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    • 1. Humanism and the Renaissance
      A Literary Introduction
    • 2. Definition of Humanism
      Cultural movement that helped characterize Renaissance
      Reborn interest in arts, education, classical culture of ancient Greece and Rome
      Emphasizes: reason, science, human fulfillment in the THIS world, (sometimes) rejects the importance of belief in God.
    • 3. Humanist Texts
      Taking a glimpse of Erasmus: “Prince of the Humanists
      Colloquies: Dialogue examining religious practices of Roman Catholic Church
      Works of St. Hilary: Part of editing, collecting, and translating literature
      The Praise of Folly: satire examining abuses of the Church
      Look for: common themes, style, ideas, etc.
    • 4. Humanism and Renaissance
      Primarily literary movement, but spread to the arts (architecture, paintings, sculpture)
      Emphasis on well-rounded education leads to concept of Renaissance Man
      Da Vinci: paradigm for human excellence, “polymath,” also dabbled in the arts and sciences
    • 5. Art of the Renaissance
    • 6. Differences Between the Art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
    • 7. Art of the Middle Ages was…
      • only done for the Church.
      • 8. almost exclusively about religious themes.
      • 9. painted for the purpose of conveying a message.
      • 10. generally serious and somber.
      • 11. generally fairly two dimensional.
      • 12. painted with dark colors and rigid lines
      • 13. generally painted on a gold background.
      • 14. composed mostly of frescoes and temperas.
      • 15. less realistic.
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    • 18. Art of the Renaissance was…
      • generally painted for wealthy patrons
      • 19. Often not about religious themes
      • 20. Often treated as a collector’s item or as art for art’s sake
      • 21. Often lighthearted
      • 22. Often painted with bright colors and softer lines
      • 23. Often painted with landscapes in the background
      • 24. Often painted with new techniques
      • 25. In large part oil paintings
      • 26. More realistic, but also idealized
      • 27. Typically fairly three dimensional
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    • 31. Some of the Important Painters of the Italian Renaissance were…
      Fra Angelico
      Sandro Botticelli
      Antonello da Messina
      Luca Signorelli
      Piero della Francesca
      Domenico Ghirlandaio
      Benozzo Gozzoli
      Leonardo Da Vinci
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    • 38. Art of the Renaissance
    • 39. Medieval Sculpture
      Funded by the Church
      No secular sculptures
      Carvings and/supported statues
      Abandoned Greek realism in favor of a more mystical and hieratic style
      Less naturalistic and real
      Abstract detail around simple human form
      Frontal view
      Limited expressions
    • 40. Medieval Sculpture
      Intricate designs around figures
      No emotion on faces
      Religious theme of “Saints”
      Body not in proportion
      Not free standing
    • 41. Renaissance Art
      Unlike the Medieval period wealthy individual were able to support many artist. During Medieval times majority of the patrons belonged to the church.
    • 42. Artistic style
      Back to Classical Greek Form
      • Realistic and natural
      • 43. Contrapposto
      • 44. Italian for “ Visual Arts”
      • 45. A human figure with most of weight on one foot. Shoulders and arms twist of axis from hips and legs to give a more relaxed pose.
      • 46. Perspective:
      • 47. The use of space to accurately proportion the body.
      • 48. Structure:
      • 49. From supported structures to free standing structure
      • 50. Nude figures
    • Distinctive Characteristics for Renaissance Sculpture
      While classical sculpture emphasized on perfection, Renaissance sculpture concentrated on realism and humanism
      Portrayed human emotions and human imperfections.
      Ex: Michael Angelo’s Moses showed veins and defined muscles.
    • 51. “David” by Donatello
    • 52. “David”by Micheal-Angelo
    • 53. Architecture in the Renaissance
    • 54. Medieval characteristics
      Romanesque: thick walls, small windows (slits), round arches, columns, low to the ground
      Gothic architecture: very tall (emphasized height), large arches, flying buttresses, stained glass, spikes, northern origin, large windows, vast open spaces
    • 55. Early Renaissance Characteristics
      Organized space mathematically, not by intuition
      Organized around crosses, used math, symmetry, logic, and patterns
      Inspired by ancient roman buildings
      Emphasized human achievement
    • 56. High Renaissance
      More decorated increasing in the ornate windows and the mathematical planning
      Proportional and organized
      Geometry based
      Increase in open spaces and gardens
    • 57. Mannerist
      Increasing complexity
      Increasing grandeur and ornate architecture
      Open and organized space
      Increased patterns and geometric organization
      Increase in intricate artwork to adorn the walls
    • 58. Renaissance Culture Presentation
      Created by Amodhi, Andersen, Hannah, Matthew, Sasha, and Yonit.
    • 59. The End