3 types of art
By: Jimmy and Chase
Classical Art Purpose
• Artists valued balance and harmony.
• Figures were lifelike but often idealized, or more perfect than in real life.
• Figures were nude or draped in togas, or robes.
• Bodies looked active and motion was believable.
• Faces were calm and without emotion.
• Scenes showed either heroic figures or real people doing tasks from daily life.
• In paintings, there was little background or sense of perspective. Perspective is a visual technique used to make people and objects look closer or farther away and to give realistic depth to a scene.
Medieval Art Purpose
• Most art was religious, showing Jesus, saints, and people from the Bible.
• Important figures in paintings were shown larger than others around them.
• Figures looked stiff, with little sense of movement.
• Figures were fully dressed in stiff-looking clothing.
• Faces were serious and showed little expression.
• Painted figures looked two-dimensional, or flat.
• Paint colors were bright.
• Backgrounds were mostly one color, often blue or gold.
Renaissance Art Purpose
• Artists showed religious and nonreligious scenes.
• Art reflected a great interest in nature.
• Figures looked lifelike and three-dimensional, reflecting an increasing knowledge of anatomy.
• Figures were shown in action.
• Figures were either nude or clothed.
• Scenes showed real people doing everyday tasks.
• Faces expressed what people were feeling.
• Colors were shown responding to light.
• Paintings were often symmetrical, or balanced, with the right and left sides having identical elements.
• Full backgrounds showed perspective, adding depth.