- from Leonardo da Vinci
Renaissance art is very different from what came before it. During this time, artists began painting more realistically.
They painted portraits of real people, using the actual proportions of the human body. Their landscapes are naturalistic, presenting nature as it actually appeared. They used perspective to make paintings look as real as possible.
Take a stroll through the Renaissance section of the museum below, and enjoy the work of some of Leonardo’s friends and rivals.