Evolution of Christianity

The paintings are organized by the development of Christianity. First, the annunciation of Mary starts, then there are various pictures of Mary and her son, Jesus Christ. Following that, the painting of Mary's entombment. Then continued to the saints with St. Nicholas's consecration, the first miracle of the saints followed by Saint Andrew and Saint Francis. Finally, it ends with the Last Miracle of the Saints.

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Botticelli, The Annunciation (ca. 1485) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1) There are religious and non religious scenes, and the painting is life like and three-dimensional. 2) Botticelli was one of the most acclaimed painters in Italy during his time. 3) In the beginning, an angel descends from Heaven to tell Mary that she will bear a child. The start of the coming messiah.
Giotto, The Ognissanti Madonna (1306-1310) Uffizi Gallery 1)The painting is symmetrical and the people are **** or clothed. 2) Giotto was the principal artist at the start of the renaissance in Italy. 3) Mary is holding her new born baby while "** on a pedestal".
Titian, The Holy Family with a Shepherd (c.1510) The National Gallery, London 1) The painting shows a great interest in nature, and both religious an non religious scenes are present. 2) Titian was trained by Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione. 3) The new born, Jesus, and his family are glorifying Him and God.
Giovanni Bellini, Madonna with Child (1465) Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin 1)The painting is life-like and three-dimensional, and the faces express their thought process. 2) Giovanni Bellini is considered the father of the Venetian renaissance. 3) Another picture of Mary and her son, Jesus, as Christianity develops.
Sandro Botticelli, Madonna with Saints (1485) Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin 1) In this painting, full backgrounds show perspective and the bodies look like their moving. 2) Sandro Botticelli was called to take part in the decoration of the Sistine Chapel. 3) Mary is with saints holding her son , showing that a new age in religion is on the horizon.
Titian, The Virgin suckling the Infant Christ (c. 1565-75) The National Gallery, London 1) This painting shows both religious and non religious scenes, and the full background shows perspective. 2) Titian's portraits express a "psychological dimension." 3) This picture shows the infant Christ feeding off of Mary and growing a a child.
Tintoretto, Mary with the Child, Venerated by Saint Marc and Saint Luke (before 1570) Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin 1) The bodies are **** or clothed, and they show activity as if they were moving. 2) Tintoretto's art is characterized by daring intensiveness. 3) Mary and Jesus are being venerated, the next step in the evolution of Christianity.
Giotto di Bondone, The Entombment of Mary (1310) Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin 1) The painting is balanced and symmetrical, and there are religious and non religious scenes present. 2) Giotto is one of the great artists who contributed to the Italian renaissance. 3) This painting portrays the death of Mary, after Christianity has become a prominent religion.
Paolo Veronese, The Consecration of Saint Nicholas (1562) The National Gallery, London 1) In the painting, the faces express what the people are thinking, and the bodies look active. 2) Paolo was the born by the name of Paolo Caliari. 3) This paiting shows the consecration of Saint Nicholas who was the performer of the first miracle.
Masaccio, Saint Andrew (1426) The J. Paul Getty Museum 1) The painting is balanced and symmetrical, and Saint Andrew's face expresses his thoughts. 2) Masaccio was born in 1401 and had a widowed mother. 3) Saint Andrew is holding the cross and the bible, showing the strength of Christianity.
Giovanni Bellini, St. Francis in the Desert (c. 1480) The Frick Collection 1) In this painting, their is a great interest in nature, and the colors are responding to light. 2) Giovanni studied the style of Norther European Painters, but he was not a traveler. 3) Saint Francis is calling to God , the next step in Christianity. The age of Saints.
Sandro Botticelli, Last Miracle and the Death of St. Zenobius (c. 1500) Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 1) The bodies are active, and the colors are responding to light. 2) Sandro Botticelli's father was a tanner who trained Sandro to become a Goldsmith. 3) This picture shows the final miracle of the saints and the death of St. Zenobius, another step forward in the evolution of christianity.
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