December 06, 2007

The Renaissance Including such artists as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Popular Works:

  1. Primavera (The Birth of Spring), Birth of Venus - Sandro Botticelli
  2. Bronze David, Marble David - Donatello
  3. David, Pieta' - Michelangelo
  4. School of Athens - Raphael
  5. Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, Ospedale degli Innocenti Loggia, San Lorenzo (Florence), Santo Spirito (Florence) - Brunelleschi
  6. Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man, Annunciation - Leonardo
  7. North and East Doors, Baptistry of San Giovanni, Florence - Ghiberti

Themes: This period is characterized by numerous religious works; themes include the Holy Trinity, Holy Family, Adoration of the Magi, Virgin and child. Mythological subject matter is introduced in the visual arts of this period.

Centers of Art:

  1. 15th-century Florence
  2. 16th-century Rome
  3. 16th-century Northern Italy (including Venice, provinces)
  4. 15th-century Flanders

Important literature:

  1. Vasari's Lives of the Artists
  2. Alberti's On Painting

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