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Essay Renaissance Art

  • Submitted by: dafner95
  • on May 14, 2013
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 508 words

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Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of that period of European history known as the Renaissance, emerging as a distinct style in Italy in about 1400.
Between the 15th and the 16th centuries, an intellectual movement called Humanism spread very quickly around Europe, engaged by scholars, writers, and civic leaders.
In this intellectual movement, the development of the art was privileged. It allowed the development of many artists in particular that of Michelangelo.

Michelangelo was born in 1475 and died at the age of 88 in 1764 in Rome. He was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet.
His most known sculptures are David, Pietà exposed in the basilica Saint-Peter of Rome, or the Moses of the Grave of Jules II. The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted between 1508 and 1512, and the Last Judgment are universally considered as masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Architect, he designs the dome of Saint-Peter of Rome.

In 1505 Michelangelo was invited back to Rome by the newly elected Pope Julius II. He was commissioned to build the Pope's tomb. However, the pope notices Michelangelo's talents and during the same period, Michelangelo took the commission to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling, which took approximately four years to complete.
Michelangelo was originally commissioned to paint the 12 Apostles against a starry sky, but at the request of Michelangelo who judged the subject too poor, he realized the frescoes of nine central episodes from the Book of Genesis
Among the most famous paintings on the ceiling are The Creation of Adam, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the Great Flood, the Prophet Isaiah and the Cumaean Sibyl. We will focus about The Creation of Adam.

On the right, God is represented as an old bearded man wrapped in an ample red coat which he shares with cherubs. His left hand is rolled up around a feminine figure, normally interpreted as Eve, who is not created yet and, in a representational...

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