February 8 - 16
No Class Meeting Tuesday
This Week's Agenda
Unit 14 Quiz Wednesday, February 12
Cue Cards will due for Units 13, 14, 15 February 21
Notebook Check February 21, contents listed on Blackboard
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Couple of the Year: Greek/Roman Art and Renaissance Art
Innovations in Art
Give it up for Brunelleschi, who invented linear perspective and made it possible for artists to render their subjects more naturalistically than ever. The figures of Renaissance painting were large and in charge, and they appear solidly grounded in environments that were rendered with incredible accuracy.
The use of a new medium, oil paint, made drying time longer than tempera and gave Renaissance artists a chance to fix any artistic mistakes. Not that they ever made mistakes. Ever. Oil paint also provided richer, deeper colors than were previously possible and gave artists the ability to paint with more intricate detail. That's just swell, isn't it?