Week Four ITAL 150
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ltal 150 Cultural Legacies of Italy Week 4 Readings 0 Sprezzatura Essay 19 pp 137142 and 21 0 RM Lett s The Renaissance Nature Space and Reality 2943 Temple of the High Renaissance 9094 0 Italian Renaissance Reader Leonardo Notebooks pp 185196 and Introduction Lecture October 20th 0 The Art of Renaissance the shift in representation 1 2 3 periodization is there a renaissance Giotto and the early 14 century revival Medieval and Renaissance Painting space in landscape interiors perspective and relief Periodization 0 Division of time into periods based on particular criteria such as styles in art architecture design historical events bigpicture interpretations of the ebb and flow of human history shifts in economic demographic political etc patterns Concrete lnnovations 14001600 0 Movable type printing press 0 Exploring western hemisphere 0 Protestant reformation catholic counter reformation 0 Flourishing merchant capitalism 0 Discoveries in empirical science gunpowdercanon heliocentric universe earth rotating around the sun Copernicus Innovations in the Arts 14001600 0 centralized one point perspective as the eye sees 0 Rise of representation of everyday life 0 Oil painting 0 The nude 0 Rise of representation of classical subjects myth history allegory instead of primarily religious subjects 0 Pinturicchio Return of Odysseus 1509 representation of costumes looking out onto seascape perspective technique illusion of depth by rendering lighter colors further away aerial perspective Innovation in the Visual Arts 0 Two engines for innovations observation and imitation of the natural world 0 Study of the natural world empirical study of the physical world Giotto 0 Lett s emphasizes 15 century northern artists in the revival of realistic representation 0 The illusion of artistic progress not better or worse just different 0 Space Painted interiors Example Assisi Pietro Lorenzetti golden plates behind heads ceiling and floor shown servants shown in another room Example Padova Giotto di Bondone Cappella Degli Sorovegni 13041306 two painted chapels illusionistio piece 0 Verisimiitude lifelikeness 0 Leonardo man the measure of all things often misunderstood as an expression of a paradigm shift 0 Painting Rome oratorio di san silvestro o 1248 all same facial expressions horse is floating flat building 2D rather than 3D main figure is much bigger than the rest iobig figures two separate periods of time Nativity Scene I J rquot quot vquotquotquot39quot39 Lecture October 22nd 0 Between middle age and renaissance more continuity than rapture focus on classical antiquity myth history style in art focus on individuals and daily lifeincluding illusionistic techniques studycopy of nature 0 Natlufre Space and Reality don t care about actual representation in rea I e 0 Medieval artists are interested in showing means and symbolism of things 0 Leonardo has true to life drawingsand believes we have to study the human body and know nature versmtude 39quot l w VVorks 0 Assisi Anon crucifixion 12 century no muscle definition absent gaze head is straight up 0 Cimabue crucifixion 1288 Less business in background than Assisi s crucifixion Emotional intensity Depth Exaggeration in body form He isn t covered Affective piety emotional piety 0 Masaccio Florence SMN 1427 real life background The various works are not a difference in ability or skill but rather a difference in outcome Extra Notes 0 Renaissance doesn t hold back representation 0 llan the Measure of all things prescription of how to compose a picture human figure is the measure of it all 0 Leonardo thought Giotto did it well
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