The Quattrocento And The Italian Renaissance

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Art with Science In the present time children learn about science and art, side by side. They are given choice to enjoy both science and religion. But less than 6 centuries ago, over lapping of the two was a crime against the Pope himself and could be punished by death. The Quattrocento and the Cinquecento is famous for its art which includes unique style of paint and sculpting, but what made a significant remark was the use of the scientific techniques ideas. The Italian Renaissance transformed the manner of viewing the arts. Before, most people in Italy were bounded by religious thoughts and beliefs. Artists started to step away from the Dark ages and actually step back into the era of the Romans and Greek. Which is where new ideas such…show more content…
A man who had the greatest gift to see the nature of human creatures, the beauty, grace and talent, he who’s every action is so divine that surpasses all other men. (Vasari) This man is none other than Leonardo Da Vinci, the Renaissance man. At the age for fourteen, Leonardo was an apprentice to one of the most successful artist of his day, Verrocchio. In fact, Leonardo quickly surpassed his mentor, and by the time he was in his early twenties he was well known. Leonardo sought a universal language in painting with realistic elements, he tried to create faithful renditions of life. He’s desire to paint with such a realistic tough was bold helped him pass those techniques of that era, and beyond his teaching by making a scientific study of the nature itself. He turned to science to improve his artwork. He study the anatomy which emerged these stunningly realistic paintings. Leonardo was the first artist to study the physical proportions of mean, women and children and use these to determine the ideal human figure. His work shows incredible details of tendons, bones, muscles, etc. He was given access to human corpses because of his high standing as an artist, and he dissected the bodies and even wrote treatise on human anatomy. It was clear to see this man was influenced by humanistic ideas. With having roots in Florence during these humanist movement, Da Vinci would create religious depictions and figure with
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