Art of the 14th and 15th centuries
Works of Art from 14th -15th Century a brief summary
Works of Art from the 14th-15th centuries
You likely noticed that during the two hundred years covered in this week’s study there were radical changes in how the human figure is depicted in Italy, from something that was highly stylized to an idealized form that looked more real yet was strongly influenced by the Classical Age of ancient Greece and Rome. In the Northern Europe, however, depiction of the human form remained rooted in the Middle Ages and remained somewhat stylized. We will be talking about three pieces of works of art from 14th century Early Renaissance to 15th century Renaissance in Italy.
Stroganoff Madonna & Child
14th century Renaissance
Duccio d. Buoninsegna
A brief summary of the painting:
• Date of painting: 1300
• Genre: Religious history painting
• Artist: Duccio d. Buoninegna
• Location: Siena, Italy
• Parapet: Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture) a low wall or railing along the edge of a balcony, roof, etc. • Byzantine: relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire especially in the fifth and sixth centuries featuring the dome carried on pendentives over a square and incrustation with marble veneering and with colored mosaics on grounds of gold. (Merriam-webster, 2013, para. 2)
The Madonna with Child painted by Duccio di. Buoninsegna was considered one of the greatest paintings ever painted, and very rare. The painting depicts the Virgin Mary with the child being the baby Jesus. It is considered a work of art and historical because it was an “important landmark in the transition from Medieval to the Renaissance period due to the changes that were being made in Italy using a more naturalistic style. This painting exemplifies the progressive but traditional style of Siena during the Proto-Renaissance period.”(Visual-arts, 2013, Para. 1) Another factor m...