“Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication” Leonardo Da Vinci was known for this quote and countless other things. Born on April 15th, 1452 in Vinci, Italy, his beliefs inspired and influenced the Catholic Church in many ways. Out of all of his paintings, he was most commonly known for the Mona Lisa and the Last supper. His paintings have affected countless artists. He is one of the most common artists of the Italian renaissance.
The Assumption and Consecration of the Virgin is polychromatic with its variety of color. This painting is an example of iconography. It is widely understood by the Christian culture. Mary was an important figure in biblical times. She carried Jesus though she was a virgin.
The gestures of Virgin Mary and Saint John give them further purpose and reason to be portrayed in the image. In a way, the Justinian aspects highlight the interaction between all three figures and introduces a Classical-styled artistic theme of human interaction that can be felt by the viewers. Jesus’ head is bowed, body is slumped, and eyes are positioned downward. Initially, I thought he was just looking down at the skull but then I thought maybe Jesus is looking towards Virgin Mary and Saint John. As the son of Virgin Mary, who would care for her when He was gone?
Dante uses this concept of three being a holy number and makes it part of the foundation for his writing of writing style, punishments for sinners in Hell, as well as the general mention of threes. The idea of three being a holy number originates from the Bible, where it is used as many times. Peter denied Jesus three times the night he was crucified, there were three crucified
At Pepperdine University, The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art showcases a collection of Andy Warhol’s timeless and famous paintings. According to the Weisman Museum, Andy Warhol was a committed member of the Catholic Church. However, his ties to the Catholic faith were, “something the artist always hid from his friends and the public” . Through careful observation of Warhol’s artwork, the use of abstraction suggests his Catholicism may have not been so carefully hidden after all. Warhol’s abstract art can be best compared with the existential belief and worldview of St. Thomas Aquinas, a celebrated Theologian and glorified soul of Catholicism in the late thirteenth century.
Perspective Art is used to signify three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface such as a piece of paper to make it realistic. The first known perspective was created by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1415 and it was a painting of the baptistery in Florence, Italy. Perspective was invented in Florence, Italy by Brunelleschi. Linear perspective was also famously used by Leonardo Da Vinci when he created The Last Supper between 1495 – 1498 because the painting has a single vanishing point which leads into the horizon. Another artist that used linear perspective in their artwork was Masaccio who famously painted the Tribute Money in 1425.
Jacopo Pontormo Italian painter (1494-1557), he is also from the Florentine school. His real name was Jacopo Carucci and he was one from the mannerist movement. In addition, he was focusing about sensitivity and performed feeling around the different human acting. Also Jacopo was attracted to his teacher`s work Leonardo DA Vinci (1452-1519) and others artists in Italy. Jacopo presents his emotionalism during his artwork in San Michael Visdomini Church and that was in 1518.
His most famous painting, Christ Healing the Sick, depicts the complexity that Rembrandt imbued into his paintings. Another famous artist in the Baroque era was Nicolas Poussin. The picture of baroque neoclassicism, Poussin’s style was remarkably obvious in all of his later works. One of Poussin’s most famous paintings, The Holy Family on the Steps, is unique in its use of light/shadow and geometric shapes. The light and shadow bring out the positioning of the members of the family, that of a pyramid.
In this paper, these questions will be discussed in detail, based on the contents of the Bible. To begin with, the association of Jesus with lambs is shown in the New Testament. First, the title “the Lamb of God” originates from the Gospel of John, where John gave the title to Jesus, proclaiming the coming of the Messiah: “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29), “Look, the Lamb of God!”(John 1:36). Second, the association can also be found in the Book of 1 Peter, where Peter described Jesus as a lamb without blemish or defect: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as
Next, was the painting of the Last Judgement. This painting was done by the famous Michelangelo. He worked on the art by covering the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. It was filled with an illustration of humanity in all forms. Lastly, the artist Leonard da Vinci made a self portrait during the era.