Exam 1 Chapters 13-17 PDF

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Unformatted text preview: out by God to have the gift of artistic ability so that they may show God’s greatness through their works. • Visari, the only real author of the time and the first person to create art historical literature, said that these six artists possessed God’s grace and were able to capture that in their work. o This idea was inspired by the epic poem “Dante’s Inferno” • Because of these artists’ divine grace and genius, the period of the High Renaissance was very brief, and died with these men. o Younger artists cannot apprentice and learn to achieve “genius” because it is a God- given gift. • This period really exemplified that notion that “anything by the hand of the master is preferable to the work of the young” o This is because of the idea of genius. Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man, ca. 1487, pen and ink • Da Vinci applied ancient mathematical ideas and formulas to perfectly depict the image of the human body o This is a prime example of the type of study he would preform Note: da Vinci illegally stole cadavers from morgues and graves in order to study the musculature and shape of the human body. Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin of the Rocks, ca. 1485, oil on panel transferred to canvas • This is the first time oil paint is used in Italian work o Remember: oil painting was a practice in the 1400’s in the North. This technique did not come to Italy until da Vinci brought it there. §༊ Because of this da Vinci’s contemporaries felt as though he was truly remar...
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