It tells the story of the end of the world and the coming of the Kingdom of God. Durer transforms what was not a threatening image in the Bibles, into an action and threatening moment on his woodcut. Music is one of the impacts in the Protestant Reformation. Church music was, as it still is, a very major component. During the Reformation period, the alteration in music immediately began in the newly formed
After Raphael marked the finish of his Perugian period with "Madonna and the Saints," his new works were evidently influenced by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Masaccio and especially Fra Bartolomeo. When Raphael was invited to decorate some rooms in the Vatican, he painted a fresco named The School of Athens. The painting shows Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Pythagoras and Euclid—the prominent philosophers of ancient Greece. Furthermore, portraits were a particular interest for Raphael, as he painted many of them. Pope Julius II’s portrait was an exclusive piece of art during that era as it displayed him in a pondering mood from the side.
Eventually the war ended, northern Europe became predominately protestant and southern Europe remained catholic, however tensions were not completely suppressed. The Catholic Church had discussed a means to combat the Protestant reformation and win back its followers. This means was through an artistic style which communicated religious themes through splendour and extravaganza. This artistic movement came to be known as the “Baroque movement”. This world full of rich culture was reflected through artists of the time such as Michelangelo Caravaggio and Gian Lorenzo Bernini who were both artistic geniuses.
In the end; the reformation opened up a lot of new ideas and also fixed up many of the flaws that were plaguing the Catholic Church. First of all, the Counter Reformation had spread out to other countries, mostly because of the Jesuits. The Jesuits were a group of Catholics that Ignatius Loyola to preach Catholicism. These Jesuits were totally focused on the church and did whatever the pope said to do. Even spread the faith to different countries that had many Protestants.
The temple of Vesta at Tivoli that was built on a circular plan and surrounded by columns inspired the design. Bramante added a dome and chose the Doric order for the structure’s decoration. It was truly amazing with its simple elegant portrayal of classical forms, and is considered a masterpiece and is an excellent example of High Renaissance Italian architecture (Sharp, 1991). Another work of Bramante’s was The Cortile del Belvedere, the Belvedere Courtyard.
“The crafts also emerged as splendid fine arts, as seen in pictorial tapestries, gold and silver show-piece tableware, and glazed ceramics, among other mediums. All the arts of personal display cut velvet and brocade gowns and robes, chains and jewels of state can be studied in portraits.” (Stokstad, 2008 pg. 740) The Protestants were able to put their beliefs on display in art. Artist developed a new subject or adopted traditional ones, to reflect and
The Arts During the Renaissance, the arts changed dramatically because of humanism. Artists who painted began using different elements in their works, these elements included light & shadow, texture & pattern, better colors, elegance and realistic details. Patrons paid artists to produce work that were inspired by classical times. Architects began use ancient Roman/Greek ideas such as columns, arches and statues. Architects loved light, so they used domes, less stained glass and big windows.
The movement into classicism was clearly evident from the beginning of the Renaissance. Classicism can be defined in general terms as clearness, elegance, symmetry, and repose produced by attention to traditional forms (Classicism). When this term is applied to the Renaissance period, classicism can be used to describe the return to classical Greek and Roman literature, art, and architecture. Some may see this as a lack of imagination or inspiration on the part of Renaissance artists, musicians, and architects; however this thought could not be farther from the truth. When classicism is combined with the power of humanistic perception, the masterpieces from this period show anything but a lack of creativeness, as evident in Sandro Botticelli’s, The Birth of Venus.
Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci a town outside of Florence. Leonardo is known as the quintessential Renaissance man. “Leonardo had prodigious talent and an unbridled imagination.” (Kleiner, 2010) He was well skilled in many different areas that helped him in his productions of his artwork. Later in Leonardo’s life he moved to Milan to help Ludovico in military engineering and Sforzas for the next twenty years. Bramante was an architect and painter and was known as the chief architect
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.