Presentation on theme: "Quattrocento Italian Art. Theme: PMA Positive Mental Attitude Humanism: emphasis on education, expanding knowledge (esp of Classical antiquities and literature),"— Presentation transcript:
Theme: PMA Positive Mental Attitude Humanism: emphasis on education, expanding knowledge (esp of Classical antiquities and literature), exploration of individual potential and desire to excel, commitment to moral responsibility and moral duty
Theme: PMA Perspective, Modeling, and Anatomy Development of linear perspective (Brunelleschi and Alberti) Use of modeling (shading) to create volume, depth, and atmospheric perspective Reintroduction of contrapposto and careful study of the human body
Theme: PMA Triangular composition Interest in symmetry, balance, and harmony Geometric and mathematical perfection as a reflection of the divine P M A
Theme: PAM Pam = grease PAM = Greece Renaissance artists would have been “stuck” without Classical influences
Donatello Feast of Herod Baptistery, Siena Cathedral ca. 1425 gilded bronze relief 1 ft. 11 in. x 1 ft. 11 in.
Lorenzo Ghiberti Gates of Paradise Baptistery, Florence Cathedral 1425-1452 gilded bronze relief approximately 17 ft. high
Lorenzo Ghiberti Gates of Paradise Isaac and His Sons Baptistery, Florence Cathedral 1425-1452 gilded bronze relief panel approximately 2 ft. 7 1/2 in. x 2 ft. 7 1/2 in.
Lorenzo Ghiberti Isaac and His Sons Baptistery, Florence Cathedral 1425-1452 gilded bronze relief
“Harmony and concord of all the parts achieved in such a manner that nothing could be added or taken away or altered except for the worse” - Marcus Vitruvius (c. 80 – 15 BCE) author of De Architectura Vitruvian Archtiecture (De Architectura ) The only surviving Classical text on architecture. There are three necessary qualities all buildings should possess. They must be: solid useful beautiful
Filippo Brunelleschi dome of Florence Cathedral Florence, Italy 1420-1436