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1 This is an introduction to Italian Art - The Renaissance I am Mr. Lanni, Art Teacher at Columbia Middle School. I will lead you through this presentation which highlights a few artists from this period. You will notice that several of the artists are referred to by only one name. I use the name that the artists are most known by. Each slide contains a link for more information. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

2 Italian Renaissance The Renaissance is divided into two main parts Early Renaissance began in the 1400s High Renaissance began in the 1500s Renaissance means rebirth A discovery of ancient art in Italy led to an interest in classical Greek and Roman Art Renaissance artists believed that art from Ancient Greece and Rome was perfect Renaissance artists wanted to copy this perfect art This sculpture is called Laocoon. It is an ancient Greek sculpture that was copied by the Romans. It became a great inspiration for Renaissance sculptors This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

3 Italian Renaissance Giottos paintings show elements of depth and perspective that has not been seen before. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni Giotto is credited with being one of the first Renaissance Artists ( AD) Giotto worked towards the end of the Middle Ages and before the Renaissance actually began He painted people in a much more realistic way Giotto

4 Early Renaissance Lorenzo Ghiberti These doors are about 16 feet tall They took over 25 years to finish Michelangelo called them the Gates of Paradise 100 years after they were created Ghiberti is most known for winning an art contest held by the city of Florence, Italy in 1401 The winner was paid to sculpt a set of golden doors for the Baptistery building in the center of the city This is the Baptistery. If you look closely you can see the doors. Im pointing to it with my brush. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

5 Early Renaissance Brunelleschi lost the art contest to to sculpt the Baptistery doors Dont feel bad for him because he became a successful engineer & architect His architectural design was chosen to create the dome for the main Cathedral in Florence At the time Brunelleschis dome was considered the greatest architectural feat in the Western world Filippo Brunelleschi He developed linear perspective while drawing architectural plans for this dome This helped all artists to draw more realistically This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

6 Early Renaissance Donatello Donatello was trained by Lorenzo Ghiberti He created many sculptures using different materials like: Marble, Bronze and Wood One of Donatellos most well known works is an equestrian statue that stands about 11 feet tall This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

7 Early Renaissance Masaccio was influenced greatly by Brunelleschi He incorporated the new invention of linear perspective with Christian Imagery Masaccio In this picture Masaccio included the two people who paid for this painting This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

8 Early Renaissance Sandro Botticellis two most famous paintings illustrate stories from Greek and Roman Mythology Sandro Botticelli Primavera, which illustrates the story of Flora, the Roman goddess of Spring Birth of Venus, which illustrates the Goddess born of the sea This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

9 High Renaissance Three of the most famous artists from this period are: 1.Leonardo Da Vinci who painted the Mona Lisa 2.Michelangelo who sculpted the statue of David and painted the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel 3.Raphael who painted portraits and murals for the Popes private residence The High Renaissance was the culmination of the artistic developments of the Early Renaissance, and one of the great explosions of creative genius in the history of the West. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

10 Leonardos painting The Last Supper is a fresco which is a paint and plaster mix. It is damaged do to the fact that he experimented with a formula that has not held up over time. High Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci Everyone knows this lady. She is the Mona Lisa. For centuries no one knew who she was and there were many rumors about the picture. What is known is that he brought the painting with him when he moved to France for the last 15 years of his life. He died with this painting in his possession and it was then acquired by the French Government. This is why it is owned by the Louvre. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

11 High Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci In addition to being an artist, Leonardo was also an inventor. Some credit his design with being the inspiration for the modern day helicopter. Leonardo was hired by many armies to design weapons. This is one of his drawings for an oversize crossbow. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

12 Michelangelo Buonaroti High Renaissance Michelangelo considered himself a sculptor He most loved sculpting from large blocks of marble His statue of David was so large and so admired that it instantly became the symbol for city of Florence when it was finished in 1501 The statue stands about 17 feet tall and was carved all out of one block This is called the Pieta. Michelangelo was only 21 when he completed this sculpture. It made him very respected and helped him to get the commission to sculpt the David for the city of Florence. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

13 Michelangelos most famous painting is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome. He painted over 300 figures on an area that is 70 ft. high and is 150ft long by 45ft wide. It took him 4 years to finish. High Renaissance Michelangelo Buonaroti This is called the Creation of Adam, one of the many scenes from the ceiling. He hated painting and only wanted to sculpt. The Pope who hired him to paint the ceiling would not let Michelangelo out of his contract until the job was finished. Michelangelo painted all of his figures to look like they were sculpted out of blocks of marble. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

14 This painting by Raphael titled School of Athens depicts Ancient Greek Artists and Philosophers meeting in an Italian Renaissance building. This sums up the Renaissance ideal. Raphael is considered one of the best figure painters in the history of Western Art. He was the main rival of Michelangelo during the renaissance competing for art commissions. High Renaissance Raphael Santi This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

15 High Renaissance Titian He lived and painted his entire career in Venice. Titian painted religious scenes and pictures from Mythology but was most known for painting lifelike portraits of nobility. Titian was almost as famous as Michelangelo was during the Renaissance. This presentation was created by Joe Lanni

16 That concludes this presentation on the Italian Renaissance. Check out the links on each slide to learn more about these artists and many others who worked during this period. Italian Renaissance This presentation was created by Joe Lanni


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