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Transcript of Renaissance Sculptures
Anahy Hernandez Stephanie Sturdivant
Suzanne Hobson Madison Vige Renaissance Sculptures Largely based on classical antiquity due to the abundance of artifacts Southern Renaissance Specialty- Beauty (often idealized) Characteristics of Southern Renaissance Sculptures include Style- Accurate proportions, designed perspective, and rounded figures Subjects- Normally either religious or mythological figures or scenes Figures: Heroic male nudes Emphasis was on the anatomy of the structure! Sculpture Time! 1386-1466
Hails from Florence
Pioneered sculptures with rounded bodies Donatello Two David sculptures! David This first David was
created in 1412 out of marble. Second David made around 1430
note the precise anatomy and proportions Looking at them side by side, we can see how the newer time period had an effect on Donatello's art. St. George Completed around 1413 St. George was a religious and heroic figure. Similar body proportions Michelangelo 1475- 1564
Known for his work with marble Pieta Completed around 1498, this sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding Jesus after the crucifixtion. The Virgin Mary was a typical subject because she exemplified beauty FUN FACT!! In order to be as precise as possible, Michelangelo performed several dissections to perfect the anatomy of his sculptures. In keeping with the subject matter, David is a religious figure. Giambologna 1529-1608
Known for his work on mythical scenes and figures
The dynamic positions that he sculpts his figures in were quite unique for the time period. Hercules Beating the Centaur Nessus Made in 1599 See the roundness, stability of the piece, and heroic stance. The Rape of the Sabine Women Created 1574-1582 Note again the dramatic positioning, proportions, and facial expressions. More influenced by gothic arts
This type of Renaissance art was much more gory and dark than its southern counterpart.
Wanted to go to nature, so wood canvases were popular in this area. Northern Renaissance Characteristics of Northern Renaissance art include: Specialty- Extreme realism Style- Realistic features; honest evaluations Subjects- Religious and domestic figures and scenes Figures- Religious people; peasants or well-to-do citizens Emphasis was on reality and visual appearances!! MOAR SCULPTUREZ!! Hans Multscher 1400-1467 German Known for his religious scenes Modell Eines Gramble Tomb cover
Faces aren't idealized
Complex pattern in the background Trinity Completed in 1430, this sculpture has realistic expressions and attention to beauty. Note the focus on anatomy, the irregular position of Jesus' body, and the lack of a heroic stance. Veit Stoss German Circa 1450-1533 Worked primarily with wooden sculptures Death of the Virgin Constructed 1477-1489 (12 years) Carved out of limewood Alterpiece It is the largest gothic alterpiece! Note the incredible amount of detail, facial expressions, and complexity of the piece. And lastly... Tilmon Riemenschneider (Self portrait) 1460-1531 German Main media- wood Lamentation Carved in 1510 out of limewood See their realistic expressions and positions. Note the complexity of the clothing as well! Holy Blood Alterpiece Created 1499-1505 out of limewood Highly intricate, this sculpture depicts the Last Supper! S
The Annotated Mona Lisa by Carol Strickland, Ph.D.