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The High Renaissance

Man, the measure of all things.
Greek Classicism: The model       Action in repose.
A rebirth of humanism.
    Man stands alone, prepared
    to take the ...
From medieval inhibited forms
to free-standing sculpture of
the Early Renaissance.
Late Gothic:      Art depicts other
    worldly concerns. Flat, hieratic
    and dematerialized images in a
    heavenly s...
The Parthenon, Athens




FLORENCE, the NEW ATHENS
    Humanism is reborn as Man asserts
    his will in art forms imbued ...
Ghiberti   Baptistry Competition   Brunelleschi

                              And the winner is….
Bronze doors of the baptistry.
             Humanism imbued with
             Christian meaning.




Ghiberti
Baptistry of Florence
Uccelo
Early Renaissance: Exploiting linear perspective.
Mantegna

    Pre-occupation with 3D spatial effects.

Masaccio
One point perspective brings spatial harmony in a 3D illusion of reality.
The High Renaissance
A culmination of visual knowledge
and aesthetic groundbreaking.

In the brief span of 25 years, four
...
Familiar subject matter realizes its full potential in the hands of Leonardo da Vinci.
Pre-Renaissance depiction
Of the Last Supper.
 Pictorial visualization with little
 understanding or concern with
 the vis...
Ghirlandio The Last Supper

                 Do you get the point? When more is less.
Da Vinci utilizes linear perspective and groupings to organize space.
The viewer is placed in the audience; not as a parti...
Religious themes infused with…
  Idealized participants.

  Linear painting technique.

  Closed-form and Plane compositio...
Unified Compositions:
Perspective serves a greater
cause. The viewer is guided
through a scene of related
elements.
Giotto: A Late Gothic
fresco painter anticipates
the Renaissance.

  Figures appear to be
  of this world, depicted
  as t...
Raphael
The Deposition
Raphael
The School
Of Athens
Anticipating the Baroque
Titian The Deposition
Titian




Georgione
                         Venus

 The Venetian School
   Pagan art for the wealthy merchant.




     ...
Michelangelo
  The Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo’s drawing and completed fresco for the Sistine Chapel.
Just one of 320 life-sized figures painted in four and ...
Michelangelo believed the form
was in the stone, waiting for his
mallet and chisel for liberation.
Michelangelo portrays himself with the
spiritual force behind his prolific efforts.
The Last Judgment

An aging Michelangelo’s
last chapter for the west
wall of the Sistine Chapel.
Lorenzo de Medici Dusk & Dawn    Giuliano de Medici Night Day

Michelangelo’s Tomb Of The Medici Manneristic Sculpture
MANNERISM transforms “the
calm, balanced grandeur” of the
Renaissance into disquieting
distortion, ambiguity and hidden
me...
El Greco: Spanish Mannerism   Paramigianino: Italian Mannerism
Story Climax   Anti-Climax

                       Linear         Painterly

                       Time Stopped Time-In-F...
Art History 2009 Class 4 Lecture
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Art History 2009 Class 4 Lecture

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Slides accompanying Dick Nelson's art history seminar March 26, 2009.

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    In the church of Fraga (Aragon-Spain) were tested vaulted new techniques to suggest the Jesus face. http://webspace.webring.com/people/or/ramonetriu/gotico-enigmatico.html

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    ARQUITECTONICO SISTEMA PARA OFRECER UNA SUBLIMINAL CARA DE CRISTO

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Art History 2009 Class 4 Lecture

  1. 1. The High Renaissance Man, the measure of all things.
  2. 2. Greek Classicism: The model Action in repose. A rebirth of humanism. Man stands alone, prepared to take the consequences of his own actions.
  3. 3. From medieval inhibited forms to free-standing sculpture of the Early Renaissance.
  4. 4. Late Gothic: Art depicts other worldly concerns. Flat, hieratic and dematerialized images in a heavenly space of gold leaf. Duccio
  5. 5. The Parthenon, Athens FLORENCE, the NEW ATHENS Humanism is reborn as Man asserts his will in art forms imbued with Christian meaning. Brunelleschi’s Duomo
  6. 6. Ghiberti Baptistry Competition Brunelleschi And the winner is….
  7. 7. Bronze doors of the baptistry. Humanism imbued with Christian meaning. Ghiberti
  8. 8. Baptistry of Florence
  9. 9. Uccelo Early Renaissance: Exploiting linear perspective.
  10. 10. Mantegna Pre-occupation with 3D spatial effects. Masaccio
  11. 11. One point perspective brings spatial harmony in a 3D illusion of reality.
  12. 12. The High Renaissance A culmination of visual knowledge and aesthetic groundbreaking. In the brief span of 25 years, four great masters produced works unparalleled in artistic achievement. Raphael Da Vinci Michelangelo Titian Leonardo da Vinci
  13. 13. Familiar subject matter realizes its full potential in the hands of Leonardo da Vinci.
  14. 14. Pre-Renaissance depiction Of the Last Supper. Pictorial visualization with little understanding or concern with the visual realities of this world.
  15. 15. Ghirlandio The Last Supper Do you get the point? When more is less.
  16. 16. Da Vinci utilizes linear perspective and groupings to organize space. The viewer is placed in the audience; not as a participant at the table. Judas is placed in opposition to Christ at a 90 degree angle.
  17. 17. Religious themes infused with… Idealized participants. Linear painting technique. Closed-form and Plane composition. All forms a re en closed Figures and landscape within a p rescribed are placed parallel to diagram. the pictu plane. re
  18. 18. Unified Compositions: Perspective serves a greater cause. The viewer is guided through a scene of related elements.
  19. 19. Giotto: A Late Gothic fresco painter anticipates the Renaissance. Figures appear to be of this world, depicted as three dimensional, fully modeled images. Early evidence of concern with visual phenomena, but limited by the lack of knowledge of linear and aerial perspective. The Deposition
  20. 20. Raphael The Deposition
  21. 21. Raphael The School Of Athens
  22. 22. Anticipating the Baroque Titian The Deposition
  23. 23. Titian Georgione Venus The Venetian School Pagan art for the wealthy merchant. Titian
  24. 24. Michelangelo The Sistine Chapel
  25. 25. Michelangelo’s drawing and completed fresco for the Sistine Chapel. Just one of 320 life-sized figures painted in four and a half years.
  26. 26. Michelangelo believed the form was in the stone, waiting for his mallet and chisel for liberation.
  27. 27. Michelangelo portrays himself with the spiritual force behind his prolific efforts.
  28. 28. The Last Judgment An aging Michelangelo’s last chapter for the west wall of the Sistine Chapel.
  29. 29. Lorenzo de Medici Dusk & Dawn Giuliano de Medici Night Day Michelangelo’s Tomb Of The Medici Manneristic Sculpture
  30. 30. MANNERISM transforms “the calm, balanced grandeur” of the Renaissance into disquieting distortion, ambiguity and hidden meanings. Pontormo
  31. 31. El Greco: Spanish Mannerism Paramigianino: Italian Mannerism
  32. 32. Story Climax Anti-Climax Linear Painterly Time Stopped Time-In-Flux Reason Passion Renaissance Baroque Michelangelo’s David Bernini’s David

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