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.
One of the most outstanding and famous works of artwork that was produced during the Renaissance was the Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci was a famous artist and inventor during that period, and he painted the Mona Lisa, which has become a top icon and legacy of the Renaissance. No one knows who the Mona Lisa is, but it is quite likely that a Florentine merchant commissioned Leonardo da Vinci to do a portrait of his wife. In painting the Mona Lisa, Leonardo demonstrated the new styles of painting use during the Renaissance period, including using the new techniques of oil painting and using chiaroscuro, using light and dark shading to create dimension within the painting. Leonardo also demonstrated humanism in his painting, by painting portraits
During the Baroque period artists strived to propel themselves away from the idealism of the Renaissance and instead pursued the path of naturalism. This era of art was filled with dynamic images and the artists at this time were desperately attempting to capture a single moment of time in their artwork. One such artist was Diego Velazquez, who longed to utilize his artistic abilities in order to advance his position in society. He believed that their was no nobler profession than that of an artist, and so he sought to prove his value through his creative talent. He succeeded in his quest because his paintings garnered him critical acclaim and earned him the praise of the monarchs of his time.
Due to the rise of the the renaissance in the 1400’s in Italy, there was a change in art. Art seemed to reflect realism and artist became more concerned with depicting life in the real world. One of the most iconic artist of that time period was Jan van Eyck and one of his most prized painting was The Arnolfini Portrait. The Arnolfini Portrait contains a ton of imagery and symbolism within it and due to that, it has lead many people pondering the meaning behind it. Many people seem to agree that the portrait depicts a wedding between two individuals of high wealthy class.
It is believed that the Medici were the reason behind Botticelli’s invention of this new kind of mythological painting. La Primavera is prime example of this. In 1475 he entered the service of the Medici family, and his art shows the effect of the humanism and classical culture of this environment. While working for the Medici, Botticelli was introduced to the Neoplatonic circle and the philosophy of Ficino. Neoplatonism was a philosophical movement that adapted both Plato’s philosophy and moral concepts of Christianity.
This was Da Messina's most evolved artwork. In this particular painting, Da Messina was able to combine clearly defined space, monumental, vibrant and rich colors, and sculpture-like forms. In response, the Venetian state decided to replicate Da Messina's techniques and style. Overall, Da Messina had certainly influenced others on a large scale. "The Virgin Annunciate" is Da Messina's last artwork before he died in 1479.
Most Valuable Artists Award 1715-1750 Antoine Watteau Watteau was revolutionary for his time because of the breakthrough of having his Pilgrimage to Cythera, 1717, accepted as his entry into The French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture and only by creating a subcategory called fete gallant, meaning amorous festival, to accept Watteau as a student. His work was recognized by the Rubenistes as having the most important elements, use of coloristic balance and style of subjects, of early Rococo style depicting the amusements of outdoor activities that the high society French aristocrats enjoyed. Watteau's figures were elegantly posed, relaxed, and full of softness with relation to the lush landscape; it all comes together in a dream-like
Goya The Great Francisco Goya was one of the most influential romantic artists from the 19th and 20th century; He is often referred to as both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Throughout his lifetime his work moved from lighthearted and happy, to deeply cynical. He attributed to Romanticism and modernism in artwork by challenging the rhetoric of the time period and creating work that evoked emotion through unique brush strokes, color choice, and challenging subject matter.
The Renaissance was a dramatic time period where many changes happened in Europe due to the contributions of humanists. One of these humanists was Raphael Sanzio. He significantly impacted the world through his paintings,architecture,and his influence on other artists. Even though he had a short life he painted amazing paintings with great details and perspective. His paintings were mostly religious such as The Sistine Madonna and The Marriage of the Virgin,however,he did paint non-religious paintings like School of Athens and his self-portrait.
Rome played a vital role in passing on this tradition, witch has a major influence on western art." (HISTORY ALIVE! page.10). With Greco-Roman art they were able to create amazing murals, mosaics, frescoes, glass blowing, statues and busts. This caused pieces of art to have a sense of sophistication to them.
When seeing all those beautiful paintings, you just want to do the same. The world would be quite different without Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci created ideas that sparked inspiration into us. He was persistent and took responsible risk to over come challenges and illuminated ideas for our technologies and art. Leonardo had brilliant ideas and gave inspiration to people to think out side the
Art is not nearly as well rounded nowadays as it was in the renaissance. For example the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da vinci was an exceptional painting that had tons of detail such as the the ripples in her sleeves and the curls in her hair( doc. a). This painting shows that this was a happy point in time because she is smiling in the portrait(doc. a).
The renaissance was considered one of the greatest time period for art and the greatest of this period were Michelangelo and Raphael. The two actually had a grudge against each other’s art style. It was believed to have started because Raphael was allowed a sneak peek at the sixteenth before he had finished it and that had taught Raphael many different forms of art. Michelangelo has said “he basically sculpted Raphael’s artistic views and format. Even though the two of them had different art forms their lives were somewhat similar.
Creating an amazingly life-like appearance to its sculptures, not only demonstrated, in my mind, a higher intelligence, but is defiantly a tribute to their focus on superior strength and fitness. Although the realistic style was soon changed to create an even more ideal human figure, the understanding of the human body and how to recreate it through art was only the beginning of Greece’s contribution to the “classical ideal.” After their rise to power, gained by their triumph over Persia, the Greeks again changed the way we see art. This time they turned to their knowledge of geometry, focusing on the creation of grand architecture as their medium.
Inventions, such as the printing press was used during this time period to mass produce material, which made information and intelligence increase all around the world, especially Europe where the Renaissance was centered and flourished. During the early sixteenth century, the most well known and most referenced piece of art was painted, the portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. But before that the Renaissance had began in the wealthy Italy due to the fact that they had the wealth needed to support the artist, who were at that time thought of as craftsmen, architects, and intellectual geniuses.