14 Facts About Renaissance art


Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture, and decorative arts of the period of European history known as the Renaissance, which emerged as a distinct style in Italy in about AD 1400, in parallel with developments which occurred in philosophy, literature, music, science, and technology.

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Renaissance art took as its foundation the art of Classical antiquity, perceived as the noblest of ancient traditions, but transformed that tradition by absorbing recent developments in the art of Northern Europe and by applying contemporary scientific knowledge.

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Body of art, painting, sculpture, architecture, music and literature identified as "Renaissance art" was primarily produced during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in Europe under the combined influences of an increased awareness of nature, a revival of classical learning, and a more individualistic view of man.

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Scholars no longer believe that the Renaissance art marked an abrupt break with medieval values, as is suggested by the French word renaissance, literally meaning "rebirth".

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Many influences on the development of Renaissance men and women in the early 15th century have been credited with the emergence of Renaissance art; they are the same as those that affected philosophy, literature, architecture, theology, science, government and other aspects of society.

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The scholars of Renaissance art period focused on present life and ways improve human life.

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Renaissance art carried this technique north and influenced the painters of Venice.

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Renaissance art's masterpiece is the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.

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Renaissance art perfected his technique in depicting it, while in his early twenties, by the creation of the enormous marble statue of David and the group Pieta, in the St Peter's Basilica, Rome.

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Renaissance art then set about an exploration of the expressive possibilities of the human anatomy.

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In Northern Italy, the High Renaissance art is represented primarily by members of the Venetian school, especially by the latter works of Giovanni Bellini, especially religious paintings, which include several large altarpieces of a type known as "Sacred Conversation", which show a group of saints around the enthroned Madonna.

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The earliest works of Titian date from the era of the High Renaissance art, including a massive altarpiece The Assumption of the Virgin which combines human action and drama with spectacular colour and atmosphere.

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German Renaissance art falls into the broader category of the Renaissance in Northern Europe, known as the Northern Renaissance.

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The rebirth of classical antiquity and Renaissance art humanism resulted in many mythological and history paintings.

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