Artwork of the Renaissance
Featured at the St. Peter Art Museum
Come see works of art from the Renaissance period!
The Renaissance was a flowering period for art. The style attributed to the Renaissance started in the late 14th century. But the real peak of this artistic period was in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, with the artwork of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian and Raphael. Artists sought to capture the mystery of the natural world. Come see some of these revolutionary pieces of artwork at the St. Peter Art Museum from April 7-12, 2014 from 9am-5pm.
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The Creation of Adam (1511-1512)
This fresco painting is found on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and it is in fact one of the most famous paintings in the chapel. The Creation of Adam was finished in 1512, and was painted by Michelangelo. This painting depicts God reaching down and nearly touching hands with Adam. It has become iconic of humanity, and is one of the works of art you can see if you come to our exhibit, as well as other works by Michelangelo.
Mona Lisa (1503-1517)
The Mona Lisa is a portrait of a woman, painted by Leonardo da Vinci. This painting was done in oil. It is believed that it is a portrait of a woman named Lisa Gherardini, who was the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. The Mona Lisa is today "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world." It is normally displayed at the Musee du Louvre in Paris, but you can see it in the St. Peter Art Museum in this exhibit.
Sistine Madonna (1512)
This is an oil on canvas painting by Raphael. It depicts "The Madonna" (The Virgin Mary) with baby Jesus. They have Saint Sixtus and Saint Barbara at their sides, and a couple of cherubs in the front. This painting resides in the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister in Germany. It has been praised by many critics, and Giorgio Vasari said it was "a truly rare and extraordinary work." But you can come decide for yourself about this work of art, at our exhibit.
Flora was finished by the artist Titian in 1517. It is an oil painting, and it is a portrait of a model whose name was supposedly Laura. She is shown to be holding flowers, and so was named Flora after the ancient goddess of spring and vegetation. This same woman is portrayed in many other works of Titian's. Today ,the painting is held at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. However, it will be at the St. Peter Art Museum for a short time.
Tiziano, Flora (manortiz)