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1 Rediscovering the Classical Tradition Through Art T.C.I

2 Classical Period, 500 BC-500 AD Sculpture, pottery, murals, mosaics Show importance of people and gods Do real tasks of daily living Calm without emotion Looks idealized and perfect Body looks active, in motion Body often nude Little sense of background

3 Identify qualities of the Classical Period listed in the previous slide. Discobolus by Myron created about 450 BC Classical Art Example

4 Characteristics of Classical Art Figures look idealized, perfect Bodies look active, move convincingly Bodies are often nude, sometimes draped in togas Faces are bland and calm, without emotion Scenes show heroic figures or real people doing real tasks of daily life Little background or sense of perspective

5 Narthex Tympanum, Medieval Sculpture, 1120 AD Jesus is center figure Sends apostles (around Him) out to the world to preach Tiny figures on bottom and arching around are those waiting for apostle preachers Most important (Jesus) is center and largest Bodies not important or realistic. Artist wanted to create religious meaning

6 Narthex Tympanum, Medieval Sculpture, 1120 AD Medieval Sculpture Example

7 Characteristics of Medieval Art Subjects are mostly religious Figures look flat and stiff with little real movement Important figures are large Fully clothed, draped in deeply carved, stiff-looking clothes Faces are solemn, with little emotion Paintings use vibrant colors Flat, two-dimensional painted figures Backgrounds a single color, often gold, no interest in creating realistic space

8 School of Athens, Renaissance Art by Raphael, 1510 AD Great thinkers of ancient Greece gather to discuss important ideas Each figure gestures and actively moves Figures interacting with other figures Emotions show how important their ideas are to them Arches frame the 2 most important, Aristotle and Plato Perspective used to show great space

9 School of Athens, Renaissance Art by Raphael, 1510 AD Renaissance Art Example

10 Characteristics of Renaissance Art Both religious and nonreligious scenes Figures look idealized, perfect Bodies may look active, moving Bodies may be nude or clothed Real people doing real tasks of daily life Faces express what people are thinking Colors respond to the light that falls on them Interest in nature, lots of natural detail Full, deep backgrounds with perspective Paintings are symmetrical

11 Madonna and Child with Two Angels by Filippo Lippi Renaissance, Medieval, or Classical Art

12 Madonna and Child with Two Angels by Filippo Lippi, 1406 AD Renaissance Angels emotion: proud Baby fat, round, like a real baby; reaches toward mother Hands draw attention toward Marys face Landscape behind open window Triangular shape formed by figures

13 Renaissance, Medieval, or Classical Art Bathing Venus, Artist unknown

14 Bathing Venus Artist Roman, unknown, 300 BC Classical Venus, goddess of love and beauty Young, beautiful, nude Graceful and modestly posing All move inward, emphasizing modesty Symbolize serenity and balance of classics

15 Renaissance, Medieval, or Classical Art Venus and Adonis by Titan

16 Venus and Adonis by Titan, 1550 AD Renaissance Titan is a Venetian artist who painted this for the king of Spain Goddess Venus tries to protect Adonis from the hunt that will end his life God of war looks down from the sky Figures, even dogs all move convincingly Faces indicate emotion Deep landscape showing background with light and air

17 Renaissance, Medieval, or Classical Art Madonna and Child in Majesty By Cimabue

18 Madonna and Child in Majesty by Cimabue, 1280 AD Medieval Large (12 ft ) of Virgin Mary and Jesus Jesus has the look of an older child rather than infant Flat characters, edged in gold leaf, looking heavenly, but not rounded or real Prophet background smaller than Madonna, trying to give feel of perspective

19 Grave Stele of Hegeso Artist unknown Renaissance, Medieval, or Classical Art

20 Grave Stele of Hegeso Artist unknown, 400 BC Classical Art Stele is a grave stone, marker Wealthy woman is scene of daily life No suggestion of background, carving not deep Figures realistic Figures balanced and harmonious Faces calm and smooth

21 Bayeux Tapestry Renaissance, Medieval, or Classical Art

22 Bayeux Tapestry embroidered in 1082 Medieval Bayeux Tapestry is majestic, over 70 meter long Shows William the Conqueror who defeats Harold of England Knights swear loyalty Church supports the king Bodies stiff and flat Faces with simple lines, expressionless

23 Pieta Renaissance, Medieval, or Classical Art

24 Pieta by Michelangelo, 1475 AD Renaissance Mary and Jesus both beautiful and young Limp figure, emotional grief Deep folds carved into marble Triangular, pyramid shape

25 Art Summarize the differences between Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Art. In what ways are they similar?


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