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How did Greek and Roman art influence the renaissance?

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kayleigh mccorry

on 19 April 2014

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How did Greek and Roman art influence the Renaissance?
By Kayleigh McCorry and Shivani Katkam

Humanism in Sculptures

Humanism was a belief the Greeks and Romans practiced. It was a belief that humans and their lives were more or as important as the Gods. Humanists believed that God(s) made human and then went on to gift them with talents and a place to live, earth. Humanism painting and sculptures showed humans in a superficial light, chiseled and flawless.
What is the Renaissance ?
What caused the Renaissance?
The corruption of the catholic church.
During that time people came to the conclusion that the Muslims were successful while studying Greek and Roman ideology.
The ideas of the Greeks and Romans provided the people with answers that the church couldn't.
The rise of the middle class: the middle class had a different way of thinking than the former medieval way.
Humanism became a central motif for painters and sculptors, it led to the "rebirth" of the classical style.
The subjects of paintings and sculptures were aimed more towards human based ideals.
Humanism sparked interest in the "beauty" of an individual and humanity itself.

How Humanism effected Renaissance art
This painting relates to humanism because on of the main idea of humanism was to focus on human interests, and this painting is focusing on a wedding which is in interest of both people. Furthermore, this painting is not like a painting in the middle ages because the wedding is taking place in a bedroom. Since the wedding is taking place in a bedroom there is no spirituality to the wedding.
Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Wedding
Humanism in Paintings
Botticelli's Venus
This painting relates to humanism because it depicts the concept of God giving humans talent. The work is showing that Venus represents goodwill, and she distinguishes the material (right) from the spiritual values ​​(left). The painting also focuses on the beauty of the human.

The classical belief in humanism was evident in sculptures during the Greek and Roman era. The sculptures looked realistic and nudity was common as it showed off the body. God(s) were shown as perfect human beings, proportional, athletic, young and beautiful. Human statues were shown in a superficial way, beauty and body.
Donatello's Mary Magdalene
Michelangelo's David Statue
Humanism was evident in multiple paintings of the Renaissance time period. The paintings focused on the beauty of the human being and depicted scenes of human interest.
Michelangelo was one of the most famous artists to have studied the Greek and Roman sculpture and incorporate it into his work. His statue David is clearly influenced by Greek and Roman sculptures as he is proportional, young, has an athletic build, and looks realistic.
Renaissance means "rebirth" or "reawakening". The time of the Renaissance was when old ideas were brought back to the surface. Among those ideas was Greek and Roman art.
What does Renaissance mean?
Donatello's Mary Magdalene is an embodiment of humanism. This sculpture focuses more on the realism aspect of humanism. She is depicted in a way so closely resembling a human in suffering. This portrayal of her is far from angelic, yet it defines a real human, emotion and all.
The Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo
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