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2 Art and Patronage Italians were willing to spend a lot of money on art. / Art communicated social, political, and spiritual values. / Italian banking & international trade interests had the money. Public art in Florence was organized and supported by guilds. Therefore, the consumption of art was used as a form of competition for social & political status!

3 Perspective Perspective! Perspective! Perspective! Perspective! Perspective! First use of linear perspective! Perspective! Perspective! The Trinity Masaccio 1427 What you are, I once was; what I am, you will become.

4 Emphasis on Individualism Batista Sforza & Federico de Montefeltre: The Duke & Dutchess of Urbino Piero della Francesca,

5 Artists as Personalities/Celebrities Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects Giorgio Vasari 1550

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7 Renaissance Florence The Wool Factory by Mirabello Cavalori, 1570 The Wool Factory by Mirabello Cavalori, – first gold florins minted 1252 – first gold florins minted Florentine lion: symbol of St. Mark Florentine lion: symbol of St. Mark

8 Lorenzo the Magnificent Cosimo de Medici

9 Florence Under the Medici Medici Chapel Medici Chapel The Medici Palace

10 Filippo Brunelleschi Commissioned to build the cathedral dome. / Used unique architectural concepts. ¡He studied the ancient Pantheon in Rome. ¡Used ribs for support.

11 Brunelleschi’s Dome

12 Dome Comparisons Il Duomo St. Peter’s St. Paul’s US capital (Florence) (Rome) (London) (Washington)

13 The Ideal City Piero della Francesca, 1470

14 Ghiberti – Gates of Paradise Baptistry Door, Florence – The Winner!

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16 Vitruvian Man Leonardo da Vinci 1492 The L’uomo universale

17 The Renaissance “Man” Broad knowledge about many things in different fields. Deep knowledge/skill in one area. Able to link information from different areas/disciplines and create new knowledge. The Greek ideal of the “well-rounded man” was at the heart of Renaissance education.

18 Self-Portrait -- da Vinci, Artist Sculptor Architect Scientist Engineer Inventor

19 Mona Lisa – da Vinci,

20 Mona Lisa OR da Vinci??

21 The Last Supper - da Vinci, 1498

22 A Da Vinci “Code”: St. John or Mary Magdalene?

23 Leonardo, the Scientist (Biology): Pages from his Notebook An example of the humanist desire to unlock the secrets of nature.

24 Leonardo, the Inventor: Pages from his Notebook

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26 Michelangelo Buonorrati 1475 – 1564 He represented the body in three dimensions of sculpture.

27 David Michelangelo Buonarotti 1504 Marble

28 The Sistine Chapel Michelangelo Buonarroti

29 The Sistine Chapel’s Ceiling Michelangelo Buonarroti

30 The Sistine Chapel Details Creation of Man

31 Raffaello Sanzio ( ) Self-Portrait, 1506 Portrait of the Artist with a Friend, 1518

32 Raphael’s Madonnas Sistine Madonna Cowpepper Madonna

33 The School of Athens – Raphael, One point perspective. All of the important Greek philosophers and thinkers are included  all of the great personalities of the Seven Liberal Arts! A great variety of poses. Located in the papal apartments library. Raphael worked on this commission simultaneously as Michelangelo was doing the Sistine Chapel. No Christian themes here.

34 The School of Athens – Raphael, Raphael Da Vinci Michelangelo

35 Pope Leo X with Cardinal Giulio deMedici and Luigi De Rossi by Raphael, A Medici Pope. He went through the Vatican treasury in a year! His extravagances offended even some cardinals [as well as Martin Luther!]. Started selling indulgences.

36 Birth of Venus – Botticelli, 1485 An attempt to depict perfect beauty.

37 Botticelli’s Venus Motif. 10¢ Italian Euro coin Euro Coin

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40 Jan van Eyck (1395 – 1441) More courtly and aristocratic work. / Court painter to the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good.   The Virgin and Chancellor Rolin, 1435.

41 Albrecht D ü rer ( ) The greatest of German artists. A scholar as well as an artist. His patron was the Emperor Maximilian I. Also a scientist / Wrote books on geometry, fortifications, and human proportions. Self-conscious individualism of the Renaissance is seen in his portraits.   Self-Portrait at 26, 1498.

42 D ü rer Self-Portrait in Fur-Collared Robe, 1500

43 Bruegel’s, Niederlandisch Proverbs, 1559

44 The English Were More Interested in Architecture than Painting Hardwick Hall, designed by Robert Smythson in the 1590s, for the Duchess of Shrewsbury [more medieval in style].

45 Artist to the Tudors Henry VIII (left), 1540 and the future Edward VI (above), 1543.


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