The High Renaissance In Rome And Florence (13 Points)

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1. The High Renaissance in Rome and Florence (13 points)
The High Renaissance was a brief period from the late 15th century to the early 16th century. During this time the interest in humanism, perspective, anatomy, and classical cultures grew, and was mastered. Most of this took place in Central Italy’s leading artistic centers, Rome and Florence. There were three art geniuses of this time, all of whom created works that were beautiful and harmonious, so much so that their appeal would last centuries. Leonardo da Vinci who was a painter during this time that mastered oil painting and sfumato, a smoke like haziness that subtly softens outlines in painting. Leonardo painted many masterpieces including the Last Supper (22-4). Michelangelo Buonarroti was a fresco painter and a master sculptor. He sculpted David (22-13), which is an …show more content…

The Venetian artists were masters of oil painting, and their painting style was very focused on color and luminosity, poetic painting, and landscapes. One of the most talented Venetian painter was Giorgione da Castelfranco who developed poesia, a painting meant to evoke moods in a manner similar to poetry. His painting Pastoral Symphony (22-35) is an example of a poesia painting, and its mood was pastoral. Another artist from the Venetian Renaissance was Giovanni Bellini. He was a great contributor to the Venetian painting style, and he managed to create feelings with his paintings with the use of color and light. His San Zaccaria Altarpiece (22-33) created the feelings of serenity and spiritual calm with its balance of colors and light. The Venetian’s weren’t just painters, they were also architects. Andrea Palladio was the chief architect of the Venetian Republic. He designed San Giorgio Maggiore (22-32), a basilica that’s interior is consistent with classical architectural theory, rationally

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