High Renaissance
 

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

 
 
Masaccio, Tribute Money, c. 1427.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1495 - 1498.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restored refrectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
Refrectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan after bombing in allied raid, 1943

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503.

 

 

Sfumato = Italian for "gone up in smoke." In painting, the effect of haze in an image. Resembling the color of the atmosphere at dusk, sfumato gives a smoky effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Giovanna Tornabuoni nee Albizzi, 1488.
Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Raphael's style:
Idealized faces/ figures
Graceful pose
Superb draftsmanship
Pyramidal compositon
Raphael, Madonna of the Meadow, 1505 - 1506.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raphael, Stanza della Segnatura, Parnassus (left) School of Athens (right), 1510 - 1511.
Raphael, Stanza della Segnatura, Cardinal Virtues under Justice, 1510-1511.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raphael, Stanza della Segnatura, Disputa, 1510 - 1511.
Raphael, Stanza della Segnatura, Parnassus, 1510 - 1511.

 

Themes of the Stanza della Segnatura:
Theme
Title
 
  • Philosophy
 
School of Athens
  • Theology - disputation of the Holy Sacrament
 
Disputà
  • Poetry - music & art
 
Parnassus
  • Law - fortitude, prudence, & temperance
 
Cardinal Virtues Under Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School of Athens

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