High Renaissance
 

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." - Leonardo da Vinci

Michelangelo, Delphica from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508 - 1512.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Themes of the Stanza della Segnatura:
Theme
 
Title
 
Philosophy
 
School of Athens
Theology
 
Disputà
Poetry
 
Parnassus
Law
 
Cardinal Virtues Under Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School of Athens

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo, Pietà, c. 1500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo, David, 1501 - 1504.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blake Griffin for ESPN, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donatello, David, c.1446 - 1460.
Michelangelo, David, 1501 - 1504.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel ceiling, 1508 - 1512.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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