Conclusively, Botticelli’s painting the Birth of Venus, was one of the most insightful paintings of the Renaissance. It gave amazing painting techniques and depictions of the ideal women. It portrayed parts of Greek mythology beliefs and showed just why Venus was the main focus of the painting due to her beauty and grace. This masterpiece represents the birth of love and that spiritual beauty is a main force of life. After 500 years, colors may fade and paint may chip but the breathtaking message Botticelli was trying to perceive about Greek mythology and beauty will always stay.
He used his paintbrush like a pen or a pencil to outline. He was more interested in making his paintings beautiful in a fantasy type of way. He died a lonely man having done little or no more painting in the last ten years. Who was this famous artist? Botticelli. Thoughtful and clever, Botticelli painted many famous masterpieces.
“Vasari's book offers his personal evaluation of the works of these artists, as well as discussions on the state of the arts. His easy, natural writing style helped to make his book one of the most enduring of art histories.”
Tintoretto became unpopular with other artist from his time because he was perfidious in accruing commissions and ready to chicanery on his competitors. Even though dishonest his tactics served his purpose, to become well known as a painter. Jacopo Tintoretto (September 29, 1518 - May 31, 1594). For his prodigious vivacity in his paintings he was termed II Furioso, his dramatic use of perspective space and special lighting effects made him to be the greatest vanquisher of Mannerism, as well as one of the last great painters of the Renaissance. One only needs to look at Scuola di S. Rocco, The Crucifixion or The Miracle of St. Mark Freeing the Slave to see the greatness of his talent, and the skill of his own style. Henry James wrote of the stupendous Crucifixion: “Surely no single picture in the world contains more of human life: there is everything in it, including the most exquisite beauty.” (Nicolas Pioch. “The High Renaissance.” Web Museum, Paris, Web. 14 Oct 2002.)
...tions about the boundaries between human and divine creation comes up, to what degree can either take place of the other and the artist’s godlike power to instill “dead things” with a sense of life in their artistic creations (Hamburgh, 1988). Mannerism received a lot of criticism and violated the artistic values of the Renaissance. Rosso received high regard from Vasari, a prominent historian, who described him as a “man of splendid presence with a gracious and serious manner of speaking, a good musician and with knowledge of philosophy.” Perceptions on Mannerism arts have fluctuated over the years and have received positive remarks recently. The desire by Rosso to shock and rebel against the accepted standards makes his arts stand out from the arts at his time. Rosso’s arts are indeed a beautiful sight to behold but violates the widely spread ideas in the society.
This painting has deviated from the standard Renaissance model in that it goes beyond depicting subjects and scene, and employs exaggerated form, color emphasis, abnormal planar depiction, and visual directionality. The aspects of this painting have become the embodiment of the story told and the characters there held. The artist has used various techniques of color, line, and juxtaposition in order to portray an idea which supersedes the sum of its parts, and thereby leads the viewer through a thought.
Art is said to be the expression of the soul; however, quite often, one is unable to truly know the artist by his or her works alone. So is the case of the postimpressionist painter Paul Gauguin. while the paintings of Paul Gauguin do not reveal all of his life, the paintings are very much so a reflection of Gauguin’s views on life.
Ever since the arrival of the Renaissance, new ways of approaching art physically and emotionally have been introduced by some of the most prominent men of the rebirth and by many lesser known people. The innovators of the Renaissance have brought into the art world many new characteristics and techniques to paintings and sculptures. From experimentation, to observation, to getting in touch with the human body and mind, artists of the time period were able to learn and build upon that knowledge. The information and innovations they contributed sculpted the modern world of creativity for us to learn, use, and develop our own styles for future generations in the light of artistic encouragement.
The artistic theme in which an artist depicts the Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ as a child is known as the ‘Madonna and Child’. This depiction has its roots in Early Christian art due to the iconic roles that Christ and Mary play in the Christian religion (Dunkerton 37). The ‘Madonna and Child’ has had a place in many of the early periods and traditions of art. Religious themes were able to command such a strong presence in the history of art due to their role as devotional aides in churches and other religious buildings (Dunkerton 27). Religious art was well maintained by religious orders and churches, and many patrons throughout early history were tied to the Catholic Church. In the 1400s, religious artwork continued to play a prominent role, but a revival of the Classical form also started to occur. The period known as the renaissance was marked by a desire to look back on the past and a sense of individualism. The era also brought about the use of new and classical techniques for art such as naturalism, perspective, and proportion. Nonetheless, art during this period remained diverse as several art traditions, influences, and patrons contributed to the outcome of an artist’s work. The National Gallery of Ireland possesses a few of depictions of the Virgin Mary and Child in its collection of Early Italian work. The first work I will discuss is a work by Zanobi di Jacopo Machiavelli known as ‘Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints’, which was complete in 1470. The second work is known as, ‘The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints John the Baptist and Lucy’, and was completed by Marco Palmezzano in 1513 (National Gallery of Ireland: Essential Guide). While created around the same time period and within close geographical proxim...
The art of Fernando Botero is widely known, revered, paraphrased, imitated and copied, For many, his characteristic rounded, sensuous forms of the human figure, animals, still lifes and landscapes represent the most easily identifiable examples of the modern art of Latin America. For others, he is a cultural hero. To travel with Botero in his native Colombia is to come to realize that he is often seen less as an artist and more as a popular cult figure. In his native Medellín he is mobbed by people wanting to see him, touch him or have him sign his name to whatever substance they happen to be carrying.