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. Once these colors set and dry, the painting then becomes a
fields of science. Intellectuals saw this period as a point in time to question and to reconsider man’s means of continuation, and to apply these new break troughs of thought and reason to improve society. New creativeness in arts, especially classical music which was brought to life by symphonies and orchestras, and that of literature, was upheld by the elite during this period and saw this as a result of their position and power (Bietoletti, 2005). Europeans personified superiority by means of modern social, political and economical positions that were always improving, often giving birth to new ideals and styles, and continually building on previous ones. Globalization was ever growing and the economic system was taking root and developing
The eight early twentieth century artists that we researched each represent or impact the Harlem Renaissance through their art. While I was searching, I was surprised to notice names such as Van Gogh and Picasso appeared on our list, but after further research it began to make sense that if artists went to Europe, they were bound to bring back art styles that were common in Europe. Also, when I was investigating the paintings, many patterns began to stick out. I would say the art shown does not have an analytical or political tone but a more colorful, expressive, light-filled, and emotional feel. For example, most of the artists used very vivid colors in mostly bright settings as opposed to dull black and white colors.
“Light creates space”—this is how the art theorist and perceptual psychologist Rudolf Arnheim boiled down the essential meaning of depicting light in paintings (1). Space, however, comes along with the possibility to disambiguate the shape of objects, so light also assists perception of three-dimensional structures. This disambiguation is not very effective as long as the location of the light source is unknown or unreliably assessed (2). There are only rare cases where we can directly observe the source of light in paintings, e.g. explicitly showing the sun as often done in Van Gogh’s Wheat Field series of oil paintings (see Fig. S2A), or by showing a human-made light source such as candles in the famous Georges de La Tour paintings (see Fig.
Age of Discovery The Age of Discovery is a period when European monarchies sent out ships, and found out the new sea-route towards West Africa and America continent. Initially, in the 15th century, the biggest participant was the Portuguese, who was dominant in discovering the North and South Africa and South American coast of Brazil, and in slave and gold trading. Seeing the profits, increasing number of monarchies, including Spain, England and France, started to send out ships and participated in slave trading with Africa and colonizing America. Considering the timing of the Age of Discovery, I would conclude that the Renaissance is the most significant reason for the happening of Age of Discovery.
The Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy was first completed in 1481. Throughout the years, there have been multiple restorations of the ceiling to remove debris and clean the artwork. These restorations created much controversy on whether the cleaning was ethical and kept the artists initial intent. The restorations have kept the ceiling in tact and from fading in color and forms completely, however, it also changed the original beauty of Michelangelo’s work. There is not a single way to examine the legitimacy of these restorations, nor is there one correct opinion because every argument intertwines and influences the other.
Musu Barbu Art History January,12 2018 An existence without the individual articulation of art would be static and sterile. Whether it’s a favorite photograph, painting or film, art is a vital part of humanity and is a creative process that deserves to be recognized and valued. It has been a part of mankind for as long as humanity has existed.
How did the Renaissance lead to the development of the Modern State The Renaissance influenced the creation of the modern era, The Renaissance was a time where Europe revisited and reinvigorate. The Renaissance in Europe expanded from the 14th century to the 16th and it was the time of major social, culture, political and economic changes. This time stands by resurgence of art, architecture, literature, science and philosophy. It was an era in which stood out the creativity, innovation and imagination (Leinhard).
DIFFERENCES: During the medieval period in Europe everyone was pretty much depressed. The art during the medieval period was very two dimensional, dark, and the people were covered up and shown as weak. Their art was being focused on how weak people were, and how strong God was. It also focused on how far away from God people were. During the renaissance the art would focus on the human body, and how well built it is.
The Renaissance was a period of cultural rebirth in which western society revitalized its interest in classical ideals and expression. This period of rediscovery had origins in the late 13th Century and continued through the 17th century with the peak or “High Renaissance” occurring during the time of Michelangelo around 1500. The Renaissance brought several key characteristics of western cannon back to the forefront of society including an appreciation for the human form and human expression not utilized in the more stoic middle ages. This period also introduced the development of linear perspective, which in conjunction with proper scaling and ratios, allowed new immersive visuals for art pieces. While the effects of the Renaissance were first felt in its birthplace of Florence, these ideas were not contained in one city for long.