art history

The Renaissance
French for "rebirth"; Italian: Rinascimento, from ri- "again" and nascere "be born" Resurgence of learning based on classical sources Development of linear perspective in painting Studying light, shadow, and, famously in the case of Leonardo da Vinci, human anatomy Idealize the human form and were shown in physical perfection and purity with expression and unique personality Famous artists ² Giotto Di Bondone, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buanarroti (all from Florence)

Giotto Di Bondone
Paintings show real emotion The bodies look solid The background shows perspective

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Leonardo Da Vinci Truly a 'Renaissance Man' Scientist and an inventor as well as an artist Made notes and drawings of everything he saw Invented machines ² wings that would let human beings fly (idea of helicopter) .

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Michelangelo Buanarroti Sculptor.the Book of Genesis. Peter·s church in Rome. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel . and an architect Designed the dome of St. with scenes that span from the Creation to the Flood . a painter.

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grandeur. variety.Baroque Emotion. vitality. movement. and movement Drama. richness. tension. exuberance Strong contrasts in value and bold ornamentation .

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ornamental and elaborate . mythology.Rococo Decorative style Abandoned the formality of earlier years Personal amusement and happiness Appealed to senses rather than intellect Themes of romance. fantasy Light.

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emotion and nature Artist as the ultimate egoistic creator. irrationalism. imagination.19th century (Romanticism) Heightened sensibility and intensified feeling Emphasized a revulsion against established values (social order and religion) Individualism. with the spirit above strict formal rules and traditional procedures .

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frivolous work or self expression .Neoclassicism Emphasized rationality and the resurgence of tradition Desire to return to the perceived ´purityµ of the arts Returning to knowledge and a purity of form Not a time for lifeless reproductions.

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Impressionism Association of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions shot them to limelight in the 1870s Characteristics ² visible brush strokes. open composition. movement and unusual angles Essence of a subject rather than its details Vibrant look achieved by little strokes of colour applied side by side with minimal mixing . emphasis on the changing qualities of light.

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