Ognisanti Madonna Type of Painting: Tempera on wood By Giotto (Pre-Ren) 1310 This painting by Giotto, displays a lot of similar traits in characters. All of the angels' faces in the background are the same size as the angels who are located in the front of Madonna's throne. There is some shadowing present on the top of the picture^1. This indicates poor depth that doesn't outline the characters's urroundings.
There is little perspective shown because the Madonna and the Baby are overly enlarged^2. There are many halos that surround the main characters^3. Madonna, the Baby, and the angels indicate religion in this painting. Overall the theme of the painting is very serious, without any emotion on any of the characters' faces.
Lamentation Over Jesus Type of Painting: Tempera on wood By Giotto (Pre-Ren) 1305 The painting above shows some perspective because the angels and the tree are smaller than the characters in the front^1. This painting shows some shadowing on top of the trees branches^2. This lacks purpose of the tree but probably symbolizes ashes or dark times. There is also shadowing shown on the characters' clothes^2. This shows the movement and the way the body is positioned. It is religious because Jesus is in this picture, accompanied by angels and people wearing halos.
There are a lot of different emotions shown on the characters' faces^3. Some of the emotions are frustration, sadness, grief, and death. Overall this painting is not realistic because angels are floating in the sky and Jesus' body is misshaped. It is bigger and longer than anyone's in this painting. Madonna of the Magnificat Type of Painting: Tempera on panel By Sandro Botticelli (Early Ren. ) 1485 This painting shows a lot of detail in color and depth.
The sunshine on top of The Madonna casts a lot of shadowing down on the characters surrounding her, and the Baby as well^1. The character's faces are very different and are very realistic. No characters in this painting are alike and this shows great individuality^2. This painting lacks emotion and is very dull in expressions. There is a background in this picture, which indicates perspective^3. This shows how far away the characters in the front are from the environmental background.
Once again, this painting is very religious because Madonna is the main character of this theme. This painting shows how the human bodies drawn have greatly improved over time. Tribute Money Type of Painting: Fresco By Masaccio 1426-28 (Early Ren. ) The Tribute Money painting is involved in a very classical theme. The building in this picture is constructed in an Ancient Roman design^1. It also shows perspective and how the characters stand out in front of it.
The clothes in this painting are shadowed, which dramatizes the style of the characters' actions^2. The backround of this picture symbolizes depth^3. This includes some shadowing of the environmental detail^2. There is a lot of emotion expressed in the peoples' faces, which include selfishness, confusion and frustration. Once again, this painting is very religious due to the halos that appear on the characters' heads.
Jesus is also involved. The Virgin, Child, and St. Anne Type of Painting: Oil on wood By Leon rado Da Vinci 1510 (High Ren. ) This painting is an extraordinary example of the new High Renaissance style. This picture uses shadowing in the background and in the lower left corner of the characters^1. This makes the images stand out more and capture a realistic effect.
There is a lot of perspective in this painting because you can easily make out that the tree is far away from the people in the front^2. This painting also gives off a 3 D effect and uses depth in the characters' faces^3. The faces of the characters are not alike and are very human. It also shows depth by the different sizes of the characters painted. The emotion and theme of this painting is still religious and very peaceful.
The characters seem pleased with life and the background is very natural. This painting is a huge improvement in detail and accuracy. The Alba Madonna Type of Painting: Oil on canvas By Raphael Santi 1511 (High Ren. ) This painting is an involvement of religion to nudes with yet the same powerful message.
This picture has no emotion at all and gives off the expression of seriousness. One of the babies is holding a cross, which symbolizes religion^1. The characters painted are very human like and their faces and bodies are very different. The background of this painting shows great perspective of the distance from the characters in front from the lake^2. Shadowing is also very accurately used to make the Alba Madonna stand out while she sits in a chair. There is also shadowing behind the chair which makes the characters pop out of its surroundings^3.
This painting is very realistic in the impression of the environment painted and the human traits implied. It is very accurate in posture and body language. The School of Athens Type of Painting: Fresco By Raphael Santi 1509-10 (High Ren. ) This painting is very classical and secular. The image gives off a scholarly impression with characters all over the painting learning^1. Each individual character shows different emotion and is personalized by different clothes.
There is a lot of perspective and depth used in the arches of the background^2. You can easily see that the further the arches are, the smaller they are. Each character possesses a different body expression and facial expression. No one in this painting is the same, yet every character is human and realistic. This painting also uses a lot of shadowing to give off a 3 D image.
The sun rays that are hit against the wall create a great depth^3. This painting is not like anything drawn in the High Renaissance. It shows great individuality in style and the image itself is very extraordinary. Pre-Renaissance Ognisanti MadonnTempera On Wood - Giotto Lamentation Over Jesu Tempera On Wood - Giotto Early-Renaissance Madonna of the MagnifocaTempera On Panel - Sandro Botticelli Tribute Mone Fresco - Masaccio High-Renaissance The Virgin, Child, and St.
Anne... 5 Oil On Wood - Leonardo Da Vinci The Alba MadonnOil On Canvas - Raphael Santi The School of Athen Fresco - Raphael Santi The Renaissance To begin with, the Renaissance was a time of new talent and evolvement of secularity in paintings and pictures. Religion was still applied in many paintings, but it was not as obvious as in the Pre-Renaissance paintings which used halos and crosses. Consequently, this was the period of evolution in art and the way people thought about life. Worldly pleasures were commonly followed in any activity or event held during the Renaissance. All in all, it transformed everything, including the religious people and the religions of that time.
The Renaissance was separated into three categories: The Pre-Renaissance, The Early-Renaissance, and The High-Renaissance. To begin with, the Pre-Renaissance was very inaccurate when it came to painting humans and objects. No one knew how to imply perspective, depth, or shadowing into paintings yet, which made them very dull. Similarly with the Early-Renaissance, the paintings improved in perspective slightly but artist still were not precise in the body shapes of characters drawn and their dimensions. The Early-Renaissance learned to use more colors and less similarity of expression in faces. As time passed, it was still not perfect before the High-Renaissance time took over.
The High Renaissance was an extraordinary period of the artistic culture. The characters were amazingly realistic in paintings, secularity was almost always used, depth and shadowing were implied to every inch of the backgrounds, and the images appeared 3 D. This was the greatest period in history because people dramatically improved on how they saw life itself. Every preserved piece of art is now a symbol of human achievements from the Renaissance. It inspires us all in the world still today, and the meaning of "rebirth" has a new definition. To summarize, The Renaissance was a brave step into introducing individuality of art into the world.
No painting looked alike although some were similar in lacking depth. Even since, we are all opening up with artistic talents everyday. It still puts anyone at awe when they look at the ancient masterpieces of Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo.