Renaissance art

Renaissance Art

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Arts12th Grade

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Renaissance Art

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14-17th c. AD

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What is the Renaissance?
Period following the Middle Ages, characterized by a revival in scientific, artistic, and architectural achievement

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Science and the Arts
Anatomy principles-Leonardo Da Vinci's human anatomy sketches
Math and architecture- using formulas and equations to plan complex  architectural feats

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Commonly Used Mediums

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Wet pigment applied on plaster, this method lasted much longer than many other painting methods. The pigment would bind to the plaster as it dried. 

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Oil painting 
paint made with oil base, unlike previous paints made with egg, that dried slowly and allowed for extreme realism and detail. 

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proportion was emphasized, producing buildings that were fitting with human proportions, unlike extravagantly huge architecture of earlier eras. 

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Borrowing from Greek Classical styles, featuring idealized figures. Uses marble, bronze

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oil painting
Pigment on plaster
Oil and pigment
kept human proportion in mind

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Done with mediums like charcoal, red clay, often items in nature. Often used to explore ideas for sculptures nd paintings, in stead of copying traditional pieces

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Renaissance Drawing

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Techniques: skiagraphia
shading/hatching to give the illusion of depth

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shortening of limbs and features to give the illusion of depth

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altering the size of aspects of an image to give the sense of distance and layers

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Purpose of sketches
Artists explored their own subjects ideas more, instead of copying master works. Sketches were a way to plan, study proportion, and prepare for larger projects, like sculptures or paintings. 

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Materials used
parchment, red clay, metal point- a soft metal that would leave marks, pen and ink

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Body proportion sketches

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Take 5 minutes to draw a self portrait sketch

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