The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Painters
Renaissance painters favored aesthetically pleasing, romanticized landscapes as opposed to the natural beauty of nature. Painters did not attempt to reproduce the physical facts of nature,—the topography, geology, flora, of the landscape,—but rather a poetic dreamscape.
The Devine Comedy Illuminating Florence c. 1465 by Domenico di Michelino
Key Descriptive Words and Phrases associated with the Renaissance Movement - rebirth, rediscovery of the classical world, City-state, Humanism, Humanist, Francesco Petrarch, Reform, The Prince, Theocracy, The Inquisition, Human Reasoning, publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists, sfumato, chiaroscuro, linear perspective, Heliocentric Theory, vanishing point, Savonarola, spiritually significant, illuminated manuscript, idealized biblical themes, scriptorium, emotion, illuminator, Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world, mythology, realistic use of colours and light, Bonfire of the Vanities, Old Testament stories, ethereal and foggy backgrounds, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath, romanticized landscapes, Christian symbolism. Paradise
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