Renaissance Art and Architecture
by Nico and Robert
-figures were life-like and 3-D.
- in the sculptures and paintings the bodies looked active.
- many figures were nude or clothed
-paintings were often symetrical
-artists showed religious and nonreligious scenes
Famous art and artists
- Renaissance architects studied Greek and Roman ruins, and modeled their buildings on what they learned
- They particularly liked rounded arches, straight columns, and domed roofs
- During the Renaissance, wealthy families built private townhouses known as palazzi or palaces
- Most palazzi were built around a private courtyard, where there were statues and other works of art
- Architects designed public buildings where citizens could interact in settings that were grand yet welcoming
- They used Roman-inspired, roofed porches called loggia to join buildings and create outdoor plazas
- One of the most impressive architectural feats of the Renaissance was the Great Cathedral, the Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore
- Architects had to learn about the mathematics involved in creating buildings