The High Renaissance




Andrea del Sarto



Andrea del Sarto

(b Florence, 16 July 1486; d Florence, 29 Sept 1530).

Italian painter and draughtsman. He was the leading painter in Florence in the early years of the 16th century, and, under the influence of Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Bartolommeo, Michelangelo and Raphael, he elaborated and perfected the classical style of the High Renaissance. In the second decade of the 16th century his art anticipated aspects of Mannerism, while his direct, immediate works of the 1520s became important models for the more naturalistic Tuscan artists of the Counter-Reformation. He painted mainly religious works, including both altarpieces and major cycles of frescoes. His portraits, distinguished by a dreamily poetic quality, are among the most individual of the High Renaissance. 

Madonna della Scala

Oil on panel, 177 x 135 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid



The Sacrifice of Abraham

Poplar, 213 x 159 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden


The Last Supper

Fresco, 525 x 871 cm
Convent of San Salvi, Florence


The Last Supper
Convent of San Salvi, Florence



Oil on wood, 238 x 198 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

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