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Week 4.16th century italian renaissance.overview Week 4.16th century italian renaissance.overview Presentation Transcript

  • 16th Century Italian ArtThe High Renaissance and Mannerism1500--1599
  • Guiding Question/s Why should the artist be privileged?  Because he makes his own decisions (more and more)  Because he is divinely inspired  Because of his personal style
  • Geography of Focus
  • Guiding Events and Figures These may be political, scientific, literary, philosophical, religious Sack of Rome in 1527  Ends the High Renaissance and brings about Mannerism Counter Reformation  A Catholic attempt to combat Protestantism Council of Trent in 1533—1563  An attempt by the Church to reform itself  Leads to the Roman Inquisition Pope Julius the II and Pope Leo X  Major patrons trying to rebuild Rome to its former (ancient) glory
  • Reflections of the Age MUSIC PHILOSOPHY Palestrina  Baldasarre Castiglione’s  Music Director for the Vatican Book of the Courtier  Simplifies the Mass for the lay person  Emphasizes nonchalance as a character to adopt as  Forms characterized by a traditional, an educated person “Gregorian Chant”-like style
  • A Comparison RENAISSANCE MANNERISM Symmetrical  Asymmetrical compositions compositions Harmonious colors  Cold, surprising colors (Michelangelo) Proportional figures  Disproportionate Illusions of space Figures Themes are rational,  No illusions of space Greco-Roman  Themes are mysterious, abstracted
  • PARMIGIANINO,Madonna with the Long Neck,MANNERISM Characteristics: Disproportionate figures Elongated fingers, neck of Mary Elongated thigh to far left Elongated body of Christ child Asymmetrical Composition Figures compacted to left side Head Cluster Background Irrational No illusion of receding space
  • In subsequent presentations, you willlearn more about: The four main artists of the High Renaissance, their characters, and their primary stylistic contributions How Mannerism rejects the RenaissanceThese presentations will prepare you toincorporate the information in theassignments and assessments for theweek