The Historical Museum of Arts
Presents the Renaissance Art Techniques
A famous artist from the renaissance period
Famous artist of the renaissance era
Leonardo da Vinci
Popular artist of the renaissance period
A fresco painting is when an artist uses a mix of water and pigments to paint onto wet plaster. The mixture and plaster blend together to make the painting and the wall one. The reason fresco was a popular from was because it was very durable. Since the painting and wall were one, the picture did not wear as easy as it would if painted on canvas. Since the artist is working with wet plaster, he must work faster and not make mistakes because if he does he must scrape that plaster off and start over.
The School Of Athens
Painted by Raphael in the years 1509-1511
The Creation of Adam
Painted by Michelangelo in 1511-1512
Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1472-1475
Tempera painting was a mix of pigment and eggs to create a durable paint. The colors were very limited. Tempera was one of the most popular techniques for murals. The mix of pigment and egg dried very quickly and formed a tough outer coating. When an artist tempera painted they would have many different layers of paint that led to a finished piece that had a lot of depth and color. Tempera painting declined after the creation of oil painting.
Oil painting first became popular in the fifteenth century. Since oil is slow drying it was easy to fix mistakes and add things to a painting. Unlike fresco painting, oil made it easy to create translucent effects because the oil could be applied lightly like a glaze. Oil gave artist the ability to paint with a wider variety of colors, which made painting humans, architecture, and nature look more realistic.
Triumph of Death
Painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1562.
Wedding at Cana
Painted by Paolo Veronese in
Madonna del Prato (Madonna of the Meadow)
Painted by Raphael in 1505
Perspective painting gave artist the ability to create space with their paintings by the way they placed humans, buildings, and things in the environment. Artists added depth and the illusion of roundness to flat walls. This let the painting come to life, the blurred edges of things in the distance gave the same effect the atmosphere does to our eyes. Using faded colors help give depth to the painting.
The Last Supper
Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1495-1498.
The Birth of the Virgin
Painted by Fra Carnevale
The Procession of the Cross
Painted by Gentile Bellini