Money translated into cultural and political power (Ellis 337). With the help of the increasing wealthy class, money had been abundant to spend. The wealthy and powerful merchant class promoted cultural rebirth, and their interests helped shape the Italian Renaissance (Ellis 336). Merchants and the rich were patrons and had donated to artists, which had given artists enough funds to create art. Renaissance artists portrayed religious figures including Jesus and Mary and often set figures up with Roman and Greek backgrounds (Ellis 338).
They hired some of the best architects of their time and authorized many of the paintings that are great examples of the art that the Renaissance was all about. The family is responsible for a heavy amount of art work and architecture in Florence, some of the most important buildings of the Renaissance are in this city-state. A great influence in the Renaissance was the competitions that the Medici family held, along with the fact that the winning artists got payed for their work allowing them to only focus on getting the job done instead of worrying about their
Renaissance science also gave painters new materials like oil-based paints. One of the most famous artists was Albrecht Dürer. He used perspective idealized beauty he learned from Italian painters.Much of Dürer's art shows religious figures. He painted mythical object and creatures. Dürer's work is widely admired, particularly his beautiful engravings and woodcuts.
The Renaissance was a beautiful period, with beautiful pieces of artwork to the beautiful melodies in songs, the Renaissance is truly a time to remember. Many famous pieces of work and their artists came from this period, artists such as Michelangelo, van Eyck and da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci is most famous for his piece called the Mona Lisa. Art is filled with diversity and different opinions, but how did da Vinci’s artwork influence the Renaissance period? The Renaissance period was from 1400 to 1600 BCE and was a very creative time in history.
Augustus had great loyalty to his people and genuinely wanted to help his people and make Rome become a better empire. He sponsored several laws designed to encourage people to marry and have more children, also he received religious traditions (Moulton 90). Augustus also provided army officers with land in the provinces and encouraged them to settle there ( Moulton 90). Augustus Caesar has been an excellent first emperor of Rome throughout history, by having great leadership. Sergio Mattarella recently just became the president of Italy and already has done some amazing things.
Giambattista Piranesi was one of the greatest printmakers and famous Italian artist for his famous etchings of Rome, such as the ‘ Bath of Diocletian’ and his other very famous work called ‘Prisons’. He had a great influence on many other architects of the 18th century and their work. Giambattista’s, had dynamic compositions and elements of fantasy, but his influence of technical drawings in publications was often overshadowed. The Prisons, which was one of the most famous of Giambattista’s etchings, was a series of prints that showed vaults with stairs and machines and use of shadowing having an ideal impact on the 18th century and its architects at the time. The etchings Giambattista can be described as dramatic, emphasized and elaborated.
Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, inventor, mathematician, and writer in the Renaissance. He became very popular as his work spread across the world. Some of his most popular work is the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man, Lady with an Ermine, and Self-portrait. With his work growing in popularity his artwork was looked as a model. With his famous painting, the Mona Lisa, there is a foggy background.
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi most commonly known as “Donatello” was a prominent sculptor from the early renaissance, his father was Niccolo di Betto Bardi, who was a member of the Florentine Wool Combers Guild. He got the nickname “Donatello” from his friends and family. Being the son of a well known craftsman put him on the road to greatness from an early age. His education consisted of studying under the the Martellis, which were a wealthy and well known family of bankers and patrons from Florence that were also closely acquainted with the Medici family. This is also where a young Donatello most likely first started his artistic training from a local goldsmith.
Not only the revival of ideas but many new ideas were born too in every field. The period brought with it, great scientists, painters, thinkers, writers, and many wonderful people who contributed their work to change the world. One amongst these great people, was Raphael, an amazing Italian painter of the high renaissance period. Raphael painted for the church earlier in his life and later, his paintings became a great part of the renaissance. He was called by the Pope Julius 2 to paint frescos in a suite of the Vatican papal apartments.
It is of no debate that Peter Paul Rubens was a highly influential and masterful painter of his time. His work, although constantly changing and improving, inspired many artists after him, but it was the early artist of the late 15th century that inspired him, and helped him create his own style that changed the Baroque Period. After a long stay in Italy, Rubens moved to Antwerp, and brought his new baroque style to this once again commercial center. Antwerp provided Rubens with a place to sale to Patrons, as well as produce his own private art collection. During the height of Rubens ' Antwerp period, from 1608 to 1620, Rubens created many works of art, including Judith and Holofernes (figure 1) painted in 1616, that reflected Rubens use of