February 15
Sixteenth Century

 

 

Three Leading Artists of the High Renaissance:
Leonardo da Vinci
Raphael Sanzio
Michelangelo Buonarroti

 

 

 

 

Leonardo da Vinci
1452-1519

 

 

page from one of Leonardo's notebook

Leonardo da Vinci. Embryo in the Womb. c. 1510.
Richard G. Tansey & Fred S. Kleiner. Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Tenth ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996,

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Supper

Leonardo. The Last Supper. 1495-98.

 

 

 

 

Virtual tour of the Last Supper

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Supper
Andrea del Castagno. Last Supper. c. 1445-50
Leonardo. The Last Supper. 1495-98.

 

 

 

 

 

 

detail of Judas

detail of Judas from Leonardo's Last Supper

 

 

 

 

 

 

restoration of the Last Supper

Restoration of The Last Supper
National Geographic.

 

 

 

 

 

Mona Lisa

Leonardo. Mona Lisa. c. 1503.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mona Lisa in the Louvre

The Monal Lisa behind bullet-proof glass
Duane Preble, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank, Artforms. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002) 6th ed, 316.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getty Kouros. c. 530 BC or modern forgery.
Getty postcard c. 1997
Leonardo. Mona Lisa. c. 1503.

 

 

 

 

 

sketch of the Mona Lisa

Raphael's sketch of the Mona Lisa
Robert Cumming, Annotated Art. (New York: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1995) 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Monaleo

Monaleo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raphael Sanzio
1483 -1520

 

 

Small Cowper Madonna

Raphael. Small Cowper Madonna. c. 1505

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Raphael's style:
Idealized faces/ figures
Graceful pose
Superb draftsmanship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madonna of the Meadow

Raphael. Madonna of the Meadow. 1505.
Duane Preble, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank, Artforms. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002) 6th ed.