Re-birth of Architecture

I have created an engaging theme that visits the significant paintings that were created during the Renaissance that present architecture. From this, I have selected 12 great works of architectural art to include in my gallery- the "Re-birth of Architecture". I ordered my artworks by the year in which they were created. -The dates vary on these pieces from 1300-1650, and under the descriptions for each you can find the museum that they are located in today. -As there are also 3 facts about the artwork too. Most of these wonderful artworks in my gallery can be found in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy Please Enjoy.

Coronation of the Virgin was created by Lorenzo Monaco in 1414, and it is currently located in San Marco, Florence. The renaissance techniques that are used in this painting are life like 3-D figures, the bodies are in motion, and the colors correspond to the amount of light. -As the light in this beautiful painting is in some areas darker than normal. Also, the full background shows dimension and perspective too, as there are some religious scenes.-As some people have haloes within it. One fact about Monaco would be that he actually was a monk , and apart of the Camaldolace Monastery. Finally, this work of art relates to the architecture in the renaissance because the painting itself is configured within a building. The renaissance characteristics of this building and within it are the spires, domes, and beauty. It appears to be made of gold, and it also has many windows. -As it appears to be a chapel, which corresponds to Monaco's life as he was again a monk, and his religious experience is demonstrated in this painting. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/lorenzo-monaco
The Adoration of the Magi by Gentile Da Fabriano Massi is a masterpiece that was created in 1423. It is now located in the Getty Museum, which is located in Los Angeles, California. The Renaissance techniques that are illustrated in this painting are religious scenery, interest in nature, life like characteristics, the bodies are active, the people have expressions, and this painting also has a full background that shows perspective. One fact about Gentile da Fabriano Massi would be that he did most of his pieces in Tuscany, and he therefore used a Northern Italian Gothic theme , which is common to see in most of his paintings. Now the architecture that is present in this work by Massi can be found in the background of the painting, and it can be seen that during this time of the Renaissance that many buildings including the ones in this painting were made of brick, and they had high amounts of windows, and even columns. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?prev=Century/15th_Century&dir=Site_index%2F15th_Century%2FMassi_Gentile
The Coronation of the Virgin by Filippo Lippi Lippi is a very notable painting that took eight years to finish, from 1439-1447. Right now it can be found in Uffizi Florence . This painting has many Renaissance themes such as how the figures are life like, the bodies look as if they were moving, the figures have expressions, and it is also a well balanced painting too. One fact on Filippo Lippi would be that he was actually a chaplain in a monastery called St, Mary Magdalene in Florence. Of course from his religious experiences, he too demonstrates them in this very wonderful painting. This particular painting relates to the architecture of the Renaissance because it has a chapel that contains arches, columns, rails, and color. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/lipp/hd_lipp.htm
The Adoration of the Kings by Hugo Van Der Goes is an astonishing piece that was created around 1470. Today it can be found in the Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The Renaissance Characteristics that this painting has would include- religious scenery, life-like figures, some light contrast, movement, and background perspective. -There is a great amount of detail that went into this piece. An interesting fact about Hugo van der Goes would be that he was actually a member of the painter's guild in the year of in 1467, and was granted the title as "master." This painting is architecturally significant because it gives a great background perspective on the walls, windows, columns, and passage ways , which were all significant in the means of architecture during the Renaissance. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/237015/Hugo-van-der-Goes
The Annunciation by Leonardo Da Vinci is a very well known painting that was made around 1472. -Currently it is located also in Uffizi, Florence. Annunciation demonstrates some Renaissance characteristics such as religious scenery, life-like figures, activity, expression, light contrast, and background perspectives. One interesting fact about Leonardo Da Vinci would be that he really devoted himself to many different subjects such as science, and interests in engineering. -The architectural features in this painting would include the detailed statue, brick design, color, and even the window sill that can just be identified. Resources: googleartproject.com &
The Portinari Triptych by Hugo van der Goes is an astonishing piece that was created from 1477-1478. -As it is now found on the Uffizi gallery as well, such as many of these paintings. The Renaissance characteristics in this painting would include religious scenery, interest in Nature, life -like figures, movement, ****** expressions, and also a vast background. One fact about Hugo van Der Goes would be that he was apart of a Monastery called Roodklooster, to where he would serve for the rest of his life. -In this particular painting, Hugo van der Goes in ways illustrates his own ways of involvement and focus of religion. Now, from an architecture standpoint, there is a building that within this scene that is made of stone, and it has both arches, columns, and large windows too. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/237015/Hugo-van-der-Goes
The Sacred Allegory by Giovanni Bellini was painted from 1490-1499. It can now be found in the Uffizi exhibit too. The Renaissance characteristics in this artwork would include life like figures, movement, expressions, shades of light, and a full background of much detail. One fact about Giovanni Bellini would be that he was an Italian painter from Venice, and he was said to have basically revolutionized the variety and use for color. Now, the architectural significants of this painting would be the many structures that are presented, from the railings, to the stairs and tile floors, as well as the large walls and towers within the background that are made of brick. -These characteristics of architecture are very unique. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/giovanni-bellini
The Adoration of the Magi by Albrecht Durer is simply spectacular. It was painted in 1504, and can also be found in the Uffizi Gallery currently. The renaissance artistic principles that can be found in this painting would include- religion, interest in nature, life-like figures, movement, expressions, and full background perspectives. One interesting fact about this particular artist: Albrecht Durer would be that he played a key part in the Renaissance with his famous woodcuts, and also his copper engravings. The architectural features that are important in this painting would be the use of the arches as well as the brick structures that . There are also walk ways and buildings that in the background appear to have been strategically built on a slope, for a good view point. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/durr/hd_durr.htm
Pala Priuli is a great painting by Giovanni Bellini , that was formed from (1505-1510) , and it can now be found in Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf currently. Now this painting's Renaissance features would include: religion, life-like figures, some movement, expression, and some background features. One fact about Giovanni Bellini would be that in 1470 he painted against other competitive art schools within in Venice, Italy. -As it was during that time to which he created some of his most impressive paintings in his career. The architectural significants in this painting would be the detail of the columns, and also the beauty of the arches that were constructed during this time. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/giovanni-bellini
The Young Knight in the Landscape by Vittore Carpaccio is awfully dramatic, and also scenic too. This was painted by Carpaccio in 1510, a prime time during the Renaissance. This painting can be found in the Museo Tyseen. With this, the features that are very usual for this time period of rebirth in this artwork, and especially for this painting would include the life-like figures, movement, interest in nature, and this painting also offers background perspective as well. One fact about Vitore Carpaccio would be that he actually used a rather Gothic style of painting, but this does still have Renaissance themes in it. Now the architecture that is important in this painting would be the tiled rooftops, the columns, arches, and even the large guard towers and walls for protection. -Which were made of brick. Resources: www. gogleartproject.com & http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/96667/Vittore-Carpaccio
Saint Anthony by Albrecht Durer is a very dark and rather gloomy piece, however it does show the Renaissance Architecture. -As it was created in 1519. Today it is now located in the MNAC in Barcelona . Now the Renaissance features that this painting has would be the life like figure, a contrast of light, and also a background with much perspective too. One fact about Albrecht Durer would be that he was also well known for his water-colorings, and sketches in Germany, including this one of St. Anthony. The architectural significants in this scene would be the background which outlines an over view of a town. Now it also helps examen the great walls, towers, and buildings that were constructed during this time. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/durr/hd_durr.htm
This painting is what I believe to be a wonderful exhibit for the Renaissance Architecture. The Horse joust in Piazza Santa Croce was painted by Giovanni Stradano from (1561-1562). It can be found today in the Museo Vecchio. Some of the Renaissance themes that this painting would include are life-like features, movement, background perspective, and also a contrast of light. An important fact about Giovanni Stradano would be that he helped not only design, but also decorate the Palazzo Vecchio in Italy, aside from painting. THe Architectural significants of this painting would be specifically the feature of the buildings that surround the Piazza. This would include tiled roofing, windows, arches, chimneys, and even the plaza itself. As this gives a great perspective of what architecture was like in the Renaissance. Resources: www.googleartproject.com & http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/34.30(5)
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