Renaissance Art and Architecture

by Nico and Robert

Art

Renaissance artists created scuptures, murals, drawings, and paintings. Artists' aim was to show the importance of people and nature, not just religion.

-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

Leonardo Da Vinci

Michelangelo

Raphael

ARCHITECTURE

- Architects and builders were influenced by classical ideas

- 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

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