Renaissance Art
Medieval Art
The Small Crucifixion
The Crucifixion with Virgin
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel - Creation
Last Judgment – Sistine Chapel
Last Judgment-Cardinal Biagio
Last Judgment-St Bartholomew
Da Vinci
Last Supper
Renaissance Artists (Con’t) Da
Vinci - Last Supper
Raphael – School of Athens
Renaissance Art
Renaissance Spreads from Italy
 In 1494, France invaded Italy. The French Kings were
fascinated by Italian architecture, art, and fashion.
 In the early 1500’s, King Francis I arranged for Italian artists to
work for him in France. He was the first person outside of Italy to
collect Italian art and statues. Francis also built the Louve, a
palace on the banks of the Seine River in Paris.
 He also brought Leonardo da Vinci to France as his “Painter,
Engineer, and King’s Architect. He encouraged French writers to
copy the writing style of the Italian writers.
Renaissance Spreads
Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain
 The Renaissance spread to the wealthy trading centers of
Germany and Flanders. There, religious scholars began to learn
Greek and Hebrew so they could read and understand early
copies of the Bible. People like Erasmus encouraged his
colleagues to study these ancient languages.
 Many of these scholars discovered that church leaders had
interpreted the Bible to suit their own beliefs.
 In 1456, a German named Johann Gutenberg printed a Bible
using movable metal type - printing press. As a result, books
could be printed quickly and more available.
 European artists also studied and began to paint like their Italian
Renaissance Spreads
 The Renaissance was brought to England after the War of the
Roses by Henry VII. He encouraged trade and strengthened the
monarchy. His son, Henry VIII, continued the efforts of his father.
He supported the growth of the arts, literature, and plays.
 The Renaissance in England reached its heights during the reign
of Elizabeth I. She was a great supporter of the arts and
continued to support its growth.
 The people of Renaissance England were fond of plays. Not
since ancient Greece had so many plays been written. One of
the greatest playwrights was William Shakespeare
Renaissance Spreads
Shakespeare drew his ideas from medieval legends, classical
mythology, and the histories of England, Denmark, and ancient
Rome. His plays dealt with love, ambition, jealousy, and despair.
English humanists, such as Thomas Moore, took a deep interest
in social issues. He wrote a book that criticized the society
called Utopia.
In the book, all members of society were equal in rights and
Northern Renaissance - Breughl
Northern Renaissance - Durer
Northern Renaissance - Holbein
Van Eyck Arnolfini Wedding

Renaissance Art