Mca 7

"Every age projects its own images into its art."                 The High Renaissance (c.1490-1550). The High Renaissance was manifested in Western Europe but mostly took place in Rome and Florence.It was characterized by humanism, individualism, naturalism and classicism. The High Renaissance was a time when the peoples and their countries experienced a new sense of stability and order. The artists that will be included in this gallery are Titian Tintoretto and Leonardo da Vinci. 

The picture of Mary and Jesus shows how Tintoretto reflects the values of the Renaissance. In it it shows a great deal of realism and perspective which, Tintoretto used in his works. It also shows how religion was involved in the Renaissance.
This painting "Penitent Magdalene" depicts Mary Magdalene or sometimes referred to as The Magdalene. Mary is a religious figure in Christianity. She is often considered the second most important woman in the christian faith. She was there for two of the most important moments in Jesus's life, the crucifixion and his resurrection. The photo shows naturalism and classicism.
The "Baptism of Christ" depicts the importance of religion in the Renaissance and the realism in the photo is very good. In the photo the man baptizing Christ is believed to be Saint John the Baptist and they are in the river Jordan. The photo is also thought to be based on the biblical passage Matthew 3:13. The heavens apparently opened to Christ and he thought he saw the spirit of God and the angels from above were blessing him. The photo displays realism, and classicism.
Ginevra de' Benci was a young Florentine noblewoman. This portrait may have been an engagement or a wedding present. In the painting you can see a fingerprint showing that Da Vinci also used his hands as well as brushes to blend. This portrait depicts realism, individualism and humanism.(Zoom in on the right side by her hair)
The Annunciation depicts the archangel Gabriel coming to tell Mary that she is destined to be the mother of the son of God. Gabriel is kneeling in front of Mary with his right hand raised in greeting and in his left he holds a lily to symbolize Mary's purity. The painting is considered to be Da Vinci's first major work. The painting shows the realism, importance of religion, naturalism and classicism.
This sketch or drawing may seem bland or lacking character but it shows how skilled Da Vinci was in anatomy and making human characteristics realistic. Da vinci was very skilled in realism and showing individualism in his artwork.
In Da Vinci's painting of the "Baptism of Christ" shows classicism, realism, and humanism. The painting is thought to be based on the biblical passage Matthew 3:13 and Saint John the baptist is supposedly baptizing him. Christ also believes that after he was baptized the heavens opened up to him and the he saw the spirit of God coming down to him as a dove.
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