16th Century. European Renaissance

In this gallery you will find Michelangelo (1475-1567) featured prominently with a few of his masterpieces. Michelangelo can be placed chronologically at the start of the highest and richest period of the European Renaissance in Europe.

His most famous work, which you can find below in a few guises is the towering statue of David, which was first exposed in Florence in 1504 and is still there today. Alongside Michelangelo’s David, you will also find French masters like Germain Pilon and Jean Goujon.