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  • 1. Examples of Art andITALIAN RENAISSANCE Artwork from Italy, 1300- 1500
  • 2. WHATMAKES ANITALIANRENAISSANCE ARTIST?As we look atthese fivepaintings, thinkabout…• What is the subject?• Who is p o r t r aye d i n t h e p i c t ur e ?• What type o f m a te r i al s are used?• What te c h n i q ue s are used?
  • 3. MONALISA , BYLEONARDODA VINCIT h e wo m a n i s awe a l t hymerchant’s wife.The painting isrealistic and lifel i ke , w i t ha t te n t i o n todetail.Notice how thebackgroundf a d e s i n to t h edistance,through the useof “perspective.”There is theillusion ofdepth.More info.
  • 4. CESTELLOANNUNCIATION, BYBOTTICELLIThe paintingdepicts a biblicalscene, with theArchangel Gabrielvisiting the VirginM a r y.Notice how thebackgroundthrough thewindow vanishesinto thedistance, addingan illusion ofdepth. Moreperspective.The painting wasdone with“tempura,” a kindof waterbased, acrylicpaint.Read more hereand here.
  • 5. SCHOOL OFATHENS, BYRAPHAELThis paintingfeaturesimportantphilosophersfrom AncientGreece andRome, likeAristotle, Plato, and Pythagoras.Geometric linesand perspectiveare used to greatef fect to add anincredible depthand “3d” natureto the painting.The many figuresare painted withrealistica n a t o m y. N o t i c ethe detail in themuscles.Read more hereand here.
  • 6. NATIVIT Y /BIRTH OFMARY, BYGHIRLANDAIOThis paintingdepicts the birthof the VirginM a r y, a b i b l i c a lc h a r a c te r. I ta l s o p o r t r ay sthe life ofwe a l t hy, u p p e rclass merchantsi n Re n a i s s a n c eI t a l y.The use ofperspectiveagain addsd e p t h to t h epainting. Noticethe stairsrunning alongthe left side ofthepainting, andt h e wa l l o n t h eright.Re a d m o r e h e r e .
  • 7. BATTLE OFSANROMANO, BY UCCELLOThis painting issomewhatdif ferent fromthe others,looking lessrealistic.H o w e v e r, i t i s aclear example ofperspective.Lines are alignedto create anillusion of depth,and thebattlefielddisappearsagainst thehorizon.The subject is abattle involving aFlorentine nobleleading hissoldiers.The painting wasdone in tempura,a kind of waterc o l o r.Read more here.