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• What is art?
  – What are the various
    forms of art?
  – Is there a size limit to
    art?
  – Is art defined by its
    materials?
  – Are crafts art?
  – Is all art good art?
  – Does art have to be
    beautiful?
  – What is art generated on
    a computer?
  – Is graffiti art?
   Introduction to
 Classical, Medieval,
and Renaissance Art
                Classical Art
• Height of Greek            • Characteristics
  Culture/Roman Empire       -Little
• 500 B.C.-500 A.D.             background/perspective
• Forms: sculpture,          -Heroic figures/real
  painted pottery, murals,      people doing tasks of
  mosaics                       daily life
• Purposes: show the         -Faces: no emotion
  importance of people and   -Bodies: active; often
  leaders/gods and              nude, in togas
  goddesses                  -Idealized, perfect
                                figures
Discobolus-Myron
        • Shows a man throwing
          a discus
        • High value on athletic
          skill
        • Balanced pose
        • Calm face
        • Strong, defined body
        • Ideal man
        • Copy of Greek statue
                Medieval Art
• A.D. 500-A.D.1400          • Characteristics:
• Rise of feudalism             – Mostly religious art
                                – Figures: flat, stiff, fully
• Controlling power of
                                  clothed
  Catholic Church
                                – Faces: little emotion
• Forms: stained-glass          – Paintings: vibrant colors
  windows, sculptures,          – Flat, two-dimensional
  illuminated manuscripts,      – Backgrounds in a single
  paintings, tapestries           color (often gold)
• Purpose: to teach             – Important figures are large
  religion to people who
  cannot read or write
Narthex Tympanum,
    A.D. 1120, Sculpture
             Renaissance Art
• 1400-1650                • Characteristics:
• Rebirth of interest in     – Religious and
  classical culture            nonreligious scenes
                             – Idealized, perfect
• Forms: sculptures,           figures
  murals, drawings,
                             – Active, moving figures
  paintings
                             – Nude or clothed
• Purposes: show             – Faces express
  importance of                thoughts/emotion
  people/nature              – Symmetrical
                             – Perspective
The School of Athens
   Raphael, A.D. 1510, Painting
Madonna and Child with Two
         Angels
Bathing Venus
Venus and Adonis
Madonna and Child in Majesty
Grave Stele of Hegeso
Bayeux Tapestry
Pieta

				
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