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Renaissance Art/Architecture

Title: Madonna Enthroned
Artist: Giotto di Bondone
He introduces the fresco style.
Title: David
Artist: Donatello
This is the first freestanding nude male sculpture since classical times.
Title: Cathedral of Florence
Architect: Brunelleschi
He re-introduces Roman architecture.
Title: Birth of Venus
Artist: Sandro Botticelli
This painting shows mythical themes.
Title: Doors of Baptistry (Gates of Paradise)
Artist: Lorenzo Ghiberti
These paintings were naturalistic and contained good perspective.
Title: David
Artist: Michelangelo
This statue shows the ideal body type. The small David versus the huge giant stands for Florence being mightier than the rest of Europe.
Title: Sistine Chapel
Artist: Michelangelo
Man is important; shows a man-centered world (humanism).
Title: St. Peter's Dome
Architect: Michelangelo
The design of this dome is based on classical styles.
Title: School of Athens
Artist: Raphael
Showing Aristotle and Plato, this painting honors the great thinkers of the classical past.
Title: Venus of Urbino
Artist: Titian
The Venus in this painting is very provocative compared to the "Birth of Venus". It shows how far the High Renaissance has come from the Early Renaissance.
Title: The Last Judgement
Artist: Michelangelo
This painting shows the transition of the style of the High Renaissance moving into naturalism.
Title: Arnolfini Wedding Portrait
Artist: John Van Eyck
This painting has symbolism, lots of tiny details, and good perspective.
Title: Peasant Wedding
Artist: Peter Brueghel
Instead of painting nobles, Brueghel preferred to paint about the lives of the common people.
Title: Adam and Eve
Artist: Albrecht Durer
This painting shows the ideal man and woman, similar to the ideas of the classical times.
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Title: Henry VIII
Artist: Hans Holbein
Holbein showed in his portraits the people exactly as they looked like, not changing their features.

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