- from Leonardo da Vinci
Renaissance art is very different from Gothic art, which came before it. Renaissance artists painted more realistically than their predecessors did.
In the Renaissance, portraits of real people used the actual proportions of the human body. The landscapes were naturalistic, depicting nature as it actually appeared. Renaissance painters used perspective to make their work 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 contemporaries.