Some of the most important collection of Renaissance painting would be that of Federico da Montefeltro who helped Urbino flourish in art and culture and commissioned perhaps the largest library in Italy with the paintings in Monefelto's court displaying the first theoretical treatise on perspective. Ludovico Gonzago strongly promoted Mantua for its art and culture he had the church of Sant Andrea rebuilt by Alberti who displayed religion and architectural with a combination of three ancient roman forms temple front, triumphal arch and basilica. The Medici family played a huge role in discovering the great artist of the 15th century. Giovanni de'Medici
This book, containing the life of Christ, was held in high esteem. It reminded me of some of the iconography in Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie, which while inferior to Life of Brian, is still a plus. Regardless, I contend that the two examples show how a transformation from very rigid conformity moved to a freer expression of religious art over the span of half a millennia. The Crucifixion cover announces the life of Christ and is covered with jewels with Christ being crucified in the center. Despite the central scene being the crucifixion, Christ is not shown to be suffering.
Reputable artists, like Michelangelo, were sufficiently trusted and admired to allow more freedom of expression. Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City in 1508. These frescoes reflect Christian beliefs because they are situated in the Vatican City, the heart of Catholicism, and were commissioned by the Pope, the head of the Roman church. In addition, Michelangelo himself was a devout Christian however he was also a devotee of Plato (an ancient Greek philosopher) and in the Sistine Chapel we see a merging of both classical and Christian values. For Michelangelo these apparently contrasting values were not in conflict and he was given the freedom by Julius
Saint Francis was born in Giovanni Bernadone and was an educated son of a rich merchant. After an early career in a soldier he dedicated himself to god. He then began the Franciscan order after he and his follower gain recognition from the pope. Before his death St. Francis experienced a wound in his hands and feet like those of the crucified Christ (Stockstad 610). St. Francis has influence the artwork of Giotto, the best-known naturalistic painter of his period.
Art was a crucial aspect of expressing Renaissance ideas. Italian sculptors, painters, and architects in particular did a fantastic job of communicating Renaissance concepts in their artwork. Three of the most central humanistic beliefs during this period of time were the appreciation of the individual, the emphasis on the real rather than the abstract, and the imitation of past civilizations. The sculpture “David”, by Italian artist Michelangelo, is an excellent example of the humanistic emphasis on appreciating the individual and dignifying the human kind. Michelangelo depicts David as a strong, godlike figure, emphasizing the size of his hands and feet.
Through the divinity and humanity of the Christ, Christians and believers share the stories through word of mouth. The Son of God is also evident from the sacred texts of the Gospel testimonies which include the wonders and recoveries on people achieved by Jesus, and from the witness to his death, resurrection and ascension into heaven by his followers and other eyewitnesses. The beliefs of the divinity recognise his relationship to God as Son. Jesus’s divinity showed Jesus’ role to be the salvation of humanity and to resurrect and rise to defeat death. In the Gospel of John 1:14 “The Word became
Vladimir’s dialogue “One of the thieves was saved” introduces one of the central tenets of Christianity that human beings are essentially sinful and have to be saved. Hence, Christ is also referred to as the ‘Saviour’. The souls have to wait for the judgement hour before God passes verdict on all the dead. Hence Vladimir talks about the thief who was saved by Jesus Christ when they were both being crucified. As the play points out, of the four evangelists who witnessed the crucifixion only one speaks of the saving of one of the two thieves who were crucified along with Jesus Christ, whereas the other three only make passing references to the thieves.
Mariya Korostil American Literature Honors Mr. Ricci January 28, 2012 Native American | Catholic Church | Leon and Ken are Teofilo’s grandsons. They manage to integrate American Indian ways and Christian ways; they are a Indian Christians who still respect their roots and cultural heritage. Leon smiles as he paints his dead grandfather’s face according to the Native American custom and believe that the old man’s spirit will bring rain. He is a man of few words and has a calm, strong sense of dignity. The fact that he is able to persuade the priest to sprinkle holy water at the grave site with a few well-chosen words—without argument—reveal his character.
“But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.” (Lk 2:19)He also includes stories about individuals and has many themes within his Gospel about his portrait of Jesus. Luke portrays Jesus as merciful and compassionate, someone who cares for and loves everyone and treats people equally. Jesus is portrayed as our saviour and is referred to as ‘the human-divine one’ and ‘the son of man.’ “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost," (Luke 19:10). This is the key verse and sums up what Jesus is known as. Luke gives us an image of Jesus as one who reaches out to the Gentiles and has a special concern for the poor and marginalised.
The Golden Mean is the moderate position between two extremes. This is known as the ideal position because it is the “most appealing rectangle to the human eye.” The Golden Mean was said to be first used by the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks when building the Great Pyramids and Parthenon’s. Around 1200 AD, the Fibonacci sequence was discovered by a man named Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian man born in 1175 AD. Although he discovered this, it is still not certain if he related it to the Golden Mean and Phi. The Golden Mean being “most appealing to the human eye” started being used in art.