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AHA 1120: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART; II                 Prof. Land Topic 3: The Early Renaissance in Italy: Naturalism The Renaissance artist’s interest in the sculpture of Antiquity inspired in him a desire to make  works of art that resemble nature.  This pursuit of verisimilitude or naturalism is nowhere better  expressed than in Leon Battista Alberti’s treatise   On Painting   (1435):   “The function of the  painter is to draw with lines and paint in colors on a surface any given bodies in such a way that  [. . .] what you see represented appears in relief [i. e., appears to be three-dimensional] and just  like those bodies.” Giotto di Bondone (1267– 1337). ( Proto-Renaissance) Lamentation. fresco.  Scrovegni (or Arena) Chapel, Padua. 1305-6.
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Unformatted text preview: Masaccio (1401-1428) Tribute Money. fresco. Brancacci Chapel, S. M. del Carmine, Florence, ca. 1427 Holy Trinity. fresco. Sta. Maria Novella, Florence. ca. 1428 “I was what you are; you will be what I am” Antonio Pollaiuolo (1431–1498) Battle of Ten Naked Men. (engraving). ca. 1465 Hercules and Anteus. ca. 1475 Sandro Botticelli (1445–1510) Birth of Venus. ca. 1482. Andrea Mantegna (1431–1506) Gonzaga Family. frescoes. Camera Picta, Ducal Palace, Mantua. 1474 Terms: optical naturalism, oculus, fresco, arriccio, intonaco, giornata Please read: Gardner, Chapter 16, 452-491; next assignment: Gardner, Chapter 15, 425-449....
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