Techniques used in Renaissance art

1.) How are art techniques significant to the Renaissance?
Art techniques are significant to the Renaissance because art was one of the things that defined the Renaissance. A characteristic of the Renaissance was relating to real life, instead of 2D figures, they used 3D figures to implement realism, since in real life we aren't 2D.
2.) How did the aspect contribute to the further growth of the Renaissance?
The aspect of art techniques contributed to the Renaissance more because the idea of the Renaissance was to focus on a persons life. Originally, in the Middle Ages, they would focus on religious art and drawings. Art techniques also contributed to the further growth because it used realism, they used techniques such as foreshortening, which added depth to photos to make it more realistic. They also used another technique called sfumato, this gave the illusion of depth or an illusion of 3D. Another very important technique that made Renaissance art flourish was a technique called linear perspective. Linear Perspective is used to give the illusion of making something look far away when it is actually close.


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(Example of Forshortening)

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( Example of sfumato)

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3.) What aspects of Humanism are in this aspect?
Their are many aspects of humanism in art techniques. Art techniques were born out of the Renaissance. They were used to make things more realistic and to relate to peoples everyday lives during the Renaissance. Also, they started to make there art more beautiful, rather than just use the same generic techniques and backgrounds they used in the Middle Ages.