Taking a Look at the Italian Renaissance

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What did art represent in the Italian Renaissance? Explain the significance of the art in the Renaissance - using examples.

Choose one of the artists from each of the eras of the Italian Renaissance:

Early Renaissance 1330 -1450 → Donatello, Brunelleschi, Masaccio

High Renaissance 1450 - 1500 → Piero della Francesca, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci

Late Renaissance 1500 - 1700 → Raphael, Titian, Carlo Maderno, Artemisia Gentileschi

Take notes on the contributions that the artist made to:

→ development of art techniques

→ furthering of ideas of philosophy, nature, and society.

→ influence on or reveals about techniques (art), society (values, ideas, culture), artist

⇒ beauty, value (sales price), techniques (style)


The Renaissance is the rebirth of Europe, and considered as the beginning of modern history. In this era of time, people looked back and studied the Greek and Roman knowledge, skills, attitude, and art, while stepping out of the Middle Ages artwork techniques and creating new techniques to breathe realism, individualism, humanism, mannerism, and more into the art. The Middle Ages artwork majorly focussed on the religious aspect of the art, leaving out the techniques to make the art look realistic. However, the Renaissance artwork used many new techniques that they developed, like chiaroscuro, the use of light and shading, to create an effect that the Middle Ages artwork had not seen before. The art shows how the Renaissance evolved from focussing

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