise collection contains more than 700 detailed photographs of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s famous “Gates of Paradise” — the bronze East doors of the Baptistery in Florence and one of the most important sculptures of the early Italian Renaissance. Artstor sponsored the comprehensive photographic documentation of these relief sculptures after 25 years of restoration work. The photographic campaign, executed by the photographer Antonio Quattrone, was undertaken in collaboration with the Museo dell’ Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure to document the newly cleaned bronze panels and frieze elements. Quattrone also completed a tandem campaign to photograph the so-called “competition panels” housed in the Museo del Bargello. These panels are the renowned relief sculptures depicting the “Sacrifice of Isaac,” which were produced in 1401–1402 by Ghiberti and his rival, Filippo Brunelleschi, for an earlier commission.