During the reformation, a religious schism which divided europe spiritually, was heavily influenced by humanist thinking.
Gustav Vasa liberates Stockholm, reasserting Sweden’s independence from Denmark-Norway and initiating rule of the house of Vasa.
Palazzo Del Te was built by architect Romano, a pupil of Raphael, for duke Federico II Gonzaga in Mantua, Italy, as a pleasure palace.
The Italian high renaissance painting, Jupiter and Jo was painted by Correggio for Federico II of Gonzaga, duke of Mantua, Italy.
Biblioteca Marciana, venetian public library, was sponsored by cardinal Bessarion, who donated his 250 manuscripts and printed works.
Madonna with the long neck mannerist artist Parmigianino was defined by unusual spatial compositions and elongated figures.
The last judgment is a fresco in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican city, by Italian artist, Michelangelo, commissioned by Pope Paul III.
Gripsholm was built by king Gustav Vasa as a renaissance castle in Mariefred, Sweden, to serve as the main residences of the royal house.
Venus of Urbino is the most sensual oil paintings of the 16th century by the Italian painter, Titian, later bought by duke of Camerino.
Palazzo Grimani is the only renaissance roman mannerist inspired house in Venice purchased by Antonio Grimani, duke of Venice.
Vadstena Castle was built on initiative of king Gustav Vasa as a fortress to protect Stockholm from enemies from the south.
Pope Paul III and his grandsons is an oil painting on canvas by Italian painter, Titian, commissioned by the Farnese family.