Paintings of Mary Magdalene as a Renaissance lady dressed in velvet. Ambrosius Benson, artist (1495-1500 – 1550). Born in Lombardy, he served his apprenticeship with  painter Gerard David in Bruges. Considered a painter of the Flemish school.

Mary Magdalene holding an ointment jar. Late 15th c, before 1550. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on panel. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via

Mary Magdalene Reading. ca. 1530-1540. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on oak wood. Attributed to Ambrosius Benson. Ca’ d’Oro/Galleria Giorgio Franchetti, Venice, on loan from the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via
The Magdalen Reading. ca. 1525. Lombard/Flemish. Oil on oak wood. Collections of the National Gallery, London. © The National Gallery, London. Fair use license. via

Paintings with so much going on you could get tired just looking at them. Bavarian. Albrecht Altdorfer, artist. Living from 1480 to 1538 in Regensburg during the Northern Renaissance, Altdorfer acquired an interest from his father who painted miniatures.

The Battle of Alexander at Issus.” 1529. Bavarian. Oil on panel. Collections of the Alte Pinakothek, Munich. Signed and dated on the bottom left “AA / 1529 / ALBRECHT ALTORFER ZU REGENSPVRG FECIT.” In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via,_The_Battle_of_Alexander_at_Issus.jpg
“The Battle of Issus.” (Fragment). ca. 1529. Image © 1996-2020,, Inc.  Fair use license. via