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Renaissance Art Notes

Works of art from the Renaissance and Middle Ages to be compared and studied for their humanism, a newly reborn philosophy.

Jim Hull

on 24 April 2013

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AFTER: The Renaissance BEFORE: The Middle Ages Maestà (Duccio) Adoration of the Magi by Giotto, c. 1300 Haley's Comet appeared in 1301, and this is a likely inspiration for the star over Bethlehem How realistic is this perspective? Like a photograph? Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli an icon, "Mystical Supper" The Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci David, by Michelangelo an icon of David Madonna del Granduca by Raphael Madona with child painting In the Renaissance, art was the "pop culture" of the time. Humans enjoy pop culture, so this art is humanistic. Elements to look for:
real looking people (humans)
human experience like emotion, strength, drama, etc.
real looking perspective (3-d)
elements that impress, like fancy clothes or famous people These are examples or Middle Ages art and other iconography. Elements to look for:
basic content of rememberence, education
no humanistic elements like emotion, drama, etc.
no realistic art techniques, especially when portraying baby Jesus The Virgin and Child with St. Anne by Leonardo da Vinci Virgin and Child Enthroned The School of Athens by Raphael Secular works like the School of Athens and La Giaconda (Mona Lisa) would not have been done if it weren't for humanism. La Giaconda (Mona Lisa) by Leonardo The Pope this is the painter, Sandro Botticelli This work is secular because it is not _________? The two greatest minds from Greece:
Plato_________and______Aristotle The Birth of Venus by Botticelli The Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo (Louvre version) The Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo (London Version) The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo The Creation of the Sun and the Moon by Michelangelo The Temptation of Adam and Eve by Michelangelo The Flood by Michelangelo The Last Judgement by Michelangelo The Punishment of Korah by Botticelli Moses by Michelangelo Pieta by Michelangelo St. Jerome in his Study by Antonello da Messina David by Donatello The Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca
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