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Art of the renaissance

Art of the Renaissance

By: Robert, Sarah, Monet, Angelo, Bianca, Laura Jeanne

Art of the renaissance

Renaissance artists wanted to imitate

nature in their works. They wanted

people to see the reality of the objects or events they were showing.

Art of the renaissance


  • Painted fresco's in Florence at the beginning of the 15th century

  • A fresco is a painting done on fresh, wet plaster with water-based paints

  • His paintings had depth and came alive

  • He mastered the laws of perspective which enabled him to create the illusion of 3 dimensions

  • Developed a new realistic style of painting

Art of the renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci

  • Mastered the art of realistic painting and even dissected human bodies to better see how nature worked

  • He also stressed the need to advance beyond realism

  • His goal to create idealized forms that would capture the perfection of nature and the individual perfection

  • Painted the Last Supper

Art of the renaissance


  • Painted numerous Virgin Mary's that were admired by many

  • At the age of 25 he was already one of Italy's best painter

  • He tried to achieve an ideal of beauty far surpassing human standards

  • Well known for his fresco's the Vatican Palace

  • School of Athen reveals a world of balance, harmony, and order

  • The underlying principles of the art of the classic world of Greece and Rome

Art of the renaissance


  • Was inspired by the buildings of classic Rome to create new architecture in Florence

  • The Medici hired him to design the church of San Lorenzo

  • Like painters and sculptors, Renaissance architects sought to reflect a human-centered world

  • He used columms and rounded arches to create an environment that doesn't overwhelm the worshipper

Art of the renaissance

Jan Van Eyck

  • Jan Van Eyck was one of the first to use oil paint.

  • Oil paints enabled artist to use a wide variety of colors and create fine details in his painting

  • Like other Northern Renaissance artists, Jan Van Eyck imitated nature not by using perspective, as Italians did.

  • He would simply observe reality and portray details the best he could.



  • Was a painter, sculptor, and architect

  • Artistic master of the High Renaissance

  • Figures on the ceiling on the Sistine Chapel

  • Michelangelo painted people in their natural state (naked)

  • He was the oldest of all

    of the Artisans

  • He lived to be 88



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