Artists such as Michelangelo, who received generous commissions from Pope Julius II, created such splendid, ethereal, and religious works as David and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel as a way to impress and captivate followers of the Catholic Church (and, undoubtedly, as a means to intimidate followers of the Protestant Reformation). At the same time, there was a sense of discovery in the Renaissance, and a newfound love of the classical writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The humanist program of study could typically only be afforded by aristocrats and the rising merchant class, and, as these people sought to boast of their might through the commission of art (the Medicis of Florence are well-known for this clever tactic), we have works such as School of Athens by Raphael, which depicts a beautiful blend of Christian subject and classical ideals. In the late 1800s, however, there was a sense of disillusionment with the increasingly industrialized world. Whilst Renaissance painters sought to create a "window into the world", artists of the late 19th century began to attempt to have their viewers
Art Analysis Paper-Sacred Theme Paintings During the research for the Scavenger Hunt class paper, the Sacred Realm theme was selected as the theme to be discussed and analyzed. A comparison analysis of the two paintings by Sano di Pietro's Madonna and Child (15th Century) and Pietro Cavallini's The Most Holy Mother of God (13th Century) revealed that even when they are of different time periods they possess very interesting similarities. These paintings were selected because they both use the Madonna and Child as their main focus, and contain themes that correspond perfectly with the Sacred Realm theme, as stated in the progress report previously submitted and in the text book, Living with Art by Getlein (Getlein 50). Pietro Cavallini was the most dominant painter in Rome when Giotto worked there at the close of the 13th century (Eimerl 86). Sano di Pietro was also highly regarded in his time: Sano di Pietro was one of the most prolific and successful Sienese painters, the head of a workshop that satisfied the demands of civic and religious institutions in the city as well as those of private devotion.
His highly refined drawings and watercolours accompany texts such as Le Reve by Emile Zola While working as a wall paper designer he became familiar with symbolist artists which then lead him to usually painting mythological and allegorical topics. In 1892 he illustrated the book Le reve by the 1900s he essentially had two distinct styles which mainly consisted of the idealism of the symbolic use to conduct in his work. Carlos Schwabe mainly focused on the creativity of women which often was represented as death and suffering or in other areas of his work they represent inspiration and guidance. An example of this was in the death of The Gravediggers Death was produced in 1895 this was the symbolic meaning of a death angel being peacefully transcending it to another world. His inspiration and interests for symbolism increased when one of his good friends died in 1894 when Carlos Schwabe was 28 and also one year later his wife was a role model symbolic use “The Death of the Grave Digger”.
Therefore, it would be understandable to suggest that the original pagan scop, who sang of this epic poem, was influenced by Christian beliefs but then a Christian monk finally put it on paper. Within the translation of Beowulf by Burton Raffel, it contains the scop’s pagan and Christian influence as well as the monk’s Christian influence. The pagan elements in the epic poem Beowulf are evident in the character’s superhuman personifications, need for material possession, and superstition. Beowulf takes it upon himself
Leonardo experimented with oils in his paintings along with versatile colors to build up depth and layers. Leonard is later referred to the Duke of Milan by Lorenzo de' Medici were he paints the most famous fresco in history "The Last Supper" and later going on to another famous piece "Mona Lisa". After the passing of Leonardo it was discovered that he had many ideas of machines, tanks and helicopters that could be based on todays ingenuity. Leonardo was even curious about plant and animal life, studying anatomy with corpses that also involved in dissection and research. Leonardo displayed very advanced ideas that are common
Bacchiacca was a famous Florentine painter whose works stuck very much to the Florentine and neo-classical style of artwork. He was born in 1494 and lived until 1557, well throughout the late renaissance. The artist uses the positions of characters, display of emotions, and certain color tones to show the strength and resolve of Ghismonda while contrasting her values to the ignorance and weakness of her counterparts. In the painting Ghismonda lays in the center holding the golden chalice with Guiscardo's heart. This makes it clear that she is the central protagonist of this work.
,.kMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475 and dies on February 18, 1564. He is truly the greatest italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer to have ever lived. Michelangelo never liked to consider himself a painter, he preferred to be revered for his work as an architect in the later years of his life. The Sistine Chapel is known worldwide and is the most famous chapel in the official residence of the Pope in Vatican city. Michelangelo’s representation of the Genesis covers twelve thousand square feet and took him four years to paint the amazing frescos.
French Revolution and Napoleonic Era Worksheet Steven G. Staples Jr. HIS/114 May 4, 2011 Peter Genovese The French Revolution lasted ten years starting in 1789 and ending in the year 1799. The French revolution was a period of very radical social and political change in French and European history. France was ruled by an absolute monarchy for centuries which ended up collapsing within three years. The older traditional ideas about hierarchy eventually gave in to the new principles of citizenship and rights. According to the text, the first stage of the French Revolution was based totally on the liberty to succeed, own, and compete.
The rough stone was brought to Paris, where Dr. Kunz studied it for a year before cutting it. This was done so it could be determined the best way to make it shine. The stone was brought and cut in Paris under the supervision of Dr. Kunz. The product was a cushion-shape brilliant diamond weighing 128.54 carats with 82 facets, 24 more facets than the traditional 58-facet brilliant cut. According to Smith these extra facets give the great yellow diamond the effect of smouldering fire”(532) “as if lit by an inner flame” (The Tiffany Diamond.).
And then, I will further my research by examining how the masterpiece has been reproduced under different contexts. Fig 1. Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa (1503) The meanings are produced through a complex social relationship that involves at least two elements besides the image itself and its producer: (1) how viewers interpret or experience the image and (2) the context in which an image is seen. (Sturken & Cartwright, 2001, p45) According to Diane Shipley DeCillis, the owner of Southfield gallery, Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the history of art and continues to inspire reproduction, parody, scientific theory, and more. Thus, I think Mona Lisa is the most suitable artwork for me to mediate different meanings produced since the Renaissance until the postmodern world.