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This slide show compares Greek, Roman, Medieval, Italian Renaissance, and Northern Renaissance art.

This slide show compares Greek, Roman, Medieval, Italian Renaissance, and Northern Renaissance art.

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    • Rebirth of Shape and Form
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      • More simplified design
      • Proportional relationships
      • Use of natural space
    • Renaissance architects used classical design such as domes, pillars, and arches
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      • Individual and humanistic
      • Conscious of self, freedom, and dignity
      • Exterior of buildings
      • Appeal to common man
      • Relies on classical form and style
      • Realistic and natural
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      • Focus on the religious
      • Stylized figures and objects
      • Divine nature as opposed to realism
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      • Realism: use of natural lighting, perspective, space, and scale
      • Concentration on human form and lines
      • Nudes: Purity of the soul
      • Human experience, emotion, life
      Masaccio (1401-28?), Tribute Money
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    • This painting illustrates secularized art and the subjects , the Duke and Duchess of Urbino were themselves supporters of the arts
      • Teacher of Leonardo Da Vinci
      • Emotional appeal
      • Strength of individual
      • Master of the use of line and shape
      • Depth of feeling and style, though unrealistic
      • Classical subjects, influence of Rome
      • Dutch painter
      • Superb attention to detail
      • Extreme control of space and arrangement (furniture is in exact organization for a lay sacrament)
      • Focus on the betrayal of Christ instead of the Eucharist
      • Interested in the ideal world instead of the real world
    • Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519): Renaissance Man
      • The term Renaissance Man refers to a jack of all trades
      • Leonardo was an architect, inventor, engineer, painter, sculptor scientist, biologist, and musician, though few of his inventions were created in his lifetime
      • After Leonardo, to be an artist, one must be a master of all things in order to truly understand art
      • Interested in perfect forms and nature through drawing and painting
      • Not a firm believer in either science or God
      • One can only believe what one can see
    • Mona Lisa (1503-06)
    • Michelangelo (1475-1564)
      • Michelangelo was a devout Catholic as opposed to da Vinci’s skepticism
      • Only concerned with the human form and the divine intention God placed in the human form
      • His only other real interest was poetry, which da Vinci scorned
      • Believed sculpture was the purest form of art
        • The process of taking away instead of putting on
    • Michelangelo: David (1498)
      • Illustrates Michelangelo’s heroic style
      • Well muscled instead of boy like
      • He stands forever at the alert to dangers that may be presented
      • Used as symbol of Florentine readiness to protect their republic
    • Pieta (1499)
    • Moses (1515)
    • Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1508)
      • The chapel is used for important papal ceremonies and gatherings of the cardinals
      • Michelangelo commissioned to do the work, but unwillingly
      • Exemplifies Michelangelo’s vision of a new and grander humanity
    • Sistine Ceiling
    • Fall of Man (1509)
    • Creation of Adam (1511)
    • Raphael (1483-1520, Raffaello Sanzio)
      • Raphael gained immediate success partially because Leonardo and Michelangelo were in such demand and rarely produced finished works
      • Raphael was not interested in anatomy or perfect forms
      • Harmony was most important to Raphael
    • Disputa (1509): Christian Element
    • School of Athens (1510): Classical elements on opposite wall
      • Dutch Painting
      • Interior lighting
      • Mixture of secular and religious (marriage)
      • Naturalistic
      Renaissance Outside Italy
    • Pieter Bruegel, Dance of the Peasants (1568)
      • He also had a strong concentration on secular peasant life