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Transcript
Renaissance Art
Italian Early and High
Renaissance Art
Medieval
Art
Characteristics of
Renaissance Art
Realism &
Expression
Expulsion from
the Garden
Masaccio, 1427
First nudes since
classical times.
Perspective
The Ideal City
Piero della Francesca, 1470
Classicism
•
Greco-Roman
influence
•
Secularism
•
Humanism
•
Individualism
•
Free standing figures
• Contrapposto
•
Symmetry/Balance
Medici “Venus”
Emphasis on Individualism
Batista Sforza & Federico de Montefeltro:
The Duke & Dutchess of Urbino
Piero della Francesca, 1465-1466
Light & Shadowing/Softening
Sfumato
Chiaroscuro
Geometrical Arrangement of Figures
The Dreyfus Madonna
with the Pomegranate
Leonardo da Vinci, 1469
Early Renaissance
Filippo Brunelleschi

1377-1446
 Commissioned to
create the dome for
Cuppolo of St. Maria
del Fiore
 Also known as “Il
Duomo”
Comparing
Domes
Other Famous Domes
Il Duomo
(Florence)
St. Peter’s
(Rome)
St. Paul’s
(London)
US capital
(Washington)
A Contest to Decorate the Cathedral:
Sacrifice of Isaac Panels
Brunelleschi
Ghiberti
Ghiberti – Gates of Paradise
Baptistry Door, Florence – 1425 - 1452
The High Renaissance





1490-1530
Italy starts to lose political and economic vitality
due to internal and external (Spain, French) threats
Supported by the Papacy - Leo X; Julius II
Pope as heir to revival of Classical Rome
New trend: Mannerism
– Distortion and restlessness emphasized
– Reaction against Early Renaissance focus on classical
perfection (perspective, shading, etc)