Renaissance Art. As with Renaissance Literature, three themes of Renaissance Art: Humanism, Secularism, and Classicism.
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As with Renaissance Literature, three themes of Renaissance Art: Humanism, Secularism, and Classicism.
The Renaissance will see a shift in art - from art purely for the sake of glorifying God and teaching Biblical and Catholic lessons to art for the sake of also glorifying human beings and their Earthly emotions, experiences, surroundings.
Realism will be the key to Renaissance art, as compared to Medieval Art…
Medieval depiction of Charlemagne’s coronation in 800.
Fra Angelico, AKA Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John from Fiesole 1395 - 1455)
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The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
Leonardo da Vinci
Depicts St. Anne, her daughter the Virgin Mary, and the infant Jesus.
Details from The Sistine Chapel Ceiling
The Prophet Ezechiel
The Creation of the Sun,
the Moon and the Planets
The Last Judgement
Group of Swiss Soldiers, the Mass of Bolsena
Portrait of a Cardinal
Pope Paul III and His Grandsons
Portrait of Charles V at the Battle of Muhlberg
Italian Renaissance Vs. Northern Renaissance
Italian: Classical mythology, religious scenes.
Northern: Domestic interiors, portraits, religious scenes.
Italian: Symmetrical, balanced, good sense of mass, linear perspective.
Northern: Attention to surface detail, naturalism.
Italian: Figures with mass and volume, knowledge of underlying anatomy.
Northern: Minute surface detail.
Italian: Fresco, tempera, oil.
Northern: Oil on panel.
The Virgin and Child with a Monkey
The Blind Leading the Blind