Renaissance Art Characteristics

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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). Everyone has at least seen the Mona Lisa picture once in their lifetime. Mona Lisa is illustrated by Leonardo Da Vinci, in 1503 to 1506. Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist, but also an scientist during the Italian Renaissance which was considered to be a well occupied job. Some of the art characteristics that Leonardo consisted was the S shapes/curves. This was one of the biggest art characteristics in the…show more content…
Both of the images have characteristics like Realism. This is where the artist, uses dark colours such as brown and black to make the other parts of the images look realistic. They both have humans illustrated in their pictures which also can indicate that the image is looking more realistic. However in terms of time setting, Mona Lisa was created by an artist/scientist, Leonardo Da Vinci and The Peasants Wedding was illustrated by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. This shows us the status difference between the two illustrators and the two drawings. Mona Lisa was created during the Italian Renaissance which makes the artist more hierarchy in terms of social class. However, The Peasants Wedding was illustrated by a normal artist in the Northern Renaissance. People had a different though of the God as the Italian
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