Renaissance Exhibition

By: Lexi Leighton

Exhibition of Paintings and Statues!

Come visit this awesome exhibition at the St. Peter Museum of Fine Arts. This is only going to be around until May 17th, so you better hurry! It is most definitely worth the time to come check out. You will not only get to view the original paintings and statues from the Renaissance time period but you will also get to know a lot about the artists that created everything.

Our most popular artist that you will get to see are:


  • Leonardo de Vinci
  • Titian
  • Michelangelo
  • Raphael


Have you heard of any of these? Would you like to know about them? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then this exhibition is for you! So please, come check it out.


IT'S FREE!

Artists

Leonardo de Vinci

Leonardo de Vinci was an Italian artist born on April 15th, 1452. He is most well known for his paintings; "Mona Lisa" and "Last Supper". These two paintings are said to be the most popular in the world, but in different ways. "Mona Lisa" is well known because it is kind of mysterious. There are so many different theories about her, or him. Nobody will ever really know what it really was. The "Last Supper" is the most popular religious painting, it's said to be the last days of Jesus. Leonardo de Vinci did so much more than just art, but that was his main interest. After completing some of the most famous pieces of art, he died at the age of 58 on May 2nd,1519.

Titian

Nobody is completely sure about what year Titian was born in, but it was around 1485. Titian was born with a gift because even as a little boy, his drawings began to catch his father's attention. The painter that influence Titian the most was Giorgione. Although they were good friends, they were also rivals. This was because they would often work on the same pieces and grow on each others' mistakes. One was always trying to be better than the other. During this time, people had troubles distinguishing their art from each other but later on in Titian's life, he created his own style. Titian created many portraits and he also created altar pieces for churches throughout Venice. It is hard to know how many paintings that he actually did because in 1574 there was a fire that destroyed many of his artwork. In his late life he began to finish some of the copies of the paintings that were destroyed. Then in 1576, he died of the plague.

Michelangelo

Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475. As a child, all he wanted to do was paint and become an artist! His mother died when he was only six years old and his dad was a local government official. His dad wanted him to go to school so he could follow his footsteps. Michelangelo didn't want anything to do with that. His dad gave in and let him train to be an artists and after a couple years, Michelangelo was working with some of the best artists of the time. Then within the next few years he created multiple masterpieces including; "Bacchus", "Madonna of the Steps" and "Battle of the Centaurs". In his later years in life, he created some of the most popular paintings and sculptures such as the "Statue of David" and "Pieta". After completing so many great pieces of art, Michelangelo died on February 18th, 1564.

Raphael

Raphael was born in Italy on April 6th, 1483. At a very young age, his father began to teach him the basics of painting. Then when Raphael was only eleven years old, his father died. Over the next couple of years he began to strengthen his own skills out of his father's workshop. He began to be known as the most skilled artists in their area. When Raphael turned seventeen he moved to the city of Perugia, where he worked with a popular artists for a total of four years. He began learning new techniques while, at the same time, developing his own style. Then, in 1504, Raphael moved to Florence. At this point, he is considered as a master painter. Raphael studied the magnificent artwork done by Leonardo de Vinci and Michelangelo. He began to inherit their techniques and styles, while growing on his own style. Raphael later died on April 6th, 1520 when he was only 37 years old. Nobody really knows how he died. There are plenty of stories that have gone around but nothing we know to be true.

Most Popular Pieces:

St. Peter Museum of Fine Arts

This is the only museum in town and it has all kinds of interesting art work! Most of our artwork right now is from the European Renaissance, very cool! It may be old, but that's usually some of the best work! Go check us out!


Maybe you don't have time to go to our museum? Well, that's fine! Go to our website, our Facebook page, or out Twitter page and you will be able to see a few examples of what we all have!


It'll only take a few minutes and the Renaissance Exhibition won't be here long. GO LOOK.