Art And Renaissance Art : Renaissance And Classical Art

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The renaissance period extended from the start of the 14th century until the early 16th century. It was considered a period of enlightenment and rebirth. Coming on the heels of the Middle Ages, the renaissance saw revived interest in classical art. However, since the concept of humanism was on the rise, artwork during the renaissance depicted more realistic representations of the human form and were not so much concerned with perfection as seen in classical art. From the flow of fabric to intense facial expressions, renaissance artists involved emotions and other elements of the natural world in their work. I would choose this period over the classical period because I find the work more relatable. The use of perspective gives work done during this period a very realistic feel. It demonstrates an understanding of anatomy and science to create the illusion of depth and space on a flat surface coupled with and artistic ability.
Given the opportunity, I would like to meet Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. The quintessential renaissance man, Michelangelo is renowned as a painter, sculptor and architect as well as for his work on the Sistine Chapel in Rome and his famous sculpture of the Biblical character, David among others. He was immersed in art from an early age and his talent was widely recognized. In fact, he was considered the greatest artist alive during his lifetime. The complexity of the Sistine Chapel and the extreme conditions under which he executed that
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