Emma Gunn Mrs. Salzman Honors World History, Block E 19 March 2018 The Renaissance will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest time periods the world has known. From it, many of the most brilliant minds emerged, including that of Michelangelo, a Florentine sculptor and painter. During the peak of the Renaissance, Michelangelo pioneered the way people used art and sculpture to express contemporary ideas and emotions, many of which were relatively unspoken at the time. In 1475 in Florence, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born unto a housemaid and a magistrate, the second son of five children. When the young boy was only six years old, his mother passed away, leaving his father to care for the family on a low paying job alone.
The Unicorn Tapestries are the mystery of woven artworks from the Middle Ages; the researchers are trying to discover exactly who is the artist who designed them and their true origin. These tapestries from the late fifteenth century are the most famous and came to public attention in the mid-nineteenth century. They were housed in the castle in the city of Boussac from 1660 to 1835 and in the last year the contents of the castle were sold to the city by the last descendant of the Carbonnieres family. In 1883, the tapestries made their way to the Cluny museum in Paris, where they are officially installed and attracted many visitors over the years. However, the exact place of origin and the identity of the artist is yet to be confirmed.
These statues were created From 1430 to 1623 A.D. They are some of the world’s most popular pieces of art created. All of the statues represent that same person and the same story. The differences between the artists work however, is the way David is portrayed. In Donatello’s life size bronze statue, shows David holding Goliath’s sword in his right hand, the stone in his left hand, and the giant’s head placed by his feet.
Filippo Brunelleschi’s background was quite unassuming and would have been typical of a great many of the great Renaissance men. He was born in 1377 in Florence Italy. His father was a notary who worked in the civil service and it was planned that Filippo would eventually follow in his footsteps. However, when Filippo showed talents in Engineering it was decided he would undertake an apprenticeship in the workshop of a family friend, a goldsmith named Benincasa Lotti. In the late fourteenth century a studio system of workshops developed that would prove integral to the economic and cultural prosperity of Northern Italy.
“Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication” Leonardo Da Vinci was known for this quote and countless other things. Born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy, his beliefs inspired and influenced the Catholic Church in many ways. Out of all of his paintings, he was most commonly known for the Mona Lisa and the Last supper. His paintings have affected countless artists. He is one of the most common artists of the Italian renaissance.
Quetext About Widget FAQ Contact 11 In a famous scene from the film ‘The Third Man’, Orson Welles gives a speech that has since been known as ‘The cuckoo clock speech’ in which he said; ‘In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they have five hundred years of democracy and peace- and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.’ Welles was illustrating how the greatest works of art are more often produced during times of social strife than in peace. The war against Republican Spain and the Nationalists led by General Francisco Franco in 1936, was one of the most politically and socially
“The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality” (Dante’s Inferno). Dante Alighieri was an Italian writer born in Florence. He made a huge impact between the late 1200’s and early 1300’s in Florence by his political views, ideology and writing style. In 1301 he was exiled out of Florence and from this he created his masterpiece, The Divine Comedy which houses Dante’s Inferno. Upon reading selections of Dante's Inferno (Cantos: one, three, five, and thirty-four) one cannot help but see that vast amount of allusion made by this world renown author.
One cathedral in Malta houses one of the most famous paintings of all time. It is the St. John’s Cathedral at Valletta and the painting was done by one Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in 1608 as payment to the Pope for becoming a knight in Malta after being exiled from Rome (Stone 161). Surprisingly, it hangs on the oratory wall, the same spot where knighting and defrocking of the artist took place. No other work of art has ever had a more profound effect on me than the masterpiece, ‘The Beheading of John the Baptist’. Born in 1571 in Northern Italy, Caravaggio’s life was not devoid of controversy.
In Milan he served at the same time as a military engineer, architect and artist,” says studyenglishtoday.net. This quote shows that da Vinci was an apprentice to the duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza for several years. ”Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us
The art they created was nation wide. My favorite was titled Morning in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This peaceful piece features a colorful scene from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rich greenery grows from nearly every surface. Some colorful mountain bushes are tucked into trees and rocks around a still pond.