Humanism in Renaissance Art

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Humanism in Renaissance Art

  1. 1. Kris Jacobson CIL 505 8/4/11 Adapted from Renaissance Connection
  2. 2. How Humanism Changes Renaissance Art <ul><li>Changes in art illustrate changes in the Renaissance view of people and their place in the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Middle Ages <ul><li>Middle Ages last from the 3rd Century through the 13 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is centered around the church and religion </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic subjects are religious </li></ul>
  4. 4. Art in the Middle Ages <ul><li>Most art has religious subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Figures always wear clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Saints have halos </li></ul><ul><li>The size of figures reflects their importance ( hieratic scale ) </li></ul><ul><li>Background is often gold, representing heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Figures are represented ideally, not as individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Used tempera (egg-based) paints </li></ul>Jacopa di Cione Madonna and Child in Glory 1360/65 Tempera and gold on panel
  5. 5. <ul><li>Begins in the 14 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>People begin to read the literature of Classical Greece and Rome </li></ul><ul><li>People begin learning about government, philosophy and art from these Classical writings </li></ul><ul><li>People began to study the natural world, astronomy, math, and engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Humans and their relationship to the world become a major focus of art, science, and literature </li></ul><ul><li>Artists created works outside of the church and began to sign their own works. </li></ul>Renaissance
  6. 6. Art in the Renaissance <ul><li>Saints are depicted as more human </li></ul><ul><li>Saints are the same size as humans </li></ul><ul><li>Halos fade and eventually disappear </li></ul><ul><li>Natural landscape is used as background </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective is used to create the appearance of 3 dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>Oil paint gives a more natural appearance of light and shadow and texture </li></ul>Giovanni Agostino da Lodi Adoration of the Shepherds About 1505 Oil on wood panel
  7. 7. Compare the Two Paintings
  8. 8. <ul><li>Do the artists use hieratic scale ? </li></ul><ul><li>How are the halos different in each painting? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the landscapes look true to life in each picture? Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the artists represent distance in each painting? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell if the artists used tempera or oil paints ? </li></ul>Questions
  9. 9. Details <ul><li>Duccio di Buoninsegna Maestà, </li></ul><ul><li>1308-1311 </li></ul><ul><li>Tempera on wood </li></ul><ul><li>Guiliano Bugiardini </li></ul><ul><li>Madonna and Child with St. John, 1510 </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on panel </li></ul>

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