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.
The classical nude is a staple of many Renaissance works such as the one of Adam and Eve shown it class. Perhaps more important though, is the sense of realism, and attention payed to anatomical correctness, these are ideals that slowly reemerged during the Renaissance. King says that Michelangelo used models to get the correct anatomical correctness for the Fresco, this shows that the patron was willing to spend more money which is another Renaissance theme. In addition to the things portrayed, the way the art is painted is possibly the most defining characteristic of Renaissance art.
This work of his was received with both criticism and intrigue. Calvin’s ideas were very radical, but he sought to back each of them up with what he believed was the ultimate authority of the Scripture. Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31). He was constantly searching for ways to prove the consistency of the Bible, so he could further establish how authoritative it was. Calvin and Luther did not agree on the sacraments or the use of the law, but both were very influential theological figures of the Protestant Reformation and they both claimed that Scripture, not the church, was the true
Is there one real god? Are all gods ideally perfect? The main character Antonio in Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima is torn between which god he must choose. On one hand there is the Virgin, a forgiving god, or God, a wrathful and critical god. In Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima he uses juxtaposition to reveal the differences between God and the Virgin to show the two halves of Antonio’s personality thus revealing that in life people need to be critical and caring towards others.
During the Middle Ages while the Roman Catholic Church was in control, literature was focused around religion, as seen in a line from Everyman, stating “For ye shall hear, how our Heaven-King calleth Everyman to a general reckoning…” (Document B) This line is referring to God and the judgement of whether a person was to go to heaven or hell. Another piece of literature by William Shakespeare praises man in several ways, writing that man is “admirable… like an angel… in apprehension how like a god!” (Document B)
Even though he is said to be influenced by his teacher, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael had made a name of his own in becoming the master of drawing Madonnas. His depiction of Madonna and the Christ child is so graceful and idealized. The naturalism and realism of the human figure are perfected. The landscape in his paintings are clearly influenced by that of Leonardo Da Vinci with a warm palette and hazy feeling, not too stand out to help the audience focus on the central figure. The structure of his figures is also under Michelangelo Raphael is admired for dynamic composition and movement, the clear form and its visual achievement of human grandeur.
The fascination of the human body was so popular that Michelangelo sculpted various naked bodies on the art piece he did in the Chapel. Later on clothes were painted on by another person due to the painting being too raw in the sense of nudity. Most of the themes were secular, full of flesh and involved human beings and their bodies which portrayed
The painting is considered an absolute masterpiece and one of the greatest examples of Sienese Gothic painting, characterized by the wonderful elegance of both line and color. While painters in nearby Florence adopted rounder, more realistic forms, most Sienese artists in the early fourteenth century continued to prefer Duccio 's linear and decorative style, which used gold and strong color to create pattern and rhythm. The focus of this painting was capturing Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will be conceived with Jesus Christ. The official words shown in the painting coming out of Gabriel 's mouth are “Hail Mary full of grace, blessed art thou among women” . Lots of line work goes into the Sienese style, which creates a very unique and detailed style for that time period.
”(italianrenaissance.org) both pieces were also very detailed and support the characteristic of making the humans look realistic. The detail in Virgin Mary’s face as well as Christ body along with Aphrodite’s body detail is extraordinary. As far as body scaling to life size both statues were a bit bigger. Virgin Mary’s body is bigger that it should be, as her head seems to be smaller compared to her body. They say he did that so that she would be able to support Christ on her lap.
Lastly, Brescia carefully used lines to give a naturalistic feel to the painting. The lines used in Jesus’s body emphasize his anatomical structure and breath life into him. This gives the appearance that Christ is still alive and fighting to pick himself up. The lines that Brescia used in the figures’ faces stress their despair. In particular, the crow’s feet around the Virgin’s and the Magdalene’s eyes allow the spectator to focus on them.
In short, in both cultures; the human form is given a lot of importance. The Hellenistic Greeks thought that man was the measure of everything (Castelle, Coquinot & Bourgarit, 2016). It is the reason why most sculptures are made that treated as God as importance. In the Italian Renaissance of the 15th century, people also think the human form was beautiful, think men belong to nature so they are being capable of many things then females. ‘Seated Boxer’ and ‘David’ both express the beauty of humanity and the artistic desire to
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria The title, Doctor of the Church indicates that the writings or preaching 's of a saint were useful to the church 's members at any age. Also, the doctors of the church are known for their "depth of understanding and the orthodoxy of their theological teachings." Among these men and women, considered one of the greatest and most important of the early church fathers is St. Athanasius of Alexandria. St. Athanasius was a strong supporter of Catholicism against Arianism, which was the cost of the hardships he faced throughout his life.
However, they have a lot of differences as well. They differ in aspects such as each traditions view on afterlife, the structure of the Church, authority of beliefs, saints and the virgin Mother Mary, transubstantiation and priesthood. One of the major differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants is each traditions view of saints and the virgin Mother, Mary. Catholics pray to saints and to Mary, in heaven, to ask the saints to pray to God for them.
He restores the portrait medallion after the death of Alexander. He has a great relationship with Michelangelo and other famous architects. He also became the collaborator with Michelangelo. Because of his visionary ideas, the art at that time flourished. Art experiences a wonderful developing, so that he can remain many famous architectures and museums for people.