The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spre
ading to the rest of Europe. The term is also used more loosely to refer to the historic era, but since the changes of the Renaissance were not uniform across Europe, this is a general use of the term.
As a cultural movement, it included a revival of learning based on classical sources and the development of linear perspective in painting, then widespread educational reform.
Traditionally, this reform has resulted in the Renaissance being viewed as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era. Although the Renaissance saw revolutions in many intellectual pursuits, as well as social and tremendous political changes, it is perhaps best known for its artistic developments and the contributions of such talents as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, who inspired the term "Renaissance man".
? The representative of Renaissance painting is the three heroes of the most prominent works, including：
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo， Raphael.
? The famous artests also include Fra Angelico, Masaccio, Filippo lippi, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and so on.
1. Leonardo da Vinci
April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519
? He was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. ? Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. ? He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.
? He was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. ? Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines. ? He is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Italian, Leonardo da Vinci.
6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564
? Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known simply as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for April 6 or March the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. 28, 1483 ----?Together with Michelangelo and April 6, 1520 Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.
The Mona Lisa
* Mona Lisa is a 16th-century
portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo da Vinci during the Renaissance in Florence, Italy. * The work is currently owned by the Government of France and is on display at the Musé e du Louvre in Paris under the title Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo.
Why you picked this picture and how you would grade it???
? It owns great popularity in people’s eyes. ? As we known, the Middle Age is an age oppressed human nature and all the art theme is god. However, Leonardo da Vinci, reversed himself and printed lively human and preach up humanism. ? the man in his printings who has both intelligence and poetic elegance, purified spirit and fresh, sense and sensibility, science and art, which is the perfect representative of Renaissance.
List 3 other main artists that were involved with the style and art history period you have chosen.
? Masaccio (1401,12,21 – autumn 1428) ---born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, was the first great painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. ? Filippo lippiv (1406 – 8 October 1469), ---also called Lippo Lippi, was an Italian painter of the Italian Quattrocento (15th century).
? Botticelli ? ---Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli or Il Botticello "The Little Barrel"; (c. 1445 – May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance (Quattrocento).
I think it could influenced by Renaissance. this kind of building had followed rectilineal style and reused ancient Greece and Romans' pillar composition of a picture.
? Architects and artists thought rectilineal style buliding symbolised Christ theocratic governance. They also thought this kind of classical buliding, especially classical pillar composition of a picture, reflected harmony and sensibility, smiliar to human beauty, which are fit for the humanism spirit of Renaissance. ? Architects in thier paintings reflets this time spirit, meanwhile pay more attentions to express own personalities, which are the main features of Renaissance's architecture.