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The museum’s Renaissance collection represents a range of artistic traditions from western Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Though artists cultivated regional styles, their work also reveals that artistic and intellectual ideas frequently traveled across international borders. During this period, artists explored new approaches to sacred images and were also influenced by humanism, a movement that revived interest in classical literature and mythology.

School of Fontainebleau
French, 16th century
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
ca. 1530 (?)
Oil on panel
39 x 27 ¼ in. (99.1 x 69.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Thomas T. Solley Memorial, 76.14.1

Workshop of Giambologna
Flemish (active in Italy), 1529‒1608
ca. 1570
8 ½ x 11 x 3 ½ in. (21.6 x 27.9 x 8.9 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Herman B Wells, 61.14

Follower of Giovanni Bellini
Venetian, ca. 1431/36‒1516
Madonna and Child in a Landscape, ca. 1515
Oil on panel
23 ¾ x 19 ½ in. (60.3 x 49.5 cm)
Eskenazi Museum of Art
The Samuel H. Kress Study Collection, 62.160