Renaissance Innovation
 

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." - Leonardo da Vinci

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea del Castagno, Last Supper, c. 1445 - 1450.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filippo Brunelleschi, Dome of Florence Cathedral, 1417 - 1436.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the dome of the Florence Cathedral incorporates Gothic and Renaissance elements:
 
   
Gothic elements:
Renaissance elements:
Pointed arch
Oculus
Ribs
Lantern
Octagonal outer shell
Self-buttressing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural View, Wall painting from a villa at Boscoreale, near Naples, 1st century BCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masaccio, Trinity with the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist, and Donors, c. 1425 - 1428.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

linear perspective = a system for representing three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface by delineating a horizon line and multiple orthogonal lines

 

Raphael, School of Athens, c. 1510 - 1511.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masaccio, Tribute Money, c. 1427.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Mantegna,
frescoes in the Camera Picta, 1465 - 1474.
Andrea Mantegna, detail of the
ceiling of the Camera degli Sposi, 1465 - 1474.

 

Camera degli Sposi = Room of the Newlyweds
 
first completely illusionistic decoration of an entire room
 
first "di sotto in su" fresco (from below upwards)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Mantegna, Dead Christ, c. 1501. Tempera on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albrecht Dürer, Artist and model with perspective grid, from Instruction in Measurement
with Compass and Ruler, in Lines, Planes, and Whole Bodies
, 1525.