Art, and Literature




Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" (c. 1511)
Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" (c. 1511)


Renaissance literally means "rebirth." The renaissance was not just a "rebirth" but also and part of new discoveries and ideas.


Art and Literature was significant to the renaissance era/period of time because art renaissance patrons wanted to show how the joy and beauty of there art was. The renaissance art grew and changed over time. How did it change you ask? Will back before the renaissance it was the Black Death and the art focused more on religion and saints. Once the movement of the renaissance started they focused more on themselves and the world they lived around. It was more individualism and realism of the period of time. Bodies were more solid and the paintings showed perspective, linear perspective, profile, portrait, and three-quarter pose. All of these were apart of the how paintings showed emotions and more details. They started to use oil painting and do 3D work so it could show more of there work.

http://www.students.sbc.edu/kitchin04/artandexpression/renaissance%20art.html

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external image 390px-Sandro_Botticelli_046.jpg Through out the renaissance it was more about humanism and what was around them. The world of were are they. More and more the churches and halos was disappearing and more about who they are.
Square panel. The nativity of Jesus. Some ancient Roman columns are used to support a stable roof. A stone coffin has been reused as a feed trough. To the left, the Virgin Mary in a red dress, blue cloak and sheer veil kneels to worship the Christ Child, who is a plump baby lying in the foreground. Three shepherds, the ox and the donkey are worshipping the child. Beside Mary, Joseph looks up to see a long procession coming, as the Three Wise Men draw near, with their retinue.
Square panel. The nativity of Jesus. Some ancient Roman columns are used to support a stable roof. A stone coffin has been reused as a feed trough. To the left, the Virgin Mary in a red dress, blue cloak and sheer veil kneels to worship the Christ Child, who is a plump baby lying in the foreground. Three shepherds, the ox and the donkey are worshipping the child. Beside Mary, Joseph looks up to see a long procession coming, as the Three Wise Men draw near, with their retinue.
In this picture is shows one halo and the rest of the picture shows what is around and what is surrounding them. The men and animals it shows more realism and reality. Then more of what it could be or should be.

Rectangular fresco. The scene is like Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, above, which is based on it. There is a similar townscape and circular building in perspective, with an ancient Roman triumphal arch to either side. In the foreground, Jesus gives the keys of Heaven to St Peter, who is kneeling. To the right and left stand the other disciples and some onlookers, who are distinguished by Renaissance clothing. There are many more small figures in the square behind them.
Rectangular fresco. The scene is like Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, above, which is based on it. There is a similar townscape and circular building in perspective, with an ancient Roman triumphal arch to either side. In the foreground, Jesus gives the keys of Heaven to St Peter, who is kneeling. To the right and left stand the other disciples and some onlookers, who are distinguished by Renaissance clothing. There are many more small figures in the square behind them.
Throgh out reissance there were many famous painters. They werre supproted by people or patrons that paid for there paintings to be put around the town and to show others what they did and who paid for it.