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Styles/Innovations and the prominent artists. During the Renaissance a few different styles of painting were developed. These techniques were perfected by Florentine painters. The major styles/innovations include perspective, life-like human forms, realistic looking objects and chiaroscuro. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Perspective “Perspective is a method which is used to make a three-dimensional space or object appear three- dimensional on a two-dimensional space.” By using a horizon line and vanishing point, an artist could make identical items seem closer or further away. Depth is given in the same way. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337). “In an astonishingly short amount of time, Giotto revolutionized the art of Florence.” Many people consider him the father of Renaissance painting. However, he was from a time before the Renaissance when Gothic styles were still being used. Therefore, his paintings consisted of both Renaissance, perspective and curvy, and Gothic, gold paint, large, fancy frames and immense haloes around the heads of all religious figures, styles. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 - 1446). He was a Flourintine architect that discovered that mathematical laws could be used in planning pictures. “This shows an actual point of view through the technique of perspective.” He officially “discovered” the horizon line and vanishing point by conducting a mirror test and other mathematical tests. In the mirror test, he would hold up a mirror in front of a building and paint directly on top of the building’s reflection in the mirror; he would then place another mirror directly in front of the existing mirror with the painting on it, if the painting and the building looked the same he was successful.” QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Masaccio(1401-1428) He lived during the later Renaissance, therefore his paintings perfected the perspective style and abandoned the use of Gothic style. He was the first to use Brunelleschi’s horizon and vanishing lines, and the first to create an effective illusion using Giotto’s system on lines towards the focal point. He could create the illusion of space
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course HIST 123 taught by Professor Mr.shmit during the Spring '11 term at St. Vincent.

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