A look at the people, places, and conspiracies of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code

Art & Artists of The Da Vinci Code

Art and artists from Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

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Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

Titian is the sobriquet for one of the great painters of the Renaissance era, Tiziano Vecellio. Born in the small town of Pieve di Cadore, he was taken to Venice by his brother when he was 10, and apprenticed to learn mosaics with Sebastian Zuccato. However, he soon switched to the studio of Giovanni Bellini, a noted Venetian painter. In this new studio Titian thrived.

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Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso

Picasso created art at a frantic pace to the end of his life. From age 87 to age 91 he created more than 500 etchings, 350 paintings, and 260 drawings! Over the course of his life, he created more than 20,000 works of art. He died at the age of 92 in his villa near Mougins, France.

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Georgia O’Keeffe

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Georgia O’Keeffe

One of the first artists to experiment with abstract form was Georgia O´Keeffe (1887-1986). She had several different personas, however, which sometimes obscured her massive achievements as an artist. What remains clear is the fact that throughout her 80-year career, visionary use of abstraction was O´Keeffe´s her hallmark.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Michelangelo Buonarroti

Known by all as one of the primary artists of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Buonarroti created some of the most compelling sculptures and paintings of his time. Even in the 89th year of his life, Michelangelo was still hard at work creating the Rondanini Pieta. Although Michelangelo Buonarroti passed away on February 18, 1564, no one before or after him had as much influence on the development of Western art.

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Georges la Tour

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In 1639, the King of France presented him with 100 francs for some service and from this time forward, he was known as “Sir Georges la Tour, painter of His Majesty.” Both the King and Henri de La Fertá-Senneterre the governor of Lorraine, were art lovers and patrons of Georges. Between the two of them, they commissioned a great deal of his work.

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Albrecht Dürer

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Albrecht Dürer

The first artist to create the sincerest form of self-flattery was not one we would necessarily suspect. Albrecht Dürer created several self-portraits during his lifetime, not as acts of vanity, but to serve as a picturesque diary depicting the transformation of a young German artist to that of an innovative Northern Renaissance Master.

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