Presentation on theme: "Renaissance Art Ms. Pugh"— Presentation transcript:
1 Renaissance Art Ms. Pugh Some slides have been adapted from other teacher’s PPTs. Special thanks to net for some of these slides.
2 What was the Renaissance? Period following the middle ages ( )“Rebirth” of classical Greece and RomeBegan in ItalyMoved to northern EuropeRejection of the Middle Age’s emphasis on religion
3 Renaissance ArtArt in the Renaissance was reborn due to the influence of several factors..Return to the Greeks & RomansScientific Revolution leads to greater understanding of anatomy and perspective = more realistic paintings.New idea of self and human achievement as new continents were discovered and conquered.Protestant Reformation allowed for individual artists to question traditional teaching.
4 Characteristics of Renaissance Culture and Art Humanism – glorification of human achievementsIndividualism – role of individual in society without need to associate with religious or family group
13 Dome ComparisonsIl Duomo St. Peter’s St. Paul’s US capital (Florence) (Rome) (London) (Washington)
14 MasaccioFirst since Giotto to paint the human figure as a real human being.He made figures stand upon their feet.Brought shadows into paintings.
15 First use of linear perspective! The TrinityMasaccio1427What you are, I once was; what I am, you will become.
16 DonatelloFirst free standing sculpture since the Classical Era (Greek & Roman)Normally figure has all his weight on one leg (S form).
17 BotticelliBrings back Classical mythology as acceptable themes in painting.
18 The High Renaissance Centered in Rome and Venice Focused on composition, ideal proportions, and perspectiveThe most famous were:Leonardo Da VinciMichelangeloRaphaelTitian
19 Leonardo Da Vinci 1452 - 1519 Renaissance Man Less than 20 of his paintings surviveHis most famous are the Mona Lisa and Last Supper
20 Mona Lisa Used chiarascuro to model figures – use of light and dark Three dimensional featuresNo obvious starting and stopping pointsPerfect blendingThe smile
21 The Last SupperFirst to try to show in art the character of each apostle.Used geometric perspectiveUsed oil/tempera for fresco – not a good ideaDuring WWII wet sandbags sat in front of it leading to massive mildewIs being restored
22 The Last Supper - da Vinci, 1498 verticalhorizontalPerspective!
23 Michelangelo 1475 – 1564 Commissioned by the Medici Family of Florence Considered himself first a sculptureExcelled in painting and architecture