Ever think about how different people view the world? Some are heavily bent on religion while others believe in science and loving ourselves. Well, through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, EVERYONE’S view had changed one way or another, making society what it is now. The Renaissance changed man’s view of the world drastically in art, religion, and science.
The Renaissance was a time of cultural rebirth, and academic learning in Europe. A time when our understanding of the Universe, and ourselves changed and art became less religious, and more personal. The Renaissance was a great and creative time in human history that had a huge impact on everyone’s lives.
The transition from Middle ages to Renaissance for art changed dramatically. The Art in the Middle ages was usually 2 dimensional and had a religious subject. When the renaissance came around art changed a lot. New artistic styles would echo the broader movements and interest of the new age. The art produced in the renaissance was more 3d and focused more on individuals and landscapes (Doc A). Paintings such as the Mona Lisa are what the Renaissance focused on, as well as landscapes such as the wedding at Cana. The works of art changed man’s view of the world
The Renaissance time period was home to many new ideas in art. This includes new artists bringing forth ideas that had yet to be discovered and made popular. New themes and types of art were also being brought forward during this period.
Middle Age art and Renaissance art has one common characteristic: many are themed around Christianity. However, as far as style is concerned, the two periods vary greatly. Middle Age art was about function. The pieces told the stories of the Church and of war. The colors were muted because of a lack of good paint. Perspective and proportions were incorrect. The faces of figures were not realistic and generally very masculine. The statues were done in relief and the paintings seemed flat. In contrast, art in The Renaissance was about beauty. The pieces invoked emotion while telling a story. The colors were bright and vibrant
Art during the Italian Renaissance differed from art during the Middle Ages. The two have contrasting characteristics and concepts. To the people in the medieval world, religion was their life. Everything in daily life focused around the church and God (Modern World 164). Medieval culture influenced the arts; this was evident in the religious themes. During the Italian Renaissance, painters and other artists focused on the portrayal of a more humanistic way of life. Renaissance artists’ work portrayed realism with “lifelike human figures in their paintings” (Modern World 164). Renaissance artists wanted to express ancient Greek and Roman cultures in their work (Modern World 162). Italian Renaissance
The difference between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is most visible through art and architecture, demonstrated specifically through an emphasis on religion or classical antiquity, and humanity. During the Middle Ages, art was more religious because it had a very religious influence from the church having such great power in the community. When the Renaissance started, art became more focused on ancient Greece. The Greek influence was because scholars were broadly studying the revival of classical antiquity. The architecture was affected in the same way because in the Middle Ages the style of the buildings was being influenced by religion. The style in the Renaissance was being more influenced by ancient Greece.
During the Middle Ages there were a lot of churches and castles. The style was very gothic, and very detailed. It was all 2D and had no emotion, or perspective. It was all very blunt and boring, and did not really catch the eye. On the other hand, during the Renaissance, there was a lot of symmetry and proportion, which was adapted from the Greeks and Romans. Unlike the Middle Ages, where the paintings were really flat, in the Renaissance, there was a lot of perspective, definition, and emotion. During the renaissance there was a lot of use of bronze, which can be credited to Donatello. There was also a high use of the hieratic scale, which showed higher status figures look bigger. This proves that the style of the Renaissance was very different than the Middle Ages, which support the fact that the Renaissance was not a high point of the Middle
Along with the different kinds of techniques of art, a shift in artistic themes occurred due to a change in the artist’s perception of life and their values. The Renaissance is an era that was home to some of the most influential artists of all time – Michelangelo Buonarotti, Raffaello Sanzio, and Leonardo di Vinci were few of the many. One main characteristic
The arts during the renaissance were very beautiful and showed lots of beauty, they showed lots of emotion and detail to them. They had lots of color to show the detail as well. The art work during the middle ages was quiet dull and didn’t show much of anything, but the fact of it having to deal with christianity. It didn’t show much emotion, it was hard to see what the painting was trying to show. The renaissance was very vivid and detailed comparted to the middle ages.
So first up let's talk about how the renaissance changed the popularity and style of art and architecture. First of all an entirely new form of art was created called flemish, this was where the artist would use oils to make portraits incredibly realistic. Overall, making a painting or sculpture of someone became extremely popular thanks to artists like Nicola Pisano and Giotto. Art was not the only thing that changed and became more popular though architecture also became different, for example the
During the Renaissance, all that changed. Artists then included an emphasis on human beings and the environment, which shown that this is indication of changes in their culture at the time. "Renaissance individualism and realism found their greatest and most lasting representation in the visual arts" (Walker 77).
Both past time in history the most biggest dinctintion in their painting was how realistic or alien looking in the middle age people looked fake not so human, but in the renaissance they looked more human. The details in their faces, clothes, and surrounding looked like i said above very realistic. Which make the painting more admirable. Like you say in your last line, "watercolor may have influenced Renaissance paintings, just like the advent of oil paints, because it allowed the artist to layer much more detail into the piece." thanks to this it may the painting looks more realistic and interesting.
Art in the Medieval Times was dreary and bland. Many works of art were solely about God or holy figures. The most obvious change from the Renaissance to Medieval Times was the arts, according to Document A and also that “One begins to know the names of the artists ... feel stronger emotions in the subjects”. This shows that Renaissance art not only changed in style, in changed in how it made the viewer feel when seeing the art. Similarly, in Document A, Renaissance art is described as “new artistic styles would echo the broader movements and interests of the new age.…”. As compared to Medieval Times, the style of art became something similar to the time that people could relate to. In the Medieval Times, art was just meant to extol God’s many feats. People who viewed the painting were supposed to put that style of art on a pedestal. Medieval art was supposed to be worshipped, not so much understood. The individual in the Medieval Times was supposed to take away from the painting that the only thing that mattered in their life was the Roman Catholic church and God already had a plan for their lives. But in comparison, Renaissance art was supposed to empower and help people of the time to understand themselves and the fact that they can change their own lives.
Many of these advancements came in the form of the arts and theology as well as politics. The arts went retro so to speak and focused more on the humanity of its subject rather than a rough interpretation of what the artist saw. The subject of the art was given a sense of personality and realism. This had not been seen since Greek and Roman art so it was heavily inspired by these societies. Arts became vivid and celebrated and beautiful works of art started to arise and amazing artist such as Michelangelo and DiVinci. In medieval time's arts was primarily for cathedrals and other religious needs and the worked seemed to lack spirit but when the Renaissance began art became an expression of the world around it. Just looking at this art you can see the vivid differences and mood of the artist that created these masterpieces. The ability to think outside the box heavily influenced these artists and had they been alive in a feudalistic society many of these works would never have been created.