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  1. Renaissance Art

  2. Art and Patronage • Italians were willing to spend a lot of money on art. • Art communicated social, political, and spiritual values. • Italian banking & international trade interests had the money. (Medici Family) • Public art in Florence was organized and supported by guilds. Therefore, the consumption of art was used as a form of competition for social & political status!

  3. Characteristics of Renaissance Art

  4. 1. Realism & Expression • Expulsion fromthe Garden • Masaccio • 1427 • First nudes sinceclassical times.

  5. 2. Perspective First use of linear perspective! • The Trinity • Masaccio • 1427

  6. 3. Classicism • Greco-Roman influence • Secularism • Humanism • Individualism  free standing figures. • Symmetry/Balance The “Classical Pose”Medici “Venus”

  7. 4. Emphasis on Individualism • Batista Sforza & Federico de Montefeltre: The Duke & Dutchess of Urbino • Piero della Francesca, 1465-1466.

  8. 5. Geometrical Arrangement of Figures • The Dreyfus Madonna with the Pomegranate • Leonardo da Vinci • 1469 • The figure as architecture!

  9. 6. Artists as Personalities/Celebrities • Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, andArchitects • Giorgio Vasari • 1550

  10. Ginevra de’ Benci

  11. Early Renaissance

  12. The Tribute Money

  13. #1 Donatello 1386-1466 • The sculptor’s Masaccio • David (1430-32) • First free standing, life-size nude since Classical period • Contrapposto • Sense of Underlying skeletal structure

  14. The Penitent Magdalen (Donatello) real gaunt “Speak, speak or the plague take you!”

  15. The Italian Renaissance • Leonardo • Michelangelo • Raphael

  16. Da VinciMona Lisa (1503-06)Perspective,Anatomy, Composition

  17. Cultural icon

  18. The Last Supper • Emotions • Response

  19. Michelangelo • David • MichelangeloBuonarotti • 1504 • Marble

  20. Raphael School of Athens 1510

  21. Da Vinci Raphael Michelangelo

  22. Plato:looks to theheavens [or the IDEALrealm]. Aristotle:looks to thisearth [thehere andnow].

  23. Pythagoras

  24. Ptolemy Euclid