Why I choose this topic?
- What are the meanings behind their paintings
-What different techniques of painting did they use in the renaissance that differs from the techniques we use now and what they used in earlier years.
- What should people pay attention to or look for in their art.
Renaissance Painting Techniques
- Linear Perspective : Linear perspective is like painting what you see. Objects far way would be painted smaller than objects close up because they look smaller. Which means the closer the object the bigger it is.
- Horizon Line: this refers to the point in the distance where objects become so small that they are shrunken to the size of the line
- Vanishing Point: The vanishing point is the point in your picture that everything is pointing to. For example, looking at a road, the farther it gets the smaller it gets until it gets so small you can't see it anymore. The point at which you can't see it is where they vanishing point would be.
Shadows and Light: Artists in this time played around with the way light hit objects and created shadows. They shadows and light were used to draw people eye to a particular point in the painting.
Emotion: The point of Renaissance art was to get the viewer to feel something while observing their art work. They wanted people to have an emotional experience from their paintings.
Realism and Naturalism: Artists of this time wanted to make objects, especially people, look realistic. The measured proportions to be able to create the "ideal" human form. This also ties into emotion because the facial expressions on the people they painted gave different emotions, which was meant to allow the viewer to connect with what the person in the painting was thinking and feeling.
Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper
-Jesus sitting in the middle with his arms spread is said to symbolize stability and equality.
- The apostles grouped around him are said to give a sense of equality.
- The facial expressions on each figures face is different allowing people to follow the story line behind the painting