ILS 204 (2)

ILS 204 (2) - Lecture 1 The High Renaissance: The Eye/I...

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Lecture 1 The High Renaissance: The Eye/I takes flight The architecture of the human form Title page to De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Working of the Human Body), 1543 Anatomy ‘theaters’ Jan Stephan van Calcar’s engravings De Humani Corporis Fabrica Largely an aesthetic project Little use to physicians—no means to intervene in the body t this level of refinement Anatomy as revelation of divine architecture—the inner frame for the idealized “Virtuvian Man” Boticelli—demonstrates a new sense of the divine and of nature Raphael “Portrait of Castiglione” Although serene, the portrait captures some of the quality of liveliness, or “ sprezzatura ,” valued by Castiglione’s perfect courtiers. A kind of energy in balance “Madonna of the Goldfinch” 1506 note use of pyramidal composition to establish balance, and “Aerial” perspective “The School of Athens” 1511 Medieval ideal Christian contemplation vs. the “Big Tent” Philosophical ideal of Humanism—avid conversation, exchange and even dispute
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course ILS 204 taught by Professor Hunt during the Spring '12 term at Wisconsin.

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ILS 204 (2) - Lecture 1 The High Renaissance: The Eye/I...

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