Renaissance Art - West Essex Regional School District

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Renaissance Art
By: Katie, Justine, Jared, and RJ
Leonardo Da Vinci
His painting, the “Mona Lisa” is the most
famous painting in history
Respected for it’s life-like appearance and use of
Always appearance to be looking directly at you
● Also painted the “Last Supper”
He used linear perspective to give the painting
realistic depth.
His Paintings
Mona Lisa
The Last Supper
Finished first sculpture at age 15
Did not want to be a painter, only wanted to
Still one of the best painters in history
First true superstar artist
Painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Took 4 years to finish
Forced to paint it
Ceiling of Sistine Chapel
Italian Renaissance
In the end of the 14th century AD a bunch of
italian thinkers declared that they were in a
new age
This was the birth period known as the
The italians think a new age had happened
between the 14th century and the 17th
Northern Artistic Renaissance
Artists of northern Europe had a different approach in portraying realistic
European artists painted illustrations for books and wooden panels for
The artist, Jan Van Eyck, was one of the first to perfect the technique of
oil painting
o He could create striking realism in fine details with oil painting
o Unlike the italians, he did not use perspective in his paintings
● Albrecht Durer was very affected by the italians way of using perspective
○ Took 2 trips to italy to learn about perspective art