Renaissance vs. Cubism

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Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of the European history. Renaissance art emerged in Italy during the late 13th and early 14th centuries. Renaissance art derived during the early 14th century in Italy to late 16th century in Europe. Renaissance art was most mature in Europe during the late 16th century. The term Renaissance means rebirth which is very fitting for this era because it represents a cultural rebirth of Classical art, new artists of Renaissance looked to earlier classical artist and incorporated more light and color into their work so that their work would look almost life like. During the 14th century is when the first Renaissance artist emerged there were Renaissance artist prior to the 14th century however the art was just not well known. Donatello was one of the first Renaissance artist he competed in the 14th century against 6 other artists. After this Donatello was considered one of the greatest sculptors of early Renaissance. Many artist contributed to the early Renaissance. Masaccio was a Giotto descendant trying to further his trends. Giotto was one of the founders of Renaissance art. Masaccio is best known for his work done with Masolino which had a huge influence on later Renaissance artists, which included Michelangelo. Antonello de Messina is another artists that made and impact on Renaissance art. He started using oil paints for portraits and religious painting. Giorgio Vasari is a very important name in Renaissance art. He broke down Renaissance into three different groups. The 14th century is the period of infancy, the early work of Giotto would fall in to the period. The 15th century is the period of adolescence, Masaccio falls into this period, and finally the 16th century was a period of maturity and da Vinci would fall into this period. Vasari believed that as each century passed the

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