Renaissance artists expressed classicism and physical realism in their paintings. The early renaissance was the development period for this type of art form. During the late renaissance mannerism was the new art form. Mannerism was the distortion of physical form like elongated limbs, unnatural lighting and coloring, complex poses, and imbalanced restless composition. The founder of renaissance painting was Masaccio he was Giottos greatest success in the quest for perspective, modeling and emotion.
With humanism beginning to grow substantially across Europe, people began to focus on the advancement and progression of humans into the future rather than the support and worship of a divine being bigger than them. With this, there came a time in the Renaissance where a huge shift in technology and culture became the ethnic norm. As Europe focused on their potential and future, a plethora of discoveries and inventions were made that progressed Europe into the upcoming centuries. Probably the most prestigious and important technological discovery made by Europe at the time was the invention of the printing press. The printing press ultimately reshaped Europe as it allowed people to communicate and promote their ideas, news, and goods across all of Europe more quickly, easily, and efficiently by the power of the press.
Overtime David becomes a leading figure of Neoclassical painting, with artworks like Death of Socrates and Oath of the Horatii. Oath of the Horatii is a history painting which is derived from a Roman Legend. The painting shows a scene set in the year 669 BCE about an argument between two rival cities, Rome and Alba Longa. The rulers of these two cities have decided that instead of having their respective armies fight for them that they will select three individuals to fight for the two cities. Three brothers from the Horatii family agree to fight for Rome against three brothers from the Curiatii family who have agreed to fight for Alba Longa.
During the Renaissance, the art was less religious and focused more on humanism. Humanism is the beauty and intelligence of an individual. One of the most famous paintings that was created during the Renaissance was the Mona Lisa. This painting was created by Leonardo da Vinci. This painting was of an individual that was smiling.
His brush work is so expressive and unique, unlike anything the people had seen before. Before, painting was focused on having precise brush strokes so that the piece was photorealistic, but now it is all about adding to the tone of the piece. His work is not focused on sharp edges but rather using the strokes to move the viewer’s eye all around the piece. For example, in his piece Saturn Devouring His Son, 1819-23, Goya captures the form in these broad expressive brush strokes. These strokes contribute to the overall emotion of the piece by allowing the viewer’s eye to move around the composition entirely , revealing the horrifying subject of the piece.
The famous Michelangelo was an Italian Sculptor and painter during the Renaissance that made a very big impact on art in the way that we see art today. This well known sculpture in the catholic religion that I will be talking to you about today is called the Michelangelo’s Pieta. I say well known because relating to religion it is a sculpture is the scene of the Pieta that shows Mary is holding Christ after his crucification on the cross, removal from the cross, death and before he was placed into the tomb. I chose this one because it really captured my attention. I found it more interesting looking at the different designs that Michelangelo put into it.
Renaissance in Europe Many things changed Europe for the better. Humanism, The Printing Press and the Renaissance had a lot to do with the change of Europe. These ideas and machines changed the way people of Europe thought and their everyday lives.
Italian Niccolo Machiavelli was a Renaissance politician, philosopher, historian, diplomat and writer whose work has been a major influence in modern political thought and helped shape the systems that govern us today. This essay intends to analyze some of the major differences between two of his most important writings, The Prince and The Discourses, and come to a conclusion on which of the works most accurately describes Niccolo’s true view of politics; and what his true views actually are. In Discourses, Machiavelli switches from his talk of principalities under a single ruler which is the basis of The Prince, and instead delves into the virtues of a republic. Ultimately, The Discourses represents a more accurate view of Machiavelli’s political beliefs. The Discourses, all in all, is a clearly stated political book that lays down the prerequisites to build a successful republic and how to maintain its virtues.
Humanists had a great impact on society and the renaissance in Rome. They stressed ideas and beliefs that were more than just religion. People were expected to devote their lives to the church, humanists broke free from this expectation to focus on personal interests. The founder of humanism, Petrarch, had spread his ideas in Italy, which later on, his idea’s found its way to Rome. What also helped was the typewriter, it helped spread messages around Rome faster and more efficiently.
Similar to Masaccio’s Expulsion from the Garden of Eden; Masolino 's magnificent Renaissance fresco, Temptation of Adam and Eve, is also found in the Brancacci Chapel of the Santa Maria del Carmine Church. Both frescos are the most representative pieces of Adam and Eve, but Masaccio’s touches of working on shadow, composition, expressions, color and symbols made his Expulsion from the Garden of Eden more unique at that time. Masaccio also was a sculptor, so his vision of seeing shadow was definitely benefited from the observation of sculptures. According to The Brancacci Chapel and Masolino, Masaccio, and Filippino Lipp, Austen Henry Layard wrote, “Masaccio was born in the castellated town of S. Giovanni… The works of Fra Filippo Lippiand and Donatello were the
The Proto-Renaissance brought Europe away from darkness as a rebirth and started the flare up of art. Artists were known as Renaissance people because they were well educated in many different fields of study. Artists then used science, math, and culture to make art more realistic. Artists used anatomy for modern portraits to look realistic. Math was used to work out the rules of linear perspective.
During the period from 1760’s to the 1910’s, the European intellectual viewpoints have evolved over time starting with the Enlightenment, which sparked in the French Revolution. Equality and education became very important to the Europeans along with theories on human behavior and reason. Winding time forward, Romanticism was a movement in the arts and literature that emphasized passion, emotion of the individual, and admiration of nature. This praising of the individual transitioned to imperialism era, which was the colonization by the European powers, USA, and Empire of Japan. Every nation was in a competition to take over the natives’ land first.