Early Italian Renaissance seems to be the leader in both of these. Masaccio alone shows outstanding command of both. His conquering of shadows can be best seen in his work entitled “Tribute”, and his artistry of perspective can be seen in “The Holy Trinity”. There are many similarities in these two as well as differences. It seems that no matter what time period the figures are always painted to match the characteristics of those in the area.
Madonna of the Meadow painted in between 1505-1506 is one of many of the Madonna and Child that Raphael Sanzio had painted. It is also one of many surviving painting of the Madonna and Child. This painting is displayed in the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna. In this painting Mary has a landscape behind her that was suggested by Leonardo De Vinci. The young child between her legs holding her right hand is Christ.
When comparing Cimabue’s Enthroned Madonna and Child and Giotto’s Ognissanti Madonna, one would find that even though the paintings are of the same thing, they have many differences. Cimabue painted Enthroned Madonna and Child in c. 1285 which falls in the late medieval times. However twenty years later, Giotto’s Ognissanto Madonna was created c. 1305, during the early Renaissance. The images that are in the paintings are similar, however they do have differences within them. These differenances are slight between the paintings.
Painted by Fra Filippo Lippi in the Renaissance, ca. 1406 CE, Madonna and Child with Two Angels was painted towards the end of his career. Comprised of tempera on a 36x 25 inch wood panel, the painting depicts the Virgin Mary with her hands in a prayer. The child Jesus is held up in front of her by two angels. The angel in the foreground gives the viewer a playful glance, seemingly on the verge of laughter.
Its popularity among the masses can be understood by the fact that the image has been used by most religious foundation in expression of Jesus and His mother Marry during the child’s tender age (Gelfand, 2000). It’s one of the most treasured paintings in the world. When compared to the Italian standards, the panel is said to be very minor, but its regard is extensively expressed with respect to many other paintings that are said to be, in the ancient times, the most regarded.
By looking at these paintings literally, i saw there were a group of naked people on each paintings. People in both paintigs were around the ocean. And there was one person being the focus. Actually, these two paintings were Raphael's Galatea and Botticelli's The Birth of Venus . Raphael's Galatea was painted during the High Renaissance period while Botticelli's The Birth of Venus was from the period of Early Renaissaance.
The Meeting of Joachim and Anna vs. The Annunciation While studying Renaissance art, particularly Italian art spanning from the 14th century through the 16th century, many similarities can be noted throughout paintings by various artists, yet major differences and variances can also be detected when it comes to the style that each artist chose to pursue. Each painting holds its own importance and displays its own outstanding aspects that make it great regardless of style. In Giotto di Bondone’s painting of The Meeting of Joachim and Anna from the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy, the technique known as fresco was used. This type of painting technique uses colors that are applied to fresh plaster.
The Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Francis by Pietro Perugino is an oil on wood painting depicting the Virgin Mary with Saints Jerome and Francis. This Early Renaissance altarpiece, dating from the years 1507-15, was commissioned from Perugino by Giovanni di Matteo Schiavone to be built in the church of Santa Maria de ' Servi, Perugia. The body’s of the six figures in the painting are in correct proportion and are very naturalistic. This is Stemming back to the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures that placed a high value on the faithful representation of the natural world and human body. Most notably, baby Jesus is seen very plump and with a child’s face; very different from earlier Italian art that featured him.
Fourthly, the artist demonstrates many techniques to portray that the painting has a style of realism. Lastly, the artist emphasizes Jesus heavily in the painting to show that he is the most important person in the piece. According to the book, “Art History” written
Alberti, in his On the Art of Building in Ten Books was the first translation of Vitruvius in the Renaissance. It had a great influence on the arts in the Renaissance, considering ornament as something additional: "ornament may be defined as a form of auxiliary light and complement to beauty. From this it follows, I believe, that beauty is some inherit property, to be suffused all through the body of that which may be called beautiful; whereas ornament, rather than being inherent, has the character of something attached or additional." On the other hand, Palladio being the last and the greatest of the Renaissance theorists, achieved his reputation because of the clarity with which he presented in his Four Books of Architecture. Palladio differs from both Vitruvius and Alberti which reflects the change in the role of the architect during the sixteenth century.