«The Birth of Venus" - outstanding picture


Botticelli This painting was written in 1480-ies.Most likely, the artist painted on the order, for the villa of a wealthy nobleman Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de 'Medici.Botticelli served as inspiration for the ancient myth of the goddess of love - Venus.According to him, the goddess was born in the depths of the ocean from the sea foam, and then the wind has been taken to the island of Cyprus.There she was surrounded by nymphs and graces.Pose Venus and framing pictures are written in ancient traditions, Botticelli closely followed the ancient canons.

«The Creation of Adam" - a masterpiece of Renaissance


This fresco painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti, is part of an extensive body of painting the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.The painting was executed in 1511.In the mural embodies the biblical story of
the Old Testament tells about the creation of man.In the middle of all paintings are nearly touching the hands of God and Adam.This gesture symbolizes the person receiving the soul, awakening his thirst for knowledge and creativity.The mural "Creation of Adam" is part of the 9 central image of the ceiling of the chapel.
painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was the most ambitious work of Michelangelo, he was doing it for 4 years almost single-handedly.

«Mona Lisa" - one of the most famous works of world


legendary Leonardo da Vinci was founded in the early 16th century.The web has given rise to many legends and versions about its creation.According to the officially accepted version, the painting depicts Lisa Gherardini, wife of a wealthy merchant.However, some researchers believe that da Vinci painted here his mother or himself in female form.Critics note the unusually harmonious composition of the portrait and its naturalness, is not typical for the art of the time.

«Sistine Madonna" - the best work of Raphael


In the most popular version, the picture was painted in 1512-1513, respectively.The work was intended to decorate the altar of the church of St. Sixtus in the eponymous monastery.The painting depicts the Virgin Mary with Child, which is surrounded by Pope Sixtus II and Saint Barbara.The web is written in accordance with the laws of geometric composition and possess sculptural shapes.Two angels, shown at the bottom of the painting became an independent attribute sets of postcards, albums, posters, etc.
Unlike other artists of the Renaissance, Raphael used in his work is not the board and canvas.

«Venus of Urbino" - the ideal of beauty of Titian


One of the most famous works of Tiziano Vecellio was written in 1538.According to one version, it shows a bride Duke of Urbino, on the other - his mother, on the third - the mistress of Titian.The image of young naked woman, lying on the bed with ease, the artist expressed his ideal of beauty of the Renaissance.Venus blond wavy hair, thin facial features, small breasts and rounded belly - so had to look perfect beauty of the 16th century.