Humanism in Renaissance Art
Post on 17-Nov-2014
- 1. Kris Jacobson CIL 505 8/4/11 Adapted from Renaissance Connection
2. How Humanism Changes Renaissance Art
- Changes in art illustrate changes in the Renaissance view of people and their place in the world.
3. Middle Ages
- Middle Ages last from the 3rd Century through the 13 thCentury
- Learning is centered around the church and religion
- Artistic subjects are religious
4. Art in the Middle Ages
- Most art has religious subjects
- Figures always wear clothes
- The size of figures reflects their importance ( hieratic scale )
- Background is often gold, representing heaven
- Figures are represented ideally, not as individuals
- Usedtempera(egg-based) paints
Jacopa di Cione Madonna and Child in Glory 1360/65 Tempera and gold on panel 5.
- Begins in the 14 thCentury
- People begin to read the literature ofClassicalGreece and Rome
- People begin learning about government, philosophy and art from theseClassicalwritings
- People began to study the natural world, astronomy, math, and engineering
- Humans and their relationship to the world become a major focus of art, science, and literature
- Artists created works outside of the church and began to sign their own works.
Renaissance 6. Art in the Renaissance
- Saintsare depicted as more human
- Saintsare the same size as humans
- Halosfade andeventually disappear
- Naturallandscapeis used as background
- Perspectiveis used to create the appearance of 3 dimensions
- Oil paintgives a more natural appearance of light and shadow and texture
Giovanni Agostino da Lodi Adoration of the Shepherds About 1505 Oil on wood panel 7. Compare the Two Paintings 8.
- Do the artists usehieratic scale ?
- How are thehalosdifferent in each painting?
- Do thelandscapeslook true to life in each picture? Why or why not?
- How do the artists represent distance in each painting?
- Can you tell if the artists usedtemperaoroil paints ?
Questions 9. Details
- Duccio di BuoninsegnaMaest,
- Tempera on wood
- Guiliano Bugiardini
- Madonna and Child with St. John,1510
- Oil on panel