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The Art of the Renaissance

were many famous religious paintings done in the time of the Renaissance such as Leonardo De Vinci's paintings called, "The Last Supper" and "Virgin of the Rocks". Another famous piece of art, is the painting of the "Sistine Chapel Ceiling" by Michelangelo. Also among his famous works are his sculptures, "David", representing the David in the bible and "Pieta", showing Jesus's dead body in the arms of his mother Mary. An interesting fact about the paintings is that in the Middle Ages, because of...

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Leonardo's Mona Lisa vs. Michelangelo's David

viewer. Her hands are resting on the arm of the chair. Behind the woman in the background is a landscape very characteristic of many Leonardo paintings. The Mona Lisa was painted toward the end of Leonardo’s career. In contrast, the David created by Michelangelo around 1501-4, is a marble sculpture of the biblical hero David. The seventeen foot tall statue depicts a young man standing in contrapposto. Most of his weight is supported with is right leg, while his left leg is relaxed. He holds his sling over...

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Introduction to Art Test Notes

communicating w/ God. Composed of cardinals, archbishops, bishops, abbots, and theologians, the council of Trent dealt w/ issues of Church doctrine, including many Protestants contested. (p254) Giorgio Vasari -- Pope Julius II – Commission of Michelangelo Lecture 8: High Renaissance II sfumato –Italian, "smoky." A smokelike haziness that subtly softens outlines in painting; particularly applied to the painting of Leonardo da Vinci. (the debate at 16th century about the scluture and painting) ...

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Renaissance Dbq

art is The Birth of Venus, a painting made from Renaissance Italian painter Botticelli. This piece of art is focused only on humans and their potential. (Doc 6) The David is a humanist Renaissance sculpture, made by a famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo. (Doc 4) Many great artists appeared during the Renaissance as well, such as Leonardo DaVinci and Donatello. Patronage of art was also used to show power and wealth, whereas in the Middle Ages religion was based on power. Literature, a form of...

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Comparing Works of Art

Renaissance Page 5. Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo da Vinci Page 6. References Comparing Works of Art 3 Abstract The Renaissance (1450 - 1600) was great rebirth of humanism, and a revival in cultural achievements for their own sake. The Renaissance began in Italy and then spread throughout northern Europe. Art, science and literature all grew tremendously during the Renaissance, led by artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci...

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Greek Influence on Renaissance

Renaissance artists such as Ghiberti, Donatello, and Raphael have made well-known art of Ancient Greek influence. Lorenzo Ghiberti’s art on the Florence Baptistery doors and three saint statues are prime examples of classical Greek inspiration. Michelangelo eventually named Ghiberti’s doors the Gates of Paradise. The Gates of Paradise and three statues are made of bronze, the same medium the Greeks used for their statues. Like the Greeks whose art focus was on mythological gods, Ghiberti’s door panels...

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Compare and Contrast the Northern and Italian Renaissance

only be building up color with many layers of oil paint which is a process called glazing. He also did the last supper from one point of perspective. He also illustrated how the human figure generate both circle and square in the Vitruvius Man. Michelangelo, the Renaissance genius who was also a sculptor and architect, he spend almost four years in the Sistine Chapel, he paints more than 300 biblical figures illustrating the creation and fall of humankind. He also designed the dome of St. Peter's...

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Renaissance Values and Ideas Expressed in Art

People of the Renaissance had many brilliant ideas and values which greatly affected the artwork of the time. In today’s society most people who are asked to name a great artist of all time reply with names such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael or Michelangelo. These people created their genius masterpieces during a time of growth and change in Europe known as the Renaissance. One thinks that the Renaissance came about when it did for many reasons such as changes in the church, and that affected people’s...

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Jan Van Eyck, Arnolfini Potrait, 1434, Oil on Wood Panel, 33 X 22

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503-1506, oil on wood panel, 30 ¼ x 21” [pic] • Raphael, The School of Athens, c. 1510-1511, fresco, 19 x 27’ [pic] • Michelangelo, Pieta, c. 1500, marble, height 5’ 8 ½” [pic] • Michelangelo, David, 1501-1504, marble, height 17’ [pic] • Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling (Creation of Adam) and Last Judgment, ceiling painted 1508-1512; end wall 1536-1541 [pic] • Titian, Venus of Urbino, c. 1538, oil on canvas...

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Sistine Chapels the Creation of Adam and the Two Opposing Responses

magnificent ceiling and beautiful fresco paintings, millions of people from the across the world travel the Italy to stop and see the works of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The Sistine Chapel ceiling is recognized as a masterpiece work of art. The paintings of the Chapels ceiling has been analyzed to discuss each panels significance and importance as Michelangelo depicts the nine scenes from the Bible, book of Genesis. One piece of work that is portrayed in the ceiling is the panel of The Creation of...

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