Saint Peter Basilica is located within Vatican City in Rome. The Designer and Architecture of this building is Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Saint Peter is a late Renaissance Church and it is also one of the largest Churches in the world. St. Peter is considered as the Holiest Catholic Church in Rome. Construction date began on 1506 and was completed on 1626.
It is an example of the Venetian Gothic religious architecture and art. Painted by Titian from 1519 to 1526, it was a commission by the church (Jacopo Pesaro) for the church. The painting demonstrates the brand new type of diagonal asymmetry. It is framed by a marble sculpture that draws light in to make emphasis to the Virgin and the Child. Tiziano Vecellio(ca.
Leonardo Da Vinci was very talented. He was a great artist, but he became famous because he was able to do so many other things. He was an architect, a musician, inventor, sculptor, scientist, and mathematician. His artistic talent revealed itself early in his life. When he turned 15 years old, Leonardo's father took him to Florence Italy, to train as a painter and sculptor in the studio of Andrea del Verroccho.
He also put more art in the alter which included the keys, the book and the sword and the tiara. All these symbolized the presence of God since the altar was considered to be very holy. This piece of art shows creativity of the artists of that period who created this important altar which is called the baldacchino structure which is found in the holy family basilica. Conclusion The artists of that period were highly talented and presented their piece of work in a very noble way. Due to this, we have the remains of their work which has formed a great history of the baloque artists.
Saint Mark’s Basilica was built during the Romanesque period, the time when the mastery of mosaics and the use of frescoes came into play in Italy. Both are seen in abundance at Saint Mark’s Basilica. While the interior of Saint Mark’s is mostly comprised of mosaics, the entrances have frescoes painted above them. Frescoes were popular before Michelangelo and other renaissance artists truly mastered them, as seen in earlier examples in Saint Mark’s Basilica. As mentioned earlier, Saint Mark’s Basilica has no shortage of mosaics.
Michelangelo famously carved many sculptures throughout his lifetime. One of his most famous pieces is the Rome Pietà. The French cardinal Jean de Bilhères Lagraulas commissioned Michelangelo to carve a memorial piece for his own burial in 1497 (Wallace, 243). The Pietà is currently on display in St. Peter’s Basilica on a pedestal as an altarpiece. William Wallace’s article “Michelangelo’s Rome Pietà: Altarpiece or Grave Memorial?” discusses whether the Pietà should be viewed as an elevated altarpiece or at eye level as a memorial through historical context and the intention of how the work was made to be viewed by an audience.
Famous artist that arose from this time period include: Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. Michelangelo sculpted the marble statue of David. In addition, Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel known as the Last Judgement. Raphael played a more dynamic position in mannerism. Raphael ran an unusual workshop during the High Renaissance period.
Many of the most valuable objects in the world are somehow connected to religion, and this is what Benjamin describes as “cult” value. This is explained as the respect we grant art when there is a certain purpose and place for the piece to exist in. The School of Athens (1509-1511) is a fresco, famously displayed in the Apostolic castle in the Vatican. It is painted on the wall, and cannot be replaced, taken down or exhibited somewhere else. It has a purpose in the sense that it represents one of the first wall paintings ever to be finished in the Vatican, as well as one of the greatest examples of Renaissance art in the world.
It shows the luxurious and lavish lifestyle the royalty of France was accustomed to and their expensive materials that have been so perfectly preserved to this day. The Park and Palace of Versailles shows the breath-taking art of the human creative geniuses behind it that still appeal to people today and illustrate a significant part in French history. I find that it is completely and utterly extraordinary that one is able to have access and enter the Palace of Versailles and be able to walk in the ‘footsteps of the nobility’ and enter the home that belonged to generations of the French royal family, enriching their knowledge of the past. That is a major reason why the Park and Palace of Versailles is a place worthy of preservation. The fact that the Palace of Versailles was built centuries ago and is still standing today, in pristine condition, makes people intrigued to want to see it and get to know the history behind
For my final paper, I would like to discuss the tallest buildings in the world because architecture is one of the most interesting art subjects. Architecture has so many different parts that make it very interesting to learn about and to look at. There have been many tall buildings around the world and they are so magnificent that people take notice of them and try to immolate them. There is something very interesting about looking at the different types of buildings all over the world and the different techniques that the different architects used create their masterpieces. One of my fondest memories as a kid were going to St. Louis, MO and going up in the Arch to look at the world below.