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Renaissance Art
LT: I CAN:
• ANALYZE MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ART
• COMPARE ARTISTIC STYLES AND THEMES IN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ART
• ANALYZE HOW ART IMITATES LIFE
Entry Task: Name the four
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
The Renaissance
REVOLUTIONIZES ART!
Pre-Renaissance Art
 Religious Subjects
 Portray the ideal, not reality
English 1120-1145
Revolutions in Arts
 The use of perspective
became popular in
Renaissance art
 What is perspective?

Use of 3 dimensions on a
flat surface
Realism
 Renaissance artists
began using more
realism in art
 More emphasis on the
individual
 Characters took on more
human qualities


Emotions
Feelings
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of Renaissance Art
Donatello
 Sculpture
 Created natural postures
and expressions
Donatello sculpted
the marble David ca.
1409; the bronze
David ca.
1430. Cosimo de'
Medici
commissioned the
bronze David and
placed it in the
courtyard of the
Medici Palazzo in
Florence.
Raphael
 Advanced Realism
 First to really use 2 point
perspective
 Commissioned by Pope
Julius II to fill his library
with paintings
Raphael St. George
Fighting the Dragon
1504-06 (220 Kb); Oil
on wood, 28.5 x 21.5 cm
(11 1/8 x 8 3/8 in);
National Gallery of Art,
Washington
Michelangelo
 Sculptor
 Poet
 Architect
 Painter
David, 1504
Sistine Chapel Ceiling,
1508
St. Peter’s Basilica,
Vatican City
Michelangelo oversaw
the construction and
changed the
architecture
Leonardo daVinci
 A true renaissance man
 Painter
 Sculpter
 Inventor
 Scientist
Mona Lisa or La
Gioconda (1503–
1505/1507)—Louvre,
Paris, France
The Last Supper
(1498)—Convent of Sta.
Maria delle Grazie,
Milan, Italy
Italian vs. Northern
Renaissance
 What are the key differences you see between Italian
and Northern Renaissance Art?
Renaissance in Northern Europe
 Northern art
 More realism than Italian art
 Flanders – artistic center for northern Europe (Flemish
artists)
Comparing Medieval and
Renaissance Art
What are some things you might think
about when looking at artwork?
 What you see in the piece
 What you think the meaning/theme of the piece is
 How the piece of art reflects life during the time
period it was created
 If you like the piece of art or not
“Madonna and
Child in Glory” Jacopo
di Cione
Renaissance in Northern Europe
 Changing circumstances in northern Europe
End of 100 Years War
Eventual end of bubonic plague
 Ideas spread north from Italy
Artists who returned from Italy
 Growth in merchant class
 Support from monarchies
Northern Renaissance: Jan Van Eyck
 Flemish Painter
Jan van Eyck
 Giovanni
Arnolfini
and his Bride
Renaissance in Northern Europe
 Literature also changes
 Focus on living good life according to the bible –
Christian humanism

Desiderius Erasmus
The Praise of Folly
 Poked fun at those who weren’t leading good Christian lives


Thomas More
Utopia
 Imagines a perfect world

Renaissance in England
 Began during reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-
1603)
Great
supporter of the arts
 Period referred to as the Elizabethan Age
 World’s most famous playwright
William Shakespeare
Renaissance in Northern Europe
 Development of the modern printing press around
1440
 Johan Gutenberg
 Why was this important?
Could mass produce printed materials
 People able to buy books
 Increase literacy
 People now better informed

Effects of the Renaissance
 What were the effects of the Renaissance?
 Changes in the arts reflect growth of humanism
 Peoples’ view of life changed
 Advances in printing made more information available – rise
in literacy
 People begin to question authority
Religion
Political
structures