The book The Chrysalids is a unique book with suspense, mystery, and different ways of how people view life. With every good book comes a catchy title like “The Chrysalids” but, what does the title mean? How does it relate to the story being told? Personally, I don’t know the meaning of chrysalids although it’s a very interesting word and so simple so it must have some meaning to the book. The book has a very unique storyline with an intriguing title, but what is the true meaning behind the title?
Donatello had a reputation as one of the greatest sculptors and impacted the future of art. He died in December of 1466, at 70 years old. In his final years he created multiple wooden sculptures that were not as well received by the public. F.Donatello was one of the most influential artists in Italy and has not been forgotten
Donatello was one of the greatest Florentine sculptor of the Renaissance era, before Michelangelo [1386-1466] and was the most significant unique artist of the 15th century in Italy. Donatello was known for creating lots of sculptures in which some he emphasized the nude in his sculptures. One of Donatello`s famous work was the bronze sculpture “David”. The “David” sculpture, emphasized the ideal figure of nudity capturing natural representation of balance and proportion. Donatello studied the anatomy of the human body in order to understand how to best represent his sculptures; as a noted scientific approach. That approach to his work was consider as “Classical” which influences are easy to see. So, with
Antonio del Pollaiouo was an Italian artist specialized in painting, sculpture, engraved and goldsmith during the Italian Renaissance. He was well-known for his mastery of line and renderings of the human figure in his sculpture . Antonio created the sculpture of “Hercules and Antaeus” during the Early Classical Period. He was also one of the few artists to study human anatomy together with Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.
Depicting a very real emotion on his statue, rather than the stoic deadpan of the classical Rome, Donatello reflects the movement of humanism that swept through Florence in the 15th-century (Lecture 4). However, the most significant part of this piece in regards to Madonna of the Clouds is the relief underneath the statue, Saint George and the Dragon. While George, the dragon, and the picture protrude defiantly from their background, there is subtle, painterly carving providing context to the battle scene. Donatello applies atmospheric perspective, using incised lines, to not only complete the story, but emphasize his characters (Gardner). By having Mary’s head protrude out more so than other features of the relief, the accentuating effect is the same.
The Pietà represents a conglomeration of both Greek periods. It is Hellenistic due to its emotional characteristics. Hellenistic art was known for its imperfection; it shows human emotion and realism of human qualities such as scars or messy hair. But it is also Hellenic due to some of its characteristics of perfection. The Virgin Mary’s face is youthful and perfect. It is the classic style of Hellenic art. Hellenic art represents perfection, displaying no sentiment and none of the art shows any sort of scars.
Donatello is a world renowned sculptor and artist that was born in Florence Italy in 1386 to a member of the Florentine Wool Combers Guild named Niccolo di Betto Bardi. With Donatello stacher as a son of a tradesman, he was able to be schooled at the home of a wealthy and influential Florentine family of bankers and art that are closely tied to the Medici family. Some of Donatello most famous works of statues are the bronze and marble David, Penitent Mary Magdalene, Saint George, and Equestrian Monument of Gattamelata. Donatello had a deep understanding of ornamentation and classic forms, that important knowledge would eventually change 15-century Italian art. Donatello is died on December 13, 1466 of natural causes.
Each artistic style can be influenced by the previous period of time or the artist’s personal preferences. There are also many similar themes of athletic sculptures that were made in the different periods. In order to understand the similarities and differences in artistic styles and the meaning behind the sculptures, it is helpful to compare works of two periods, the Greek Hellenistic period and the early Italian Renaissance. The two sculptures are Seated Boxer from the Greek Hellenistic period and David by Donatello from the early Italian Renaissance. The meaning behind each sculpture is somewhat different. One reflects Greek idealism while the other one reflects a symbol of civic pride
David is a topic from the Old Testament, which is widely repeated and done by many artists. David is a story where it shows that not only does strength wins in a battle but also wits. Each artist depicts David in different views and moments, like Michelangelo who is an Italian sculptor painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance, another is Gian Lorenzo Bernini who is an Italian architect and sculptor, and he was credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. Although both artists depicted David, but each one had different style where Bernini’s is more expressive then Michelangelo’s.
Giovanni da Verrazzano was born in 1485 in Greve in Chianti, Italy. He was italian. He then died in 1528 in Guadeloupe because of cannibalism.
‘Seated Boxer’ shows a symbol of the artistic freedom in the Hellenistic period while Donatello’s ‘David’ shows the realism during the Italian Renaissance of the 15th century. The both statues were made out of bronze. David’s’ figure expresses a softer and less muscular shape compared to ‘Seated Boxer’ body is larger and very muscular to define athletic’s strength that is so mythical and not so real (Allen, 2014). ‘David’s’ body defines few differences of realistic expressions. Firstly, he wears his military helmet and military boots while standing in a relaxed way that likely looks a little bit feminine. Even though it is odd, but the truth is the ‘David’ is a combination of male and female. ’Seated Boxer’ shows masculinity as an ideal form;
Both Lily Ente’s David and the plaster cast of an original Greek marble statue are dependent on their sense of balance to center the work and create a representation of the human figure in motion. Ente’s David is a more stylistic representation of the human figure than the realistic statue of the man and animals from Acteon. While Ente’s may appears to have less depth and a full image of the body it maintains a similar level of engagement as that seen in the Greek statue. Each of the statues has a different general direction of motion while the Ente’s piece maintains a general axis the Greek statue has a more diagonal central axis some diversions to account for the movement of the body. While the movement within the Greek statue would appear
Andrea di Bartolo di Simone was born in Castagno, Italy, near Florence, in around 1419. He is commonly referred to using his pseudonym, Andrea del Castagno. Not much is known about his difficult early years of life due to the lack of records. Although, it is said he had an abusive father. It is known that Andrea moved to Corella during a war between Florence and Milan, but moved back afterward. By 1440, he was well-known enough to be commissioned for his art. One of his first works was multiple frescoes, painted on the Palazzo del Podestà, showing traitors being hung by their heels after the Battle of Anghiari. For that artwork, he was given the nickname of “Little Andrea of the Hanged Men”. By 1442, Andrea was in Venice and painting frescoes in the San Tarasio chapel with
Massacio - Father of Perspective and Three Dimension - born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, was the first of three friends to change art. As he was born in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, December 21, 1401-1428, he made many works of art, yet none looking like the other. He became strongly influenced by the architect Brunelleschi and the sculptor Donatello, both of whom were his contemporaries in Florence during the Italian Renaissance.