Renaissance vs Baroque

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Renaissance:
the development of linear perspective and other techniques of rendering a more natural reality in painting, and gradual but widespread educational reform . In politics the Renaissance contributed the development of the conventions of diplomacy, and in science an increased reliance on observation. Renaissance scholars employed the humanist method in study, and searched for realism and human emotion in art  Florentine painters led byMasaccio strove to portray the human form realistically, developing techniques to render perspective and light more naturally Renaissance could be viewed as an attempt by intellectuals to study and improve the secular and worldly, both through the revival of ideas from antiquity, and through novel approaches to thought. During the Renaissance, money and art went hand in hand. Artists depended totally on patrons while the patrons needed money to sustain geniuses The Early Renaissance saw the first masters of the time experiment with color, perspective, tone, subject matter and many other aspects of their work. For the first time artists were able to explore subject matter unrelated to religion.

Baroque:
 exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur  In Baroque sculpture, groups of figures assumed new importance, and there was a dynamic movement and energy of human forms— they spiralled around an empty central vortex, or reached outwards into the surrounding space.

In this essay I intend on studying and making a comparison between 4 art works in total; 2 Baroque pieces and 2 pieces that belong from the Renaissance period. Both the periods started in Italy and then spread over most of Europe with time. The Renaissance was a movement that started in Florence, during the 14th century and lasted approximately till the 17th century. It affected and transformed Europe culturally and hence influenced the art work being produced. Artists strived to achieve more...
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