Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian, Study of a child's head.  Red chalk heightened with white on paper.  Musée des Beaux-Art, Caen.  High Renaissance.

Study Of A Child's Head

Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian, Study of a child's head. Red chalk heightened with white on paper. Musée des Beaux-Art, Caen. High Renaissance.

Portrait of an Unknown Woman (La Belle Ferroniere), 1490 by Leonardo da Vinci. High Renaissance. portrait. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

Portrait of an Unknown Woman (La Belle Ferroniere), 1490 by Leonardo da Vinci. High Renaissance. portrait. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

Raffaello Sanzio 1483-1520 | Italian High Renaissance painter

Raffaello Sanzio 1483-1520 | Italian High Renaissance painter

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (or copy after), 1483-1520, Italian, Charity, 1519-20.  Black chalk heightened with white on off-white paper, 31.3 x 15.2 cm.  Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. High Renaissance.

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (or copy after), 1483-1520, Italian, Charity, 1519-20. Black chalk heightened with white on off-white paper, 31.3 x 15.2 cm. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. High Renaissance.

Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, 1504.  Geometric perspective, serene faces (except for the rejected suitor breaking his staff), passionate (if a little monotone) colors.  A celebration of the Church, the Renaissance and (he signed his name!) the artist himself.

Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, 1504. Geometric perspective, serene faces (except for the rejected suitor breaking his staff), passionate (if a little monotone) colors. A celebration of the Church, the Renaissance and (he signed his name!) the artist himself.

Giorgione. "Judith". c. 1504. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/07/Giorgione_038.jpg

Giorgione. "Judith". c. 1504. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/07/Giorgione_038.jpg

One of my favorite paintings: The School of Athens - Raffaello Sanzio

One of my favorite paintings: The School of Athens - Raffaello Sanzio

The School of Athens - Raphael - 1510-11, fresco, Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City, Italy.

The School of Athens - Raphael - 1510-11, fresco, Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City, Italy.

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