Italian Art

During the renaissance Italian artists were experts in anatomy, so they could therefore create an extremely life like painting.
     It was in the renaissance that art started looking extremely lifelike. Science, had taught artists to use shadow, and that objects far away seem smaller than those closer. Often the backgrounds were natural settings. These works of art exceedingly differed from the paintings of unnatural, geometric groups and plain gold washes for backdrops from earlier times.
     The renaissance was the also time of portraits as well as realism. Painters then used two brush types, one with bristles from hog hairs, and others with finer bristles. Landscapes were popularly painted, but they weren’t painted in Europe until the renaissance, when people were starting to get interested in the movement of water, rocky mountain textures and distant horizons. In the 15th century people started to show their understanding of light, space and shadows through painting. While other painters took to painting scenes from the bible and holy saints. 

Person: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci Italy on April 15, 1452. Leonardo was famous for painting the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and many more brilliant works of art. He is also famous for his many revolutionary discoveries in machinery and logic. Leonardo was considered to be a "Renaissance Man" whose curiosity was just as big as his ability to invent. He was considered to be the best painter of his time, and possible one of the most talented people to ever live, because of his expertise in multiple areas.          

Object: Egg Tempera

In the early 15th century painters could not go out and buy pre-made paint, they had to make their own. One of the most popular types was Egg Tempera, which is made up of egg yolk and various other ingredients. 

Place: Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel in Rome is one of the most celebrated pieces of art from the Italian Renaissance. It shows many scenes from the bible, featuring both Jesus, and Moses. The famous work of art was painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo Buonarroti. The Painting were completed 1512, after four long years of work.