MCA 5 Renaissance

Every age projects its own image in its arts. The High Renaissance lasted from about 1490-1550, and brought many advancements from previous times such as the Middle Ages. Two artists that successfully contributed to this movement were Michelangelo, and Raphael. They improved artistic techniques, by reflecting humanistic values, and improving on existing artistic styles. As opposed to the Middle Ages, Renaissance artwork used prospective, and Chiaroscuro. 

This is a portrait of Pietro Bembo. It perfectly reflects the attributes of the Renaissance, with the focus on human characteristic, and its secular tone.
This painting, The Three Graces, or "Les Trois Graces", depicts the three Greek godesses of grace. The godesses represent banquets, dance and social occasions, beautifully reflecting humanistic values.
This painting, depicts Jesus, and Peter. Peter fished all night, but could not catch anything. But when he fishes along with Jesus, he is astonished that when he brings his net, its filled with fish!
This painting depicts Saint Anthony being tortured by demons. You may look at this painting and think its a bit inferior to all the other work of the Renaissance, and even by Michelangelo himself. But what is astonishing is that this was created by by Michelangelo when he was around thirteen years old!I am fifteen, and can barley drawn a stick figure.
Although a bit bland, this inspiring piece shows three standing men in wide cloaks turned to the left. It really shows how much Renaissance artists focused on the detail of humans, and the detail of the world.
Doni "Tondo" commemorates the marriage between a powerful noble Tuscan family. Some believe that it symbolizes Madonna and Child, based on Michelangelo's close relation to the church.
The drawing shown here shows the Annunciation. This was when the Angle Gabriel came down and told Mary that should would soon give birth to the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Despite this being all too humanistic, Michelangelo was mainly commissioned by Popes, explaining why most of his illustrations are of Christian tales.
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