At first, art seemed to only focus on Jesus Christ and sin, but later on “the essence of the Renaissance” seemed to bring “stronger emotions in the subjects” and more of an “symbolic representation giving way to depictions of recognizable scenes (Document A from Theodore Rabb’s text).” The visual arts seemed to also have a greater detail of “well-defined landscapes, natural folds in drapery, and three-dimensional figures” as stated on Document A. It seems as though the human’s attention to detail seemed to be greater than ever, so that the viewers of the painting can get
Renaissance The Renaissance started in Italy in the 14th century. It was referred to as the “rebirth” because it brought back attention to art and science. The Middle-Ages was really religion-dominated. The Renaissance turned the attention to being an individual and worldly experiences; they were the main themes of the Renaissance art movement.
The Renaissance was a period of time during the 14th through 16th centuries when Ancient Greek and Roman art experienced a revival or a “rebirth”, and became more contemporary. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was one of the main artists to help born in Caprese, Italy, on March 6, 1475. Michelangelo, however, moved to Florence because of his father's work for the Florentine government. Florence happened to be a great environment for Michelangelo to thrive with his arts, and he considers Florence as his home. Shortly after, Michelangelo’s mother died when he was six, and his father was not initially ready to help him pursue his dream and talent in art. Michelangelo was known to be one of the best artists of the Italian Renaissance.
The Renaissance, the time period in European history following the Middle Ages, was a period of cultural and artistic renewal that began in Florence, Italy and spread across Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It was a revival of education, science, art, literature, and music. However, the Renaissance era is mostly famous for its art, which includes some of the most iconic and beautiful pieces of all time. The Renaissance was filled with incredible artists, with Michelangelo being remembered as one of the most famous artists of the period.
The author first introduces Caravaggio as a son of a stonemason, during this period of was one of the deepest religious fevers. The new archbishop, Carlo Borromeo, was returning for a Christian Piety due to the bubonic plague that wiped out one fifth of the Diocese that resided in Milan. During this time, the Counter-Reformation culture was very popular and figures such as Ignatius Loyola and Carlo Borromeo were very influential. Both men tried to inspire the common folk by focusing on the sacrifice of Christ by empathizing on his suffering on the cross and other stories that was central to Christianity. Carlo Borromeo believed that the visual representation of Christ must be vivid, while empathizing on his suffering and sacrifices, hoping that it will make the image grander. That is why during this time, most of the popular religious artworks emphasized on a dark, realistic, gruesome image that contrasts the delicate and light style of the Florentine craft. Caravaggio’s art style was so revolutionary that it shock most of his viewers due to its realism combined with the dynamic lighting and vivid visuals. It made many artists re-evaluate all of art’s goals and the duties of an artist. Andrew Graham-Dixon empowers Caravaggio with a sense of rich visual heritage and a desire to create a very visually stunning quality in his art – a desire that will inspire him to push the limits of his work that will deepen as time pass.
In the two different depictions of the scene Betrayal of Christ, Duccio and Giotto show their different styles on how they compose their paintings. The first decision into the composure of the painting would be the comparison of the size of surface they chose to paint on. Duccio in comparison to Giotto chooses to work on a wooden panel no wider than a foot, and Giotto went with a plaster surface with a width of ten feet. This detail alone lets the viewer know that Giotto’s artwork is embedded in detail and visual consumption. The size difference is the factor between who see’s it and what they see; the fine details and symbolism of the narrative will be better understood if the viewer can see every detail.
... the way that the artwork is resembled in the religious background of the gospel but reconstructed in to a celebrating impression. Throughout the fresco painting it depicts the myth of the Christ’s three fold temptations relating back to the article that “distinction between fresco and panel painting is sharp, and that painters are seen as competitors amongst themselves discriminating also, between the difference in genuine attempts in being better then the other.” Baxandall, “Conditions of Trade,” 26. in relation, the painting concerns the painter’s conscious response to picture trade, and the non-isolation in pictorial interests.
The artists of the Baroque had a remarkably different style than artists of the Renaissance due to their different approach to form, space, and composition. This extreme differentiation in style resulted in a very different treatment of narrative. Perhaps this drastic stylistic difference between the Renaissance and Baroque in their treatment of form, space, and composition and how these characteristics effect the narrative of a painting cannot be seen more than in comparing Perugino’s Christ Delivering the Keys of the Kingdom to St. Peter from the Early Renaissance to Caravaggio’s Conversion of St. Paul from the Baroque.Perugino was one of the greatest masters of the Early Renaissance whose style ischaracterized by the Renaissance ideals of purity, simplicity, and exceptional symmetry of composition. His approach to form in Christ Delivering the Keys of the Kingdom to St.Peter was very linear. He outlined all the figures with a black line giving them a sense of stability, permanence, and power in their environment, but restricting the figures’ sense of movement. In fact, the figures seem to not move at all, but rather are merely locked at a specific moment in time by their rigid outline. Perugino’s approach to the figures’themselves is extremely humanistic and classical. He shines light on the figures in a clear, even way, keeping with the rational and uncluttered meaning of the work. His figures are all locked in a contrapposto pose engaging in intellectual conversation with their neighbor, giving a strong sense of classical rationality. The figures are repeated over and over such as this to convey a rational response and to show the viewer clarity. Perugino’s approach to space was also very rational and simple. He organizes space along three simple planes: foreground, middle ground, and background. Christ and Saint Peter occupy the center foreground and solemn choruses of saints and citizens occupy the rest of the foreground. The middle distance is filled with miscellaneous figures, which complement the front group, emphasizing its density and order, by their scattered arrangement. Buildings from the Renaissance and triumphal arches from Roman antiquity occupy the background, reinforcing the overall classical message to the
The Renaissance was a rebirth that took place throughout Europe, it was started in Italy because of three advantages: thriving cities, a wealthy merchant class, and the heritage of Greece and Rome. `The Italian Renaissance was the rebirth of art and classical knowledge. It was a rich period of development where art became very popular in the evolving civilization. Due to the renaissance rebirth there was a greater need for: scientists, artists, and architects, many of them also used the ancient Greek and Roman ideas to help with their own projects. There were three types of renaissance too; early, high and late. In the early renaissance Sandro Batticelli, Giotto di Bondone, Donatello, and Masaccio were born into major artists and sculptors. During the High Renaissance some of the biggest artists such as: Leonardo da Vinci , Michelangelo, and Titian became popular. In the Late Renaissance works of Pontormo, Parmigianino, and Rosso Fiorentino came to be known. The Feast of the Gods painting was done by Alfonso, and has become a master piece of the Italian Renaissance era. Da Vinci was a man of both worlds, he was known not only for his amazing artwork but also for his great knowledge in science. Unlike the regular artists In his time he was a painter, architect, musician, inventor/engineer, sculptor and scientist. He was born in 1452 and in 1483 he moved to Milan where he completed his first artwork-Madonna on the Rocks. Leonardo da Vinci was also known to be a phenomenal inventor and engineer, he was asked by the government to build all kind of buildings and even create new weapons. Before his death in 1519 he started drawing hundreds of human body sketches, he found the people he wanted to draw from the nearby morgue. Da Vinci w...
This essay will closely study and describe Rosso Fiorentino’s The Descent from the Cross. The painting depicts the process of Jesus Christ being taken off of the cross.