The art of the high renaissance was important in many differing ways due to the meaning behind the pieces, dealing with realistic issues and religion in a beautiful way. The first artist that we will be looking at is Leonardo Da Vinci who was a very talented artist. He was many other things as well such as a writer and inventor a sculptor and architect. While he enjoyed all of those things is best known for his paintings and his writing. Da Vinci is known as one of the key artists in the renaissance, he was a very multi-talented man.
Art Analysis The piece of artwork I am going analyze is called Baptism of Christ. This painting was painted with oil on wood by two famous Italian Renaissance artists: Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci. This also was the first and only piece that the two artists collaborated on, and was the first piece of art that Leonardo da Vinci would be known for. This piece of artwork is not just beautiful, but it is rather important to the history of art due to the new painting technique brought about by young Leonardo, who was in Verrocchio's workshop around 1470 just before the painting was finished in 1475. The painting was started in 1472 and took an entire 3 years to complete.
Leonardo used everything he learned from nature and science to paint. He used shadowing effects to make these painting look solid and life like Leonardo was primarily as a painter. Leonardo Da Vinci is renowned for his artistic talent, having completed two of the most well know pieces of art recognized today. Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait. The Mona Lisa is a portrait of a woman who is wearing a dress and a heavy cloak made out of a velvety material.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is one of the most intriguing personalities in the history of Western art. Trained in Florence as a painter and sculptor in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio (1435–1488), Leonardo is also celebrated for his scientific contributions. Leonardo's curiosity and insatiable hunger for knowledge never left him. He was constantly observing, experimenting, and inventing, and drawing was, for him, a tool for recording his investigation of nature. Although completed works by Leonardo are few, he left a large body of drawings (almost 2,500) that record his ideas, most still gathered into notebooks.
An Analysis of Gauguin’s Painting… “WHERE DO WE COME FROM WHAT ARE WE WHERE ARE WE GOING” Painting: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Date: 1897-1898 Painter: Paul Gauguin Dimensions: Approximately 5’ wide by over 12’ long Medium: Oil on Canvas Painted in: Tahiti On Display: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma [Wikipedia, the notes from class as well as The MFA of Boston where used as sources for this paper] Sabrina Marie Marchand Art of the Modern World November 16th 2010 WHERE DO WE COME FROM WHAT ARE WE WHERE ARE WE GOING Paul Gauguin was a well known post-impressionist painter who lived from 1848-1903. Gauguin is best known for the unique style he used while creating his paintings but also dabbled in a variety of different artistic outputs such as sculpting, wood carving and even writing.
In 1486 he was apprenticed to the painter and printmaker Michael Wolgumut and began to work with woodcuts and copper engravings as well. Durer's woodcuts and engravings made him famous across Europe and he is still considered to be the greatest printmaker of all time. By 1513 Durer was entering into his plenitude as a printmaker with his great copperplate engravings, "Knight, Death and the Devil," "St. Jerome in His Study" and "Melancolia I." All of these prints were about the same size, roughly 19x24 centimeters. Scholars agree that this series of engravings was conceived a a single set in which the artist established his mastery of the medium for all time.
Sistine Chapel Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, during the Renaissance period, there were many great artistic achievements that were incredible. Michelangelo Buonarroti was one of the most famous personalities from this era. He was an accomplished artist, sculptor, architect, and poet who created many astounding works. Some of his great accomplishments were his sculptures of David and the Pieta. He is probably most remembered for painting the ceiling at the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
The arts were very important during the Tang and Song Dynasties. Chinese wrote short stories and poetry. They also created landscape paintings and calligraphy flourished. They also created the pagoda and they became experts at making porcelain. Around the end of the Song rule, a young Japanese prince sent over a spy to see how the Song government and economy worked.
A lot of the Medici's money was spent on art, because they had a special love for it. They would buy art from artists to fill up their home with amazing, and creative artwork. The Medici family had a passion for art like no body else! The Medici family also had great interest in political power, and good defense strategies in war. They kept a strong military; stronger than any other nation.
“My mentor and greatest influence was Eugène Boudin, who was a genius landscape painter. I met Eugène in 1858 and worked with him in his studio for a few months. Did you know he was with me at the first Impressionist exhibit in 1874 (Biography.com)?” [Monet] “I have been influenced by many different people and cultures. Édouard Manet was most influential to me regarding Impressionism. I have had the pleasure of studying under great painters such as Louis Lamothe, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro.