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Characteristics of Renaissance Art

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Today we’re going to look at the artwork at the Renaissance and focus on those characteristics that differentiate artwork at the Renaissance from artwork at the Middle Ages. Today we'll look at seven characteristics in. you should follow along with your guided notes chart that you received in class. The first example of, our first characteristic of Renaissance art would be the use of Realism, in expression in paintings. In the painting that we have here on the screen, we see Adam and Eve who have been expelled from the garden of Eden. We can see from their faces that there’s a lot of emotion in the picture. We see if they are very upset. We see Adam very shamed. If artists were able to convey this side of emotions in paintings. In addition, an artist try their best to create lifelike representations of the figures and the objects in the paintings. So, even Adam and Eve are painted with curves looking as human-like much as possible. In addition, we see the use of nudity happening for the first time since ancient Rome, ancient Greek paintings and sculptures. So this is not back to Antiquity in replicating the use of nudity. The second characteristic would be the use of perspective in our work. Perspective means adjustment in size. This allows artists to convey images that appear three-dimensional. I took national service like a campus. So, by looking at these paintings. We see this idea of depth. So, in the image that we see on the screen. You can see that the buildings in the background appear much smaller than the people in the foreground. So, that shows that they are meant to be in the distance. You can see this in real life.Yes, you’re walking down a hallway, where the doors at the options in the hall seem very small. But as you get closer to them they get larger in size. Artists at the Renaissance are able to convey that in paintings, to provide the delusion of depth. The third characteristic would be Classicism. And that’s a replication of Classical style from Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. The two sculptures you have on the screen are scopes of people. The one on the left was from the 1st century BC. The one on the right was from 1504 and that is Michelangelo’s David. So we see a lot of similarities between the two because our Renaissance artists are tending to replicate the classical style techniques of the Greeks and the Romans. In addition, we also see secular as they utilized in paintings and sculptures. Secularism meaning non-religious. So we see a subject matter like our last painting that does not have any affiliation with the Catholic Church. The fourth characteristic would be the emphasis on individuals. This is something that works hand in hand with the ideas of Humanism which we talked about earlier in the week. Individualism is seated artwork by the focus on singular objects. This is a painting of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. So, Mona Lisa is our sole focus in the painting. We also see the use of Perspective because the mountains and the rivers in the background are much more smaller in comparison to Mona Lisa in the foreground. We see the use of individualism in statues because they are freestanding as opposed to be connected to a wall or some other type of structure. Light and Shadow are utilized in paintings in the Renaissance to create once again this notion of depth making images see more three-dimensional. So, Chiaroscuro is the contrast between light and dark colors.

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Posted by: aliciaa on May 30, 2015


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