Presentation on theme: "Renaissance Art The influence of humanism during its first two hundred years transformed much of Europes intellectual and creative activity. New inspirations."— Presentation transcript:
Renaissance Art The influence of humanism during its first two hundred years transformed much of Europes intellectual and creative activity. New inspirations were found, in fields as different as political theory and epic poetry, among the writers of Greece and Rome. Military strategy was rethought; universities changed their curricula. But the most spectacular impact was on the visual arts, whose radiance and originality have come to represent the era as a whole. The very appreciation of genius was a by-product of humanist thought and helped transform the artist into one of the most honored and admired figures in society. Theodore K. Rabb, Renaissance Lives
Categories of Renaissance Art Architecture Painting Sculpture Textiles (tapestries) Manuscript illumination Gardens
Filippo Brunelleschi, dome of Florence Cathedral (1420-36)
Leon Battista Alberti, San Francesco, Rimini (begun 1451)
Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, courtyard of the Palazzo Farnese. Third story and attic by Michelangelo (1548).
Michelangelo, St. Peters Basilica, 1546-1564. Dome completed by Giacomo Della Porta in 1590.