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1500- 1525 High Renaissance in Italy Combined Notes

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High Renaissance in Italy [1500-1525] February 13, 2008 Attempts to fuse art/science Midterm format: 10 slide ids 1.5 minutes *locations provided on slide sheet 4 short essays (id slide, analyze and interpret via function, style, content, context) 8 minutes compare and contrast 25 minutes High Renaissance in Italy Bracket Date:1500-1525 The status of the artist not only as a craftsman but also as an intellectual Michelangelo as an artist was celebrated in such a way that many of his biographers said that his talent was a divine one Turbulent time in Italy, Milan in the 16 th century under siege by the French, who then overtake Milan. The papacy engages in various wars in this period and overstates itself. Venice is fighting off the turks Leonardo da Vinci, Embryo in the Womb, ca. 1510, Pen drawing Leonardo had a keen interest in anatomy and perspective He was born in Vinci which is a town in Tuscany. **Refer to Leonardo as Leonardo and not by da Vinci b/c da Vinci simply means he’s from Vinci.** Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man, ca. 1487 Pen and Ink Leonardo proposes that any system of measurement can be derived from a close study of the human body. Thought that by studying the human body we can generate a system of proportions Proposes that the human form are central to understanding any kind of endeavor. The endeavor of men or human beings is placed at the core of any work Leondardo da Vinci, The virgin of the Rocks, ca. 1485, Oil on wood (transferred to canvas) Leonardo produced over 4,000 drawings in his lifetime. But as a painter he only produced about 29 paintings. Leonardo’s working methods as a painter were very slow and laborious, he studied every detail extensively, whether it be a blade of grass or the human form. Leonardo depicts a deeper sense of space setting the figures within a landscape. Theres a body of water, hills receeding into the background. Uses atmospheric perspective and sfumato In leonardo’s alterpiece the figures are all interacting. The symbolism of the water and the rocks is still under debate
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Refectory, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan **Contains the Last Supper A refrectory is a room in a monestary or a convent in which monks or nuns would gather to eat, in this case it’s a monestary. Basically the dining hall for the monks Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper, ca. 1495-1498, Fresco (oil and tempera on plaster) Restored at various times, restoration quite poor In WWII a bomb crashed through the refrectory damaging the dining hall but leaving the refrectory in tact. Jesus brings all of his disciples over for their last Passover supper. Jesus at this meal announces to his 12 apostles that one of them will betray him. The use of the window ans the light of the window creates a kind of halo around
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