19 terms

Renaissance Art and Architecture

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Perspective
Representing on a flat or curved surface, objects as they appear to the eye.
Symetry
Beauty of form through balanced proportions.
Realism
Showing in art life as it is without idealizing it or imagining it.
Ghiberti
Artist who took 50 years to design the doors for a local cathedral!
Florence
Wealthy commercial and banking center of Renaissance Italy.
Dante
Author of the Divine Comedy.
Leonardo da Vinci
Artist and scientist who exemplifies the "Renaissance Man", kept notebooks.
Donatello
Sculpted first free-standing sculpture in Europe since ancient times.
Humanism
Renaissance philosophy that promoted the revival of Greek and Roman culture and celebrated humanity and individual worth.
Raphael
Painted the School of Athens, and Pope Leo X with Two Cardinals.
Castiglione
Author of the Courtier, the original Renaissance etiquette manual
Holbein
Painted Henry VIII's portrait and members of the English court.
Giotto
Began the Florentine school, pioneered fresco painting.
Brunelleschi
Created the dome for the Cathedral of Florence.
Van Eyck
Northern Renaissance artists well know for detailed pictures.
Durer
German artists responsible for bringing Italian art north.
Fresco
A style of painting that involves painting paint onto wet plaster.
Michelangelo
Sculptor well known for his statute of David and his paintings in the Cistine Chapel.
Northern Renaissance
Renaissance in Northern Europe. Painting was super detailed but literature stressed religion.

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