The product of the artist, as opposed to natural phenomena and social relations is the fruit of a particular individual creativity, his cognition involves the study of the conditions of its emergence, the process of its creation and the independent life of the product, which came into contact with many people for whom it was created. Creative artist incorporates his personality holistically, in unity, no matter how controversial it may be, its different voices, it can not show and do not capture their relationship, all sharpness and tension of the conflicts existing between them. It is impossible to say with absolute certainty that the style of an artist directly reflects their personality, especially we can't assert that considering the works of the masters of the High Renaissance era. However, I think it would be erroneous assertion that the style of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael is just the result of some special conditions, certain processes occurring in those grand years. In my opinion, both these assertion has a right to life, at that are equally and simultaneously. Style is not always transmits particularity of time in which it arises and develops, and often only embodies the ideals and dreams of the creators. The Renaissance era is a prime example of such a mismatch of art and reality, it was the transformation of minds, not of life, imagination, not reality, culture, not civilization. In fact, the real life of even the most advanced cities of that time was full of medieval brutality, wars, conspiracies, bloodshed. Namely the era of the High Renaissance gave mankind a huge number of comprehensive and enigmatic personalities of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, an understanding of creativity and the human person. Artists of the time do one thing and think about another. They often create a truly new art forms, that's why there is no doubt of their novelty, but these masters at the same time in their inner spiritual life literally are tearing to pieces, do not know what to do, infinitely are repenting and alternately are throwing from one artistic position to another, hence the constant search for and the constant struggle of contradictions that make the works of the one artist different in style. The combination of opposites of terrene and mythological, spiritual and sensual differ both religious and philosophical meditation of artist. For each thesis in the culture of the Renaissance can be found a convincing counter-theses. The truth is that these poles coexist within any artist, mutually complement his mind. For example, Leonardo da Vinci, brought to the world the ideal of "universal person" majestic Renaissance paintings, among which the most famous "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa." Two works by the same master, but very different in style. Da Vinci departs from the methods of lighting, modeling of images with light. It has no sharp boundary between light and shadow, the boundary is blurred - this is his famous and unique "sfumato" (haze). Leonardo da Vinci paid more attention on discussion of the laws of perspective, a numerical symmetry, proportion, and anatomy. The great painter Raphael entered in history as the creator of the cycle of masterpieces associated with Madonna (artistic images of Our Lady). Raphael, synthesized the achievements of their predecessors and created in the tradition of humanism the image of the perfect man. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael works a lot from nature, studying anatomy, mechanics of movement, challenging poses and camera angles, looking for a compact, rhythmically balanced compositional formulas. The last titan of the High Renaissance was Michelangelo - the great sculptor, painter, architect and poet. Michelangelo in his work reflected the deep contradictions of his time, embodied the anxiety and feeling of future's catastrophies, the fight and the death of the hero. Major in Renaissance art had a dilemma: how to represent the greatness of the spirit through the
Art History Essay 3.4
The Italian renaissance took place in the early 15th Century. During this period mediums such as fresco and tempera were common with the later introduction of oil. Fresco was used by covering a wall in fresh plaster and painting over it while still wet, this medium was hard to blend and had to be done using a hatching method. This was a medium that had been used in the past and was still quite popular. However it was very hard to correct mistakes and the colours were very…
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The first historical evidence of a culture can be found in the artifacts of the earliest homo sapiens from 35,000 years ago. Every time period in the history of the world has offered something special to the world of art. From the ancient Egyptians to the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to today. We can look about and marvel at the greatness of the artist from our past.
The ancient Egyptian civilization developed slowly from about 5000…
were influenced by impressionism. Although his work was misunderstood and rejected by the people of his time, his reputation increased both for the way he created a painting through what his eyes saw in nature and for his unique quality of painting art which he achieved through color, space and mass.
Through thorough inspection of Paul Cezanne’s watercolor-like oil painting titled Rocks in the Forest one can examine the characteristics of the Modern period otherwise known as Impressionism. This…
won Prix de Rome, which is a scholarship for art students to go to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In 1790 he was appointed master of drawing to Louis XVI of France. In 1792 he became a professor at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. Then in 1800 he married a famous painter named Adelaide Labille-Guiard. (Wiki)
Vincent was a leader of the neoclassical and historical movement in French art. His work was influenced by the art of classical antiquity by the masters of the…
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Midterm Exam - Essay questions
3.Discuss the differences between Baroque architecture and Neoclassical architecture. Select at least one example representing each style to parallel.
Baroque is dramatic, over the top, very decorative and lavish. Classical is symmetrical, rational, and calm looking. There were other movements that affected literature, painting, and so. However, these two are considered the mother currents of the architecture we know today. Even though…
Located in Thebes, Egypt, “Nebamun hunting in the marshes” is a painting of
Nebamun enjoying life and beauty at its finest. It dates back to the late 18th dynasty,
which is around 1350 BC. Pictured next to him are his wife Hatshepsut and their young
daughter. This particular picture was found in the tomb of Nebamun, among the rest of
the traditional tomb-chapel decoration. I believe a metaphor that can be used to
organize and interpret the image is that Nebamun is the breath of life over the land…
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but rather a hammer with which to shape it.”
Before History: The Origins of Art in the Stone Age
The Old Stone Age (Paleolithic) in Africa and Europe
Olduvi Gorge, Tanzania: Makaspansgat, South Africa: Hohlenstein-Stadel and Wllendorf, Central Europe
Makapansgat Valley, South Africa
Pebble resembling a human face
Reddish jasperite stone, gives impression of a face, found in 1925, proclaimed it a work of art, found in…
piece. This painting is an example of high renaissance style. DaVinci’s composition I more powerful, and the eye is drawn to the central figure Jesus. This composition is the use of geometric shapes, mostly rectangles. DaVinci uses renaissance humanist art, and realism. He also focuses in on Christ rather than the surroundings in this painting.
Tintoretto uses a deep dark color scheme, and the only light color scheme in this painting is the fire.…
the papal state fully under his control, would be filled with breathtaking structures and artwork. As visitors to the Vatican progress through St Peter's Square, into the famed basilica, and perhaps to the Sistine Chapel, they are surrounded with art and architecture created to play very specific roles, ranging from the practical to the symbolic.
The Vatican is located on the left bank of the Tiber River in Rome, where, according to tradition, Saint Peter, the first pope and the apostle to whom…
Land art: Robert Smithson.
Step One: Smithson chooses the location on the north eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel point in Utah. Smithson chose this location based on the blood red colour of the water and its connection with the primordial sea.
Step Two: Smithson didn’t know what he wanted to do in the space until he got there and was inspired by the red water and the lakes salt crystals, which grow in a spiralling, crystalline formation.
Step Three: Smithson then makes various…