The Beginning Of Renaissance Art

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The beginning of Renaissance art can be tracked all the way back to Italy in the late 13th and early 14th and 15th centuries. During this Renaissance period, Italian scholars and artists saw themselves as bringing back the ideals and achievements of Roman culture. Their art tried to capture the experience of the individual and the beauty and mystery of the natural world. The Italian Renaissance was considered a rebirth of old values in art such as literature and philosophy. It was a period for the artist to develop that aimed for the revival of naturalism. Its influence moved through Europe and brought back the cultural and scientific ideas that shaped artistic pieces for the next half a century. Stefano Da Verona was an Italian artist who…show more content…
Instead of having flat, stiff images, faces had not looked more realistic as bodies were painted in more realistic form as their poses looked more human-like, and figures now expressed real emotion. While this was happening, Artists still tried to create work that were realistic but with fluidity and not as much detail.. Although Giotto in this time period had strived towards adding a perspective, it wasn 't until the arrival of the architects Brunelleschi and Leon Battista Alberti that it became big style to incorperate for many painters. Dossi’s work of The Holy Family came in a time late during the Renaissance. A time called the “High Renaissance”. Despite the growing realism being achieved in their art, High Renaissance artists such as Dossi aimed for beauty, and harmony more than realism, which was the focus in the past. Their paintings may have been based on nature but they had no interest in replication. Instead they looked for the ultimate beauty within the picture. This provoked artists towards the idea of perfection. Greek philosophy actually influenced this style in the high Renaissance. It “provided the secret of the perfect human type with its proportions, muscular structure, oval face, triangular forehead, straight nose, and balance with the weight on one hip, which can be seen in the immensely expressive sculpture of Michelangelo” (Botticelli). The difference in the paintings between the two time periods
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