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1 The 14 th Century Cataclysm

2 Events of the 14 th Century The transition from the Medieval Warm Period to the Little Ice Age Beginning of the Ottoman Empire, early expansion into the early Balkans : Osman I, 1st Sultan of the Ottoman Empire The Avignon papacy transfers the seat of the Popes from Italy to France The Great Famine of 1315-1317 kills millions of people in Europe The death of the Ilkhan Abu Said in 1335, causing the disintegration of the Mongol rule in Persia. The Hundred Years' War begins when Edward III of England lays claim to the French throne in 1337. Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orléans 1431 Black Death kills around a third of the population of Europe. (1347–1351).

3 Black Death: Bubonic Plague One of the deadliest pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Started in Central Asia, it reached the Crimea by 1346 From there, it spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe -- probably from black rats on merchant ships, Estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe's population World population fell from about 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover. The plague returned at various times, resulting in a larger number of deaths, until it left Europe in the 19th century.

4 Pieter Breughel, The Triumph of Death

5 The Dance of Death

6 Boccaccios Decameron Collection of 100 novelle with a frame tale Frame tale realistically details the Black Death in Italy Novelle: short tales based set in realistic settings with a variety of characters from all social classes

7 Ten young people leave Florence during the Plague to find respite in the countryside. They decide to pass the time by telling stories to each other: Ten stories for Ten days: The Decameron

8 Geoffrey Chaucer First great English poet Early works reflect courtly concerns and ideals Influenced by French and Italian models

9 The Canterbury Tales Chaucers masterpiece Frame: Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury Brilliant portraits of English characters Tales include many genres: romance, sermon, fabilaux, lai, etc.

10 From Christine de Pisan, 'Works'. Copyright ©, The British Library Christine de Pisan 1364-ca. 1430 First European professional female author Prominent in the Debate about Women Works include courtesy books, military treatises, dream visions and The Book of the City of Ladies


12 The end of Mongol Yuan Dynasty in China and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1368) The heresy of Lollardy rises in England The Great Schism of the West begins in 1378, eventually leading to 3 simultaneous popes. Peasants' Revolt in England in 1381. The Mali Empire expands westward and conquers Tekrur (West Africa). The poet Petrarch coins the term Dark Ages to describe the preceding 900 years in Europe, beginning with the fall of Rome in 476 through to the renewal embodied in the Renaissance. Beginning of the Renaissance in Italy More Events of the 14 th Century

13 The Renaissance

14 Aspects of Renaissance Art

15 chiaroscuro modeling figures by means of gradations of light and shade

16 Cimabue c. 1280-90 Giotto c.1310 Madonna Enthroned

17 Giotto 1266-1337 A shepherd boy who became the painter Cimabues apprentice Based his figures on observation rather than painterly or iconic traditions Employed chiaroscuoro to create dimensional figures Figures display intense emotions Narrative fresco series Herald of the Renaissance

18 Giotto The Raising of Lazarus c. 1304-06 Fresco cycle in Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua.

19 devotional realism detailed pictorial emphasis on the human nature and suffering of Christ with details drawn from everyday life and nature

20 Giotto St. Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds 1297-99 San Francesco, Upper Church, Assisi, Italy

21 Fra Filippo Lippi Madonna and Child 1459

22 Giotto Lamentation c. 1305 Fresco cycle in Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua.

23 Michelangelo, Pietas 1498-99 1547-55

24 narrative painting painting that tells a story

25 Massacio The Tribute Money 1420s Brancacci Chapel 24. And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25. He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26. Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. 27. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. Matthew 17:24–27

26 urbanity interest in the life and governance of cities

27 Lorenzetti, The Effects of Good Government in the City, 1338

28 Lorenzetti, The Allegory of Bad Government in the City, 1338 Avarice Pride Vanity Tyrant

29 classical humanism recovery and study of Greek and Latin texts, art and architecture with an emphasis on the role of the individual

30 Botticelli, Primavera, c. 1482 Mercury Three Graces Venus Flora Chloris Zephyrus

31 Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, c. 1486

32 Raphael, The School of Athens, 1509-10

33 Raphael, The Parnassus, 1509-10

34 linear perspective the illusion of space and distance on a flat surface

35 linear perspective System originated in Florence, Italy in the early 1400s. The artist and architect Brunelleschi demonstrated its principles but The architect and writer, Leon Battista Alberti was first to write down its rules An artist must first imagine the picture surface as an "open window" through which to see the painted world. Straight lines are then drawn on the canvas to represent the horizon and "visual rays" connecting the viewer's eye to a point in the distance

36 linear perspective The horizon line runs across the canvas at the eye level of the viewer. The horizon line is where the sky appears to meet the ground. The vanishing point should be located near the center of the horizon line. The vanishing point is where all parallel lines (orthogonals) that run towards the horizon line appear to come together like train tracks in the distance. Orthogonal lines are "visual rays" helping the viewer's eye to connect points around the edges of the canvas to the vanishing point. An artist uses them to align the edges of walls and paving stones.

37 Massacio The Tribute Money 1420s Brancacci Chapel Widely believed to be the first painting, since the fall of Rome (ca. 476 A.D.), to use Scientific Linear One Point Perspective, or, all the orthogonals point to one vanishing point, in this case, Christ. Also, it is one of the first paintings that does away with the use of a head-cluster. If you were to walk into the painting, you could walk around Jesus Christ, in the semicircle created, and back out the painting again with ease. horizon line vanishing point orthogonal lines

38 aerial perspective the effect the atmosphere has on the appearance of an object as it is viewed from a distance

39 aerial perspective As the distance between an object and a viewer increases, the contrast between the object and its background decreases. The colors of the object become less saturated and shift towards the background color. Leonardo da Vinci. He called it the perspective of disappearance.

40 Leonardo da Vinci The Virgin and Child with St. Anne (c. 1510) Louvre Museum aerial perspective

41 sfumato Leonardo da Vinci described sfumato as "without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke or beyond the focus plane."

42 Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa or La Gioconda (1503–1505/1507) Louvre, Paris, France sfumato

43 Leonardo da Vinci Virgin of the Rocks 1843-46 Louvre,

44 anatomy scientific observation and study of the human body

45 Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian Man 1487

46 Davids Donatello, 1432 Michelangelo, 1504

47 tondo a circular painting or sculpture

48 Michelangelo, The Taddei Tondo (The Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John) 1504-06 Botticelli, Madonna of the Pomegranate 1487

49 fresco mural painting on walls or ceilings

50 fresco Fresco comes from the Italian word affresco which derives from the Latin word for "fresh Buon fresco technique consists of painting in pigment mixed with water on a thin layer of wet, fresh plaster A secco painting is done on dry plaster (secco is "dry" in Italian). The pigments thus require a binding medium, such as egg (tempera), glue or oil to attach the pigment to the wall

51 Michelangelo, The Sistine Chapel, 1508-12



54 The Creation of Adam

55 Adam and Eve

56 The Flood


58 portraits and self-portraits hallmarks of a new self-consciousness coupled with the desire for fame and immortality

59 1: Zeno of Citium – 2: Epicurus – 3: unknown (believed to be Raphael or Federico II of Mantua?) – 4: Boethius or Anaximander or Empedocles? – 5: Averroes – 6: Pythagoras – 7: Alcibiades or Alexander the Great? – 8: Antisthenes or Xenophon or Timon? – 9: Hypatia, or Raphael, or Fornarina as a personification of Love [ or Francesco Maria della Rovere? – 10: Aeschines or Xenophon? – 11: Parmenides? (Leonardo da Vinci) – 12: Socrates – 13: Heraclitus (Michelangelo) – 14: Plato (Leonardo da Vinci) – 15: Aristotle (Giuliano da Sangallo) – 16: Diogenes of Sinope – 17: Plotinus (Donatello?) – 18: Euclid or Archimedes with students (Bramante?) – 19: Strabo or Zoroaster? (Baldassare Castiglione) – 20: Ptolemy? – R: Apelles (Raphael) – 21: Protogenes (Il Sodoma, Perugino, or Timoteo Viti) proposed identities and models in Raphaels The School of Athens

60 donor portraits Andrea Mantegna, Madonna Della Vittoria 1495-96 Commissioned by Francesco II Gonzaga to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Fornova

61 family portraits Andrea Mantegna The Court of Mantua (the Gonzaga family) c. 1474

62 Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait, 1434 reflection of the artist

63 Hans Holbein the Younger Self-Portrait 1542

64 The Tudors by Hans Holbein Princess Mary Princess Elizabeth Prince Edward Henry VIII

65 Hans Holbein the Younger Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam with Renaissance Pilaster, 1523

66 Albrecht Dürer, Self-Portrait, 1500

67 Albrecht Dürer, Erasmus 1526

68 Sofonisba Anguisola, Self-Portrait, c. 1554

69 Sofonisba Anguisola, Portrait of Queen Anne of Austria, 1570

70 Lavinia Fontana, Self-Portrait, 1577

71 Lavinia Fontana, Newborn Baby in a Crib, 1583

72 Artemesia Gentileschi, Pittura, 1630

73 Artemesia Gentileschi, Portrait of a Condottiere

74 Judith Leyster Self-Portrait, 1635

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