Presentation on theme: "Renaissance Art As with Renaissance Literature, three themes of Renaissance Art: Humanism, Secularism, and Classicism. The Renaissance will see a shift."— Presentation transcript:
Renaissance Art As with Renaissance Literature, three themes of Renaissance Art: Humanism, Secularism, and Classicism. The Renaissance will see a shift in art - from art purely for the sake of glorifying God and teaching Biblical and Catholic lessons to art for the sake of also glorifying human beings and their Earthly emotions, experiences, surroundings. Realism will be the key to Renaissance art, as compared to Medieval Art…
Carolingian Evangelist Late 8 th Century From the Codex Aureus of Lorsch (an illuminated Gospel Book from the Charlemagne period of the Frankish kingdom)
A typical Medieval depiction of Christ A Christ Pantokrator (Christ with the halo in a cross form) From the 11 th Century
The Morgan Leaf – detached from the 12 th Century Winchester Bible (English) Depicts scenes from the life of David
Medieval depiction of Charlemagne’s coronation in 800.
Fra Angelico, Adoration of the Magi Fra Angelico, AKA Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John from Fiesole 1395 - 1455)
Realism – the key difference. Contributes to the humanism of Italian Art Achieved through use of new techniques: –Perspective –Chiaroscuro and realistic coloring –Overlapping figures –Movement –Use of realistic fore- and backgrounds
Titian Portrait of Charles V at the Battle of Muhlberg
The Northern Renaissance Italian Renaissance Vs. Northern Renaissance Subject matter: Italian: Classical mythology, religious scenes. Northern: Domestic interiors, portraits, religious scenes. Style: Italian: Symmetrical, balanced, good sense of mass, linear perspective. Northern: Attention to surface detail, naturalism. Known for: Italian: Figures with mass and volume, knowledge of underlying anatomy. Northern: Minute surface detail. Media: Italian: Fresco, tempera, oil. Northern: Oil on panel.