Leonardo 's Madonna Of The Rocks

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Compare, for example, Leonardo’s Madonna of the Rocks to Cimabue’s Madonna Enthroned. The gestures of Cimabue’s figures are varied and angled to make a pleasing formal arrangement leading viewers to Madonna and the child, but the painting is not naturalistic. There is hint of perspective in the work, but it does not make it realistic. Leonardo’s Madonna, sits in a real-looking landscape, and appears to have a natural looking posture, even whilst mid gesture. The painting has a single light source, which helps show light and shadow. Cimabue’s Madonna has a little facial shadowing that barely convey depth. Renaissance art tended to be quite monumental. It was the time of a powerful and wealthy church, princely courts, and powerful patrons of…show more content…
An extreme example of this is Veronese 's "Supper at Emmaus." Veronese painted Jesus seated at a table with the two disciples in Emmaus, and he included the entire family of the patron including children and family pets. Jesus and the two disciples are depicted wearing clothes from Bible times, but the patron 's family is decked out in their finest 15th century attire. Medieval artists were considered to be simple craftsmen. That 's why the names of many of them are lost. However, many Renaissance artists became celebrities in their lifetimes. Artists benefited from the patronage of rich merchants and rulers, and were well known during their own times, unlike the anonymous artists who had produced works in guilds during the middle ages. Great fame and influence was conferred upon the great artists of the day, and they were celebrated wherever they traveled. This fame convinced many artists that they deserved special privileges and consideration, which they were often granted. Part of the rebirth of the Greek and Roman culture was the revival of sculpture. In classical times, the important cities were filled with statues and sculptures. During the Renaissance, there was an increased interest in archeology to rediscover the Classical culture. Music in the Middle Ages was generally monophonic, meaning it had a single melodic line. Sacred voice
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