Early Renaissance


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Early Renaissance

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(Art Movements) the Early Renaissance the period from about 1400 to 1500 in European, esp Italian, painting, sculpture, and architecture, when naturalistic styles and humanist theories were evolved from the study of classical sources, notably by Donatello, Masaccio, and Alberti
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The brass nail-heads are in the purest style of the early Renaissance. The strokes, here, are very firm and bold--every nail-head is a portrait.
In the first book, among other important ideas, Maginnis posited a more prominent role for the Sienese in early Renaissance art than they are usually accorded.
This intelligent and informative book argues for a reflexive relationship between late-medieval reading habits and the shaping of personal identities in the early Renaissance. Amtower examines social and technological shifts in book culture and she shows how they intersect with emergent conceptions of subjectivity and self-awareness.
The poet's wisdom; the humanists, the church, and the formation of philosophy in the early Renaissance.
Chapters three ("Chivalry and Citizenship: Aspects of National Identity in Renaissance Scotland") and four ("Regnum et Imperium: Humanism and the Political Culture of Early Renaissance Scotland") examine the impact of classical humanism on Scottish political thought.
Studies in late medieval and early Renaissance texts in honour of John Scattergood; "the key of all good remembrance."
"Civic Preaching in the Early Renaissance: Dominici's Florentine Sermons." In Christianity and the Renaissance, ed.
"The Study of Timaeus in Early Renaissance Italy." In Natural Particulars: Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe (Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology), ed.
Since Morosini's work has never before been published in full, the completion of this project will at last make available to scholars and general readers alike a valuable and neglected source for late-medieval and early Renaissance Venice.
His support of building projects, interior decorations and altarpieces, collections of gems, manuscripts, and other objects all'antica has been credited as one of the driving forces behind the artistic revolution of the early Renaissance. In this ambitious study, Dale Kent places the many assorted pieces of Cosimo's commissions -- what she calls "the patron's oeuvre" -- in dialogue with each other, and situates them in their cultural matrix.
Curator of European Art at National Museums Liverpool, Xanthe Brooke, said: "It's so apt that this exhibition should be at the Walker Art gallery, because we have a very important collection of early Renaissance paintings that have been in Liverpool since the early 19th century - by people who knew Leonardo da Vinci, who worked alongside him or learned from him, or who were his deadly rivals, like Michaelangelo.
Following the arc of Bellini's career, from his early devotional paintings to his later, occasionally secular works, "Giovanni Bellini: The Art of Contemplation" by Johannes Grave (Professor of Art History at the University of Bielefeld in Germany) offers an in-depth appreciation of the Venetian master who dominated the Early Renaissance. Featuring nearly every extant Bellini work, as well as those of his contemporaries, "Giovanni Bellini: The Art of Contemplation" is a veritable showcase of simply gorgeous Renaissance art.

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