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Renaissance PaintingsFocus onLeonardo Da Vinci &Michelangelo

Renaissance art is the paintings sculpture and decorative art of renaissance periodThe wave of renaissance art was emerged in Italy in around 1400 century.Painter and architect Giotto di Bondone(1267-1337). One of the forerunners of the Renaissance.Renaissance art was developed in parallel with developments in philosophy, literature, music and science.

Giotto di Bondone(1267-1337)

In renaissance period the laws of liner perspective were discovered and employed in paintings

It gives the fullest sense of a painting

Church was no longer the only savior of the artists

Painters were started backed by the rich nobles and aristocrats

Along with biblical themed artworks, nonreligious themed paintings became popular as subject matter of paintings

The technique of oil painting was introduced in 15th century

Florence was the center hub of renaissance art. Most of the renaissance artists were in Florence and were backed by the church and rich Florentines

Florentine artists of Renaissance

1.Da Vinci 2.Michelangelo 3. Raphael 4.Titian 5.Sandro Botticelli 6. Caravaggio

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da VinciDa Vinci is the perfect personification of renaissance manHe was painter, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer and inventor His paintings started high renaissance in ItalyAs a thinker he was very much ahead of his timeDa Vinci was naturalistHe interpreted nature through his paintingsHis drawings also featured anatomy and numerous innovative engineering ideas.Most citable da Vinci invention are parachute, flying machine, machine gun, armored tank, self propelled car and robotic knight.

Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks demonstrates his interest in nature

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci's most renowned masterpiece. With her secret smile Mona Lisa still puzzles us.

The Last Supper is Vinci's study of psychological reactions. Last Supper depicts Jesus Christ tells His followers that one of them will kill him. In Last Supper Vinci wanted to portray the mixed emotions of surprise, horror, and guilt of human kind.

Vinci's drawing the Vitruvian Man depicts idealhuman proportionswith geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius.

Vinci's innovative ideas were 500 years ahead of his time. Da Vinci's Notebook contains his advanced innovative drawings about 1.Self propelled cart 2. Flying machine 3.Parachute 4. Armored tank 5.Robotic knight 6. Triple barrel cannon

Drawing of the human fetus in uterus from Da Vinci's anatomical notebooks

Da Vinci's anatomical study of shoulder and neck

Leonardo's Aerial Screw

Though the first actual helicopter wasnt built until the 1940s, it is believed that Leonardo da Vincis sketches from the late fifteenth century were the predecessor to the modern day flying machine


Painter, sculpture, poet and architect Michelangelo was another towering figure of high renaissance Unlike Leonardo he was an idealistAt the center of his all paintings is the human figureHis human figures are powerful colossal and magnificentMichelangelo applied classical Greek style of painting in his various biblical themed artwork.

David is amasterpiece ofMichelangelo created between 1501 and 1504 represents theBiblical heroDavid, a favored subject in the art ofFlorence

The last judgment

Michelangelo painted on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel in Rome from 1508 to 1512 depicting scenes from the book of Genesis.

ThePietis a subject in Christian art depicting theVirgin Marycradling the dead body ofJesusTheMoses(15131515) housed in the church ofSan Pietro inRome. in 1505 Commissioned byPope Julius IIfor histomb

Michelangelo's The creation of Adam depicts philosophical questions into the meaning of life and the universe. It represents renaissance realism at its height .

Renaissance architecture had its roots in the pastIn renaissance period Painting style, sculpture and new building style was eclectic Italian renaissance art got inspiration from Greek gothic and ancient roman styleRenaissance artists wanted to rediscover the hidden mysterious of the soul and the universe and the were worshiper of beauty

The Villa Rotonda a highly influential renaissance architecture drew for inspiration on the Roman pantheon. It shows renaissance art actually rejuvenated the past and searched inspiration in the past

Pantheon in Rome was built in 118-128 AD

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