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World History students need to learn a little bit about Renaissance art and what makes it unique.
The criteria for Renaissance art are:
- Realistic – based on the intense study of the human form, tries to portray accurate musculature, skeletal shape, etc; often depicts models (especially sculpture) as nude (to glorify the human body)
- Emotional – use of light, color, expression to portray emotion in the subject and to invoke emotion in the audience
- 3D – sort of, used linear perspective to show dimension on a flat surface; things in the foreground of the picture are shown to be larger than things in the background
- Pyramid Configuration – figures are arranged more naturally, creating a general pyramid shape to show symmetry, rather than arranged on a horizontal grid
- Secular – while much of the art in the Renaissance does show religious themes, artists also drew inspiration from classical mythology and nature
Here’s a list of good pieces for students to examine and determine if they meet the criteria.
Renaissance or Not? (The ones marked with ** are not Renaissance!)