Europe 1300 - 1800

Italy: 15th century

The Italian city-states were filled with art — all powered by thriving merchant economies.

1400 - 1500 (Early Renaissance)

Beginner's guide

Learn how to recognize some of the characteristics of Italian Renaissance art.


Central and Northern Italy

Central and Northern Italy



All content | Italy in the 15th century

Madonnas, Saints, and angels — all so life-like and churches that recall ancient Roman architecture.

Selected Contributors | Italy: 15th century