Italian Renaissance PAINTING 

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period.

Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence was felt in literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry.

Renaissance scholars employed the humanist method in study, and searched for realism and human emotion in art.

Gentile da Fabriano (c. 1370 – 1427): "The Adoration of the Magi". 1423. Panel. Florence, Uffizi. Gentile da Fabriano was an Italian painter known for his participation in the International Gothic style.
The Battle of San Romano was fought on June 1st 1432, some 30 miles outside Florence, between the troops of Florence, commanded by Niccolò da Tolentino, and Siena, under Francesco Piccinino. The outcome is generally considered favourable to the Florentines, but in the Sienese chronicles it was considered a victory. As the 1430s began Florence had found itself in conflict with the rival city state of Lucca, and her allies, Siena and Milan. The battle was depicted in three large paintings by the Italian Renaissance artist, Paolo Uccello: The Battle of San Romano. Today the three panels are separated and located in galleries in London, Paris, and Florenc
The Mystic Marriage of St. Francis is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Sassetta, currently housed in the Musée Condé of Chantilly, France. The scene is set in an idyllic landscape, between hills, castles and cultivated fields, without any attention to perspective and realism as in other Renaissance works. Sassetta was in fact one of the last painters of the Sienese Gothic school, as shown by the use of elongated figures, the delicate colors and the courtly atmosphere
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