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EARLY AND HIGH
RENAISSANCE
(1400-1550)
VOCABULARY
 Renaissance- The term renaissance means rebirth and is used to mark an era of
broad cultural achievement as a result of renewed interest in the classical art and ideas
of Ancient Greece and Rome.
 Sfumato- Smokey effect created by Leonardo Da Vinci
 Prespective: The illusion of depth or space in a painting or drawing
 Focal point: the object or area of a work of art that the artist intentionally
manipulates to catch your eye.
HISTORY
 Renaissance marks period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and rise of Modern
world.
 cultural rebirth from the 14th - middle of the 17th cent.

Early Renaissance, mostly in Italy, bridges the art period during the fifteenth century, between
Middle Ages and the High Renaissance in Italy.
 The main idea of rebirth belief that through the study of the intellectual and artistic treasures of the
Greco-Roman antiquity, inspired by Humanism, can be reached the artistic greatness, wisdom and
enlightenment
 The spiritual content of painting changed - subjects from Roman history and mythology were
borrowed.

Devotional art of Christian orientation became classically humanized. Classical artistic principles,
including harmonious proportion, realistic expression, and rational postures were emulated.
 two regions of Western Europe were particularly active: Flanders and Italy.
ARTIST OF THE TIME
 Ghiberti, Lorenzo (1378-1455)
The Story of Joseph
Bronze Doors
ARTIST OF THE TIME
 Filippo Brunelleschi (architect)
1377-1446
Dome in Florence
Interior architectural design
ARTIST OF THE TIME
 Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi
 (circa 1386 – December 13, 1466)
Michelangelo’s David
Sculpture of Mary Magdelena
ARTIST OF THE TIME
 Leonardo Da Vinci
April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519:
 Most diverse in careers
 Mona Lisa
 Last supper
 Wrote backwards
 Could draw a perfect circle freehand
ARTIST OF THE TIME
 Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
(6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564)
 Painted Sistine Chapel
 was an Italian Renaissance sculptor,
painter, architect, poet, and engineer who
exerted an unparalleled influence
on the development of Western art.
HISTORICAL MOMENTS
 Gutenberg invents movable type along with printing press (1447):
 Turks conquer Constantinople (1453)
 Columbus lands in New World (1492)
 Martin Luther starts reformation (1517)
QUIZ
1. Who painted the Sistine Chapel?
2. What is the meaning of the word Renaissance?
3. True of false: Donatello was a sculpture
4. Multiple choice:
Which artist created the Doors
A) Brunelleschi B) Ghiberti
LESSON
 Do a master study under Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketchbook drawings
 Materials
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9x12 paper
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Pencil
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Diluted acrylic
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Brush
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Papertowel
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