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  • Medieval & Renaissance Art

    Art is reflective of the historical settingCharacteristics of Medieval ArtDifferent MediumsByzantine IconsCharacteristics of Renaissance ArtEarly Italian RenaissanceNorthern RenaissanceHigh Renaissance

  • Characteristics of Medieval ArtLacks depth or perspectiveFigures are stiff and elongatedFacial expressions lack emotionsBackground frequently a solid color with tempra

  • Bayeaux Tapestry 11th Century-Halleys Comet

  • Bayeaux Tapestry1066AD Battle of Hastings

  • Byzantine Icon9th Century

  • Characteristics of Renaissance ArtIndividualism-Emphasized the uniqueness of each face and figure with emotions.Balance and Proportion-More realistic, tried to make art imitate life.Perspective- The impression of depth and distance.New Materials- Developed oil painting technique, create new colors and textures.

  • Giotto 1267-1337St Francis Fresco Cycle First use of Chiarascuro(light and shadow)

  • Masaccios The Tribute Money 1427 First use of linear perspective.

  • Donatellos David 1440First large cast bronze

  • Botticellis Birth of Venus 1480Neoplatonism, return to mythology

  • Michelangelo Buonarrati

  • Pieta 1498-1500

  • David 1501-1504

  • Sistine Chapel Ceiling 1512-1518Four years working on his back

  • Creation of Adamfrom Sistine Chapel

  • Temptation and Fall from Paradise from Sistine Chapel

  • Raphaels School of Athens 1510Master of design and perspective

  • School of Athens-detail

  • Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519Ideal Renaissance Man

  • Studies from his notebook

  • First work with Verrocchio1472

  • Mona Lisa(La Gioconda)1503First use of sfumato

  • Northern RenaissanceRenaissance spirit catching on in the Northern European cities.Renaissance ideas spread through trade and development of Guttenbergs moveable type.New innovations in artistic style arise.

  • Jan Van Eykes Arnolfini Wedding1430First use of oil based paints

  • Rembrandts Abraham and Isaac 1634Dutch artist famous for use of light and shadow.

  • Pietre Brueghels Peasant WeddingFamous for scenes of everyday life

  • Brueghels The Fall of Icarus 1558

  • Albrecht Durers Four Horsemen 1498First Artist to sign his work. Woodcut

  • Hans Holbeins Portraits 1536-1540German Born, Most famous portrait painter

  • Brunelleschis Dome in Florence , 1420-1436


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