About 1280 C.E. a new distinct era, the Renaissance, arose and replaced the turbulent and dark Middle Ages. This new era brought unique ideas and a rebirth of Greek and Roman cultures. Universities and schools were founded for learning, Renaissance people were well rounded in studies, and enlightenment thinkers of the time held strong beliefs that there was a Renaissance. From its beginnings in Italy, the Renaissance spread throughout Europe, and furthermore differencing Renaissance Europeans from the religious medieval people.
Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci discovered density 400 years before scientists could explain it? Did you also know that Thomas Edison discovered “etheric force” which led to the invention of the radio? Although both of these men were geniuses in their own time, they are still remembered because of their impact on the world today.
Michelangelo said “ The greatest danger for the most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it." The 14th to the 17th century in Europe was known as the period of the Renaissance. This time era was between the period of the Middle Ages and modern times. The word "Renaissance" means "rebirth". The Renaissance Festivals were important to the people because of the food, clothing, games, and arts.
The Historical factor that makes Rome the center of Italian art during the High renaissance were the mythological Heroes, legends and lore’s that were often the theme of their paintings and sculptures. The Roman keen attention to detail, concerning the human anatomy, is replicated in Italian art during the High Renaissance. In contrast, the themes that were used prior depicted Icons and events from Bible stories like annunciation of the Virgin Mary, the baptism of Jesus Christ, and the temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. During the time of the renaissance, it was the heroes, gods and goddesses, and events that were portrayed in Italian paintings and sculptures such as the birth of The Roman goddess Venus and the accompaniment of cupid flying about with his bow and arrow. My goal is to discuss what makes Rome central to the High Renaissance art in Italy.
Leonardo da Vinci asked a question that was important to the art community: “Why shadows cast by bodies on white walls are blue at sunset?” Leonardo later discovered that shadows reflected colors at different angles. Leonardo stated, “‘The surface of any object receives the color of its object. Just because the sun’s light is red it is causing a shadow of the blue sky giving it the color on the white wall.’” Artists today use this important discovery in their paintings to make them as realistic as possible. This discovery used geometry and science to explain how what type of light the sun puts out at certain times of the day does to objects and their shadows.
Art was and still is a big thing in Italy. During the Italian Renaissance (14th to 16th century), art was considered to be an important role in society and paintings from the Italian Renaissance still exists today. Some artworks are Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci and The Peasants Wedding by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. These 2 artworks shows that they are from the Italian Renaissance through art characteristics such as S shapes/curves, Chiaroscuro, and how it is Realistic. With these art characteristics, it shows how they are inspired by humanism, individualism, and secularism (HIS).
I searched deeper into the subject of Leonardo Da Vinci and his studies on shadows, perspective and color. Paintings before the Renaissance seemed flat and they didn’t contain a lot of depth. During the Renaissance where artists and musicians began to thrive and play with their mediums shading was discovered in paintings. Artists like Leonardo Da Vinci wanted their paintings to be three-dimensional and depict more that what had been done before. The first shadow was created by tracing the outline of a figure’s shadow, and from there, artists added shadows to create more prominent features. Leonardo Da Vinci was obsessed with shadows. He painted original shadows, or the shadows of the models, and derivative shadows, or shadows made by the other
In the sixteenth century Leonardo da Vinci created his most famous portrait of a Florentine lady with his sfumato managed to portray masterfully traces the beautiful girl. The Titian's fame is due to the pictures, which in his painting called "Young English" Titian can print these deep eyes in great detail. There was a rivalry between the bourgeoisie of that period, because everyone wanted to be eternalized, painters gave their portraits that eternal feeling with his art. The Catholic Church felt the need to portray their history thus attracting faithful with his realistic paintings impressed the faithful. With paintings and sculptures kept alive in the memory of the sacred episodes faithful. In the cathedral of Monreale portraying Christ as sovereign of the universe, the Virgin and Child and saints impress the faithful, which facilitates the domination of the church in many
The painting I chose to write about is a “Portrait of a Roman Lady La Nanna” by Sir Frederic Leighon. This painting took place in a castle. In this portrait she is attractive and beautiful. She looks like she was sitting on a chair when the artist was creating this painting. She has jet black wavy long hair with thick eyebrows and flawless makeup. Around her eyes and inside her eyes are black. She is wearing a white pearl necklace around her neck. She has on a lovely red and white dress with a little black bow hanging from her dress and a creamy color robe hanging off her shoulders. She is posing like a model with her left arm across her stomach and her right arm is on her shoulders with her fingers going into her dress. In the background the
If you describe Da Vinci is the greatest genius of mankind, I believe many people will agree. He is not only outstanding artists of the Renaissance, is also a scientist, inventor, sculptor, musician, mathematician, engineer and architect. His research in every field has made a significant contribution. His whole name is Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci. At April 15 in 1452 Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci near Florence town, and he’s died in 1519 at France. He is the illegitimate son of a notary public Messer Piero, mother Caterina is an ordinary peasant girl.
The Artist is Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci), born on 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519, He was an Italian polymath whose interest was covered in many areas such as: cartography, history, writing, botany, astronomy, geology, anatomy, literature, engineering, mathematics, music, science, architecture, sculpting, invention and painting.He was called the father of palaeontology, iconology and architecture.He is one of the greatest painter of all time.
The “Mona Lisa” is the best known and most visited piece of art. It is a portrait painting done by Leonardo de Vinci. The portrait is an oil painting on a white Lombardy poplar panel. The woman in the portrait is sat upright in an armchair, with her arms folded. This painting was one of the first portraits that depicted the sitter in front of an imaginary landscape. The portrait represents the beauty of the time period. It holds simplistic colors with detailed shading. The artwork is very intriguing to me. I love the detail in the background, there are tiny brushstrokes that makes up the mountains and sky. Also, I find the shading of the mouth and eyes very interesting. I like that Leonardo da Vinci painted the woman with no eyebrows, as they were