Art 6 Book Notes: Chp17-Renaissance and Mannerism in Cinquecento Italy…
Art 6 Book Notes: Chp17-Renaissance and Mannerism in Cinquecento Italy
Michelangelo in the service of Julius II
Often worked under a paid contract by wealthy patrons who dictated the content and form for many of his artworks.
In the midst of the 1500s Italian art movement, The Cinquecento, Michelangelo was patroned by Pope Julius II to paint the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; a formerly unwanted piece, this artwork became one of his most famous and celebrated works of art he produced in his lifetime.
High and late Renaissance
Art and Architecture in 16th century Italy
No defining artistic or architectural style, however, regional differences abounded by the many.
Quality, technicality, and aesthetics in artwork remained high/constant.
This period opened with the "High Renaissance": The quarter century between the deaths of Leonardo and Raphael.
This event is what most likely gave the "" push towards international fame and recognition that was only really formerly reserved for poetry, painting, and sculpting
The modern notion of the exhalation of the artist genius and of the definition of fine arts may have originated from this Renaissance.