Renaissance Artwork
72 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Gianleo Duca from renaissance artists
Scoop.it!

Barocci: Brilliance and Grace @ National Gallery

Barocci: Brilliance and Grace @ National Gallery | Renaissance Artwork | Scoop.it

The Renaissance was, to put it mildly, not lacking in superb painters — Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and Botticelli, to name just five. But what are we to make of the National Gallery’s claim that they’ve discovered another Italian master in Barocci, and should he take a place beside these greats?

Barocci was struck down by an illness at a young age that persisted for the rest of his life. Rumours still abound that he was poisoned by a jealous rival. This illness meant he was forced to work at a slow pace, creating few paintings throughout his career. He seldom travelled. But is his art as intriguing as his personal life?

His work is a portfolio of the transition from Renaissance to Baroque art, with his ‘Immaculate Conception’ creating a sense of movement that would eventually be taken forward by later painters such as Murillo. Highlighting his versatility is a sensational painting of the Nativity where his excellent use of Chiaroscuro rivals the works of Caravaggio.

There are many studies in this exhibition, hinting at Barocci’s slow and methodical approach. Though most are only mildly interesting, there are a few that are great works in their own right. A study of the head of St Joseph is so impeccably detailed that it surpasses the final version in ‘The Visitation’.

Not all of the paintings on display here should be heralded as masterpieces, but there are many excellent works, such as the Annunciation, that mark Barocci as a great painter. Whether he should be considered one of the chief Italian Renaissance artists is debatable, but his finest works definitely place him in contention.

Barocci: Brilliance and Grace is on at the National Gallery until 19 May. Tickets are £12, concessions available.


Via Mariano Pallottini, shamy franklin
Gianleo Duca's insight:

#AWESOME

more...
Anthony Truesell's comment, April 11, 2014 12:14 PM
Turtle
Anthony Truesell's comment, April 11, 2014 12:15 PM
Do You Gotta Bae?
Anthony Truesell's comment, April 11, 2014 12:15 PM
OR NAWWW
Rescooped by Gianleo Duca from The Renaissance: Change and the Consequences of Change
Scoop.it!

Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli at Uffizi Gallery in Florence

Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli at Uffizi Gallery in Florence | Renaissance Artwork | Scoop.it
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli is located, as the Allegory of Spring, in the halls 10-14 of the Uffizi Gallery.

Via Eunan Meyler
Gianleo Duca's insight:
#amazing 
more...
Bella kieran's comment, May 2, 2014 11:25 AM
is lord farquad anywhere to be found here
Bella kieran's comment, May 2, 2014 11:25 AM
hello?
Bella kieran's comment, May 2, 2014 11:25 AM
SHREK???????
Rescooped by Gianleo Duca from Donatello vs Michelangelo
Scoop.it!

Michelangelo vs Donatello (In David)

Michelangelo vs Donatello (In David) | Renaissance Artwork | Scoop.it
Michelangelo's David Finer details on the hands   Michelangelo's David is represented as a young adult, whose entire body, while posing with serenity. His David is both serene and tense. Versi...

Via Ryankirana Pratyahara
Gianleo Duca's insight:

tremendous details!!!!!!!!!!!!

more...
Rescooped by Gianleo Duca from Travel Guide about Florence and Tuscany
Scoop.it!

Florence card: priority access to museums - Florence Travel Guide

Florence card: priority access to museums - Florence Travel Guide | Renaissance Artwork | Scoop.it
“Firenze sì” is the new “Florence card” valid for 72 hours and gives you access to 33 museums, chosen among the most famous museums in the Florentine area, so that you can visit not only the permanent collections but also season events and...

Via Love Italy, Travel Guide and Tourism Information
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gianleo Duca
Scoop.it!

Leonardo Da Vinci (History Channel)

Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci Loudspeaker.svg escuchar) fue un pintor florentino. Notable polímata del Renacimiento italiano (a la vez an...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gianleo Duca
Scoop.it!

Michelangelo

Michelangelo Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangel, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unp...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gianleo Duca from Urbanism 3.0
Scoop.it!

Renaissance Architecture

An overview of Renaissance architecture http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/32952/Western-architecture/47340/The-Renaissance (I favorited a @YouTube video http://t.co/gi9dWdTd Renaissance Architecture...)...

Via Ana Valdés
Gianleo Duca's insight:

Il Duomo....a must see if your are ever in Italy

more...
Erin O'Keefe's comment, April 11, 2014 12:11 PM
#favorite #video #ever
Erin O'Keefe's comment, April 11, 2014 12:15 PM
Turn up
Erin O'Keefe's comment, April 11, 2014 12:17 PM
#imfallingasleep
Scooped by Gianleo Duca
Scoop.it!

Early Italian Renaissance the history of artistic achievement.

Early Italian Renaissance the history of artistic achievement. | Renaissance Artwork | Scoop.it

The beginings of the Italian Renaissance, artists and events that shaped the modern world."

 

Main Idea

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gianleo Duca from Artisoo Chinese Painting
Scoop.it!

Renaissance Oil Painting - Oil Painting Reproductions & Renaissance Art - Artisoo.com

Renaissance Oil Painting - Oil Painting Reproductions & Renaissance Art - Artisoo.com | Renaissance Artwork | Scoop.it
Buy Renaissance oil paintings on canvas for up to 85% off at Artisoo.com. Museum Quality handmade oil painting reproductions of Renaissance ART.

Via Artisoo
Gianleo Duca's insight:

many different techniques were develped during the Renaissance...oil paintings are still used today.

more...
Artisoo's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:22 PM

The Renaissance marks the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the Modern world. It represents a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries. Early Renaissance, mostly in Italy, bridges the art period during the fifteenth century, between the Middle Ages and the High Renaissance in Italy. It is generally known that Renaissance matured in Northern Europe later, in 16th century. One of the distinguishing features of Renaissance art was its development of highly realistic linear perspective. Giotto di Bondone is credited with first treating a painting as a window into space, but it was not until the demonstrations of architect Filippo Brunelleschi and the subsequent writings of Leon Battista Alberti that perspective was formalized as an artistic technique. The development of perspective was part of a wider trend towards realism in the arts. To that end, painters also developed other techniques, studying light, shadow, and, famously in the case of Leonardo da Vinci, human anatomy. Underlying these changes in artistic method, was a renewed desire to depict the beauty of nature, and to unravel the axioms of aesthetics, with the works of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael representing artistic pinnacles that were to be much imitated by other artists. Other notable artists include Sandro Botticelli, working for the Medici in Florence, Donatello another Florentine and Titian in Venice, among others.

 
Daysia Hiller's comment, May 1, 2014 12:32 PM
Omgg how was gia's party!!!
Scooped by Gianleo Duca
Scoop.it!

Art of the Renaissance

This video highlights the art of the Italian Renaissance with a focus on the works of Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gianleo Duca from Finnish artists
Scoop.it!

Leonardo da Vinci – The Last Supper « Web Art Academy

Leonardo da Vinci – The Last Supper « Web Art Academy | Renaissance Artwork | Scoop.it
Leonardo da Vinci – The Last Supper http://t.co/lOR8P1wh...

Via Ruth Vilmi
Gianleo Duca's insight:

One of da Vinci's most influencial works

more...
HenryStevensRS's curator insight, April 24, 2014 4:24 PM

this painting shows a clear image of the last supper. 

Kenny Livengood's curator insight, May 2, 2014 11:36 AM

Da vinci's last supper