Throughout Dante’s journey in hell and Purgatory, Dante was guided by Virgil. (The Divine Comedy 1: Hell, 1.102) This is an interesting aspect of the story because Virgil happened to be a Roman poet who, through his book The Aeneid, convinced many Romans to believe that Caesar was a god. By placing Virgil as his guide in these books, Dante seemed to lean toward the very non-Christian ideas of the Pagans. The last place that Dante’s writing is flawed is the many extra details he attempts to place into his writing as biblical. For example, Dante gave an in-depth description of hell, stating that it was split into many levels with punishments fit for different types of sins.
I was done. After the workshop, we had a group discussion on what our paintings meant to us and why we painted them. I didn’t have an explanation at the time so I responded with a bogus answer of, “ I think rainbows are pretty,” which quite frankly is the dumbest response; however, part of me definitely knew why I painted what I did. I was initially apprehensive to the thought of me being gay because I’d liked boys before but I also thought girls were really pretty, and yet I still doubted my
Between the 14th and 16th century, Italy went through what they termed as Renaissance which was characterized by several changes in the country. As described in Italy, Renaissance means rebirth or rebuilding of a given societal role. The transition of the country came from the medieval to the early European period where different normal operations of the society were greatly altered. Before the rebirth process began, the Italians had the desire to rebuild some of their greatest being thus the creation of the Renaissance process. As a result of the process, Italy had several achievements regarding science, literature, philosophy, music and arts.
Bosch’s "Triptych of The Temptation of St. Anthony" and Boccaccio 's "Tenth Day: Tenth Story" both show the portrayal of human emotion in response to suffering. Both of these works of art use emotional realism. Emotional realism is a term used to describe the work of artists and writers who attempt to depict human emotion in a truthful, or realistic, manner. Boccaccio 's was born in Italy and was drawn to the arts.
The Renaissance period brought progression, change, and beauty. Artists, scientists, and scholars began to look back at the attainments of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, study the classical texts and create their own accomplishments using the knowledge they acquired. Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian writer, historian, diplomat, and humanist who made many contributions during the Renaissance period. He
Reubens was known for his paintings that were based on religion and mythology. As baroque artist his paintings were mainly on religion and specifically the Catholic faith. In this painting, however, he borrowed from the Greek myth. " Prometheus Bound” has the image of the Greek Titan, Prometheus, who is lying in a prostrate position.
The Renaissance, which began in the 14th century at the end of the Medieval Period and continued until the 17th century in Europe, was a movement of “rebirth” of the classical Ancient Greek and Roman culture and a new interest in science. Through the Renaissance, Europe was able to develop in every field and produce a lot of great and influential people as well as many masterpieces. Renaissance also brought many new ideas which caused changes that built the foundations of revolutions such as the Reformation, which is a religious movement that rejected the Roman Catholic doctrine and practice and started the Protestant sects (Merriam Webster). The Renaissance encouraged people to increase their interest in learning and question their lives and the Church, which in turn triggered the advent of the Reformation that questioned the validity of the Roman Catholic Church. One of the main Renaissance thinking, ‘humanism’, which put emphasis on humans, influenced people’s perspectives about lives and the Catholic Church.
The Last Supper depicts the story told in the bible as the last meal Jesus had with his disciples before being crucified. Jesus made the statement that someone would betray him. Thesis work of art is an attempt to catch the chaos in the room after Jesus made the statement. Catherine Sundt makes the statement ,” The Last Supper and Handel’s Messiah are not Christian teachings, but rather art inspired by Christianity”(Sundt 77).
Bernini had the type of style that other sculptors wanted to try and tackle, especially his rivals like Algardi and Finelli. Others have tried to do copy his caricature approach, but none have been able to capture the emotional moments in the same way that Bernini can. Bernini’s portrait of Costanza Buonarelli was one of the first intimate portraits of a woman, that depicted the sitter in “a storm of passion. ”The portrait illustrated her right before or after a sexual encounter, which was unheard of at this time and was repeated by Bernini years later in the Ecstasy of St. Teresa. Gian Lorenzo Bernini puts most of his concentration to the face of his sculptures which is very different from that of Algardi and especially Finelli, who failed to put slim to none detail to face and expression of their portraits.
“The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed then by what it achieved.” - Walter Pater. Benozzo Gozzoli was an early Italian painter during the Renaissance. He designed and painted many of the Renaissance’s greatest masterpieces, such as the Procession of the Magi, The Conversion of Saint Paul, and Virgin and Child with Angels. Gozzoli’s artwork was influenced by many things and people around him, that helped shape him to be one of the greatest painters during the Renaissance.