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1 Renaissance Art Italian Early and High Renaissance Art

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 Characteristics of Renaissance Art

4 Realism & Expression  Expulsion from the Garden  Masaccio  1427  First nudes since classical times.

5 2. Perspective First use of linear perspective! The Trinity Masaccio 1427

6 3. Classicism  Greco-Roman influence.  Secularism.  Humanism.  Individualism free standing figures.  Symmetry/Balance The Classical Pose Medici Venus

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

8 5. Geometrical Arrangement of Figures  The Dreyfus Madonna with the Pomegranate  Leonardo da Vinci  1469  The figure as architecture!

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

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11 Early Renaissance The First Three Hall-of-Famers

12 Masaccio Founder of early Renaissance Painting Painted human figure as a real human being (3D) Used perspective Consistent source of light (accurate shadows)

13 The Tribute Money

14 #2 Donatello The sculptors Masaccio David ( ) –First free standing, life-size nude since Classical period –Contrapposto –Sense of Underlying skeletal structure

15 The Penitent Magdalen (Donatello) real gaunt Speak, speak or the plague take you!

16 #3 Boticelli 1482 Rebirth of Classical mythology Fully Pagan THE BIRTH OF VENUS

17 The Italian Renaissance Leonardo Michelangelo Raphael Titian

18 Da Vinci Mona Lisa ( ) Perspective, Anatomy, Composition

19 Cultural icon

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21 The Last Supper Emotions Response

22 Michelangelo David Michelangelo Buonarotti 1504 Marble

23 Raphael School of Athens 1510

24 Raphael Da Vinci Michelangelo

25 Aristotle: looks to this earth [the here and now]. Plato: looks to the heavens [or the IDEAL realm].

26 Pythagoras

27 Ptolemy Euclid

28 Titian Dazzling contrasting colors Ample female forms Asymmetric compositions Bacchanal of the Adrians 1518

29 Venus of Urbino – Titian, 1558

30 A Portrait of Savonarola By Fra Bartolomeo, Dominican friar who decried money and power. Anti-humanist he saw humanism as too secular, hedonistic, and corrupting. The Bonfire of the Vanities, /Burned books, artwork, jewelry, and other luxury goods in public. /Even Botticelli put some of his paintings on the fire!!


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