Art History General Characteristics

Art History General Characteristics - General...

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General Characteristics of Time Periods Art History, Midterm PRE-RENAISSANCE: The way the people of the time understood religion Cathedrals represented the growth of the population, worldliness, religious sophistication EARLY-RENAISSANCE: On Painting Florence – known for its art – the center of cultural life in Italy o Classical Antiquity Competitive – finance Open society – rags to riches o Knew they were living in the Italian Renaissance o “man, through effort, can learn new things” Art was respectable (books usually dedicated to ruler) Raising status from PHYSICAL (survival arts) to MENTAL (liberal arts) Scientific Perspective, 3D space ART OF THE NORTH: New technology – oil painting Free-flowing organization More interested in the pattern of line Much more detail oriented Altar pieces Religious AND worldly issues – what’s going on? Hidden symbolism
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