St. Peter Renaissance Museum

Renaissance Paintings and Statues

Exhibit on Renaissance Artwork

Renaissance art, also known as a royalty of ancient traditions, transformed that tradition by the absorption of recent developments in the art of Northern Europe and by application of contemporary scientific knowledge. The influence upon the development of Renaissance man and woman in the early 15th century are those that also affected philosophy, literature, architecture, science and government.


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The Last Supper

The Last Supper was a late 15th century mural painting done by Leonardo de Vinci. This painting is one of the worlds most famous paintings ever painted. The subject of The Last Supper is Christ's final meal with his apostles before Judas identifies Christ to the authorities who arrest him. Before he was arrested, Christ blessed the bread and said, "Take this and eat of it, for this is my body." Then he blessed the wine and said, "Take this and drink of it, for this is my blood."
Leonardo, Last Supper, 1495-98

Statue of David

The Statue of David was a masterpiece of Renaissance sculptures created between 1501 and 1504, by Italian artist, Michelangelo. The statue represents the Biblical hero David. The history of this statue began before Michelangelo's work on it. Prior to Michelangelo's work, the overseers of the office works of Florence Cathedral had plans to commission a series of twelve large Old Testament structures.

The Creation of Adam

This painting was painted from 1511 to 1512 by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. After the project was finshed, the painting suffered from candle smoke damage, which caused some areas to darken and assume a gloomy shadow among the painting.

The picture below is a picture of the painting on the ceiling.

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The School of Athens

This painting was painted between 1509 and 1511 by Raphael. This painting reveals Raphael's interpretation of philosophy as a divine form of knowledge. The painting has Plato and Aristotle on the center of it. The painting also has a total of twenty one Greek philosophers painted on it.

The picture you see below is a picture of the painting

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