Italian Art and Architecture of the Renaissance

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Prof Frank BoyerSUNY Ulster31 May 2011


  • 1. Italian Art and Architecture of the Renaissance Dr. Frank Boyer

2. map of Europe

  • pilgrimage routes remind us that there are more interest in trade through Italy than to fight

3. Holy Roman Empire Byzantine and northern Europe hitting one another using the classical remnants for uses of churches like coliseum Manufacturing centers and trading centers one pope was a scientist and mathematician Papal state separate from Italy Julius 2 attempts to make Rome as center of the Italian State Term Gothic art is created by Vasariwho blasts Gothic art. all classic painting were destroyed done in fresco and encaustic(wax and pigment on wood) different entities manufacturing different capitals Venice state of trade, Bologna- state of Law, Florence- Banking moved away from faring and agrarian to these arenas of trade, law, banking. Credit established and double entry booking 4.

  • Mary and Jesus expression distortion made out of wood with gold

5. Portraiture 6. map of interior of the church 7. Notre Dame with flying Buttress

8. Interior of Notre Dame

9. another interior

10. church exterior

11. close up on people on columns

12. Annunciation

13. Proto-Renaissance

14. Byzantine God

  • mosaic
  • classic use was for floor covering
  • byzantine was for

15. Book cover of Jesus

16. Adult Jesus with dinner plate halo people

17. Jesus not resting with cookie cutter people

18. sculptural example

19. working class sculpture

20. Jesus entering Jerusalem stone

21. Pisano early roman empire

  • Nativity

22. Giovanni Pisano, the younger Pisano

23. Innovation of Art and Architecture in Italian Rennaisance

24. Betrayal of Jesus by Giotto

25. detail

  • the emotions
  • the convention of looking at people straight ahead versus side views

26. Raising of Lazarus

  • look at how are the figures are dressed?
  • what colors?
  • what is happening in the painting.


  • use of color is deliberate
  • seeing the back of someone would never be seen in Gothic art
  • Looking through window of something happening now

28. Nativity

29. Lamentation

  • Mary with infant versus dead son

30. Annunciation

31. Masaccio The Holy Trinity

32. Florence Cathedral 33. Galleria degli Uffizi Vasari

  • hall of columns

34. Milan Cathedral

  • frontal
  • side
  • roof