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Renaissance Art



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
    • More simplified design
    • Proportional relationships
    • Use of natural space
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  • Renaissance architects used classical design such as domes, pillars, and arches View slide
    • 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
    • Focus on the religious
    • Stylized figures and objects
    • Divine nature as opposed to realism
    • 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
  • 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