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Art 134-World Art History II
Chapter 15-Early Renaissance in Italy
Pictures/Slides from Text
1. 15.3, Filippo Brunelleschi, Dome of Florence Cathedral, 1420-1436,
Florence, IT.
2. 15.11, Donatello, St. Mark, 1411-1413, Florence, IT.
3. 15.13, Donatello, The Feast of Harod, 1425, Siena, IT
4. 15.16, 15.17, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Gates of Paradise, Florence, IT
5. 15.20, Andrea del Verrocchio, The Doubting of Thomas, Florence, IT
6. 15.21, 15.22, Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi, 1423, Florence
7. 15.26, Masaccio, The Tribute money, 1425, Florence
8. 15.33, Donatello, David, 1420-1460, Florence, IT
9. 15.34, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Hercules and Antaeus, 1475, Florence, IT
10.15.40, Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1485, Florence, IT
11.15.48, Andrea Mantegna, St. Sebastian, 1450’s, Vienna, IT
12.15.53, Giovanni Belinni, St. Francis in Ecstacy, 1480, New York, USA
13.15.56, Luca Signorelli, The Damned Cast into Hell, 1499-1500, Orvieto, IT
Facts/Information from Text
14.The rebirth of classical learning, literature and art in the 15th Century is
referred to as the “Renaissance”.
15.A new educational approach developed in the 15th Century which
emphasized the study of human works is commonly called, “Humanism”.
16.The major Italian center of wealth, power and the arts in the early 15th
Century was Florence.
17.The discovery of “Linear” or “Scientific Perspective” which revolutionized
artists rendering in the 15th Century is credited to Filippo Brunelleschi.
18.Perhaps the most influential and prolific sculptor of the early Renaissance
was Donatello.
19.From 1434-1494, the Medici family dominated the city, local government
and economy of Florence.
20.Brunelleschi’s innovations and construction techniques in designing spaces
and in using the vocabulary of antiquity made his work very influential.
21.A revolutionary and controversial sculpture from the early 15th Century
which is thought to be the first free-standing, life-size, nude since antiquity
is Donatello’s “David”.
22.The early Renaissance saw a resurgence of art commissions for domestic
use. One common type of domestic painting was circular in shape and is
referred to as a “Tondo”
23.In the late 15th Century, one of the favorite painters of the Medici family in
Florence was “Sandro Botticelli.
24.In the latter part of the 15th Century, a new trend began to emerge as
portraiture for private individuals and families gained popularity in Italy.
25.Perhaps the most influential and prominent sponsor of the arts in Florence
and a benefactor of the young Michaelangelo was “Lorenzo the
Magnificent” of the Medici Family.