THE RENAISSANCE IN SPAIN. The Architecture, Part 1 — The Artistic Adventure of Mankind

At the end of the 15th century Spain was invaded by foreign artists. The Catholic Monarchs, as well as magnates and great ecclesiastics called for Dutch, Burgundian, German, and French architects, sculptors, and carvers. This migration of artists was a general phenomenon in Europe at the time. Until the middle of the 16th century Flemish […]

THE RENAISSANCE IN SPAIN. The Architecture, Part 1 — The Artistic Adventure of Mankind

THE RENAISSANCE IDEAS AND CONCEPTS — 3travellingacrosstime

The Renaissance was a period of time from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe. This era bridged the time between the Middle Ages and modern times. The word „Renaissance“ means „rebirth“. Renaissance is a consequence of the humanism and it appeared in Italy. Artists were supported by patrons to produce their works. The […]

THE RENAISSANCE IDEAS AND CONCEPTS — 3travellingacrosstime

Renaissance Science – XVIII — The Renaissance Mathematicus

One area of knowledge that changed substantially during the Renaissance was the study of medicine and the branch of medicine that probably changed the most was anatomy. This change has produced two notable myths that need to be quickly dealt with before we tackle the real history.  The myths concern Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) and […]

Renaissance Science – XVIII — The Renaissance Mathematicus

Italian Architecture during the XVIth Century: Andrea Palladio and the „Palladianism“ — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, called Palladio (November 30, 1508 – August 19, 1580) was both an industrious and revolutionary genius, a studious observer of everything ancient and modern, and at the same time an artist full of faith in his own convictions, which he developed with boundless audacity. He went to Rome and drew […]

Italian Architecture during the XVIth Century: Andrea Palladio and the „Palladianism“ — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

The Human Story – The European Renaissance — Rest is History

The Renaissance was an eventful period of European cultural, political, artistic and economic “rebirth” following the miserable Middle Ages. Generally, described as taking place from the 14th to 17th centuries, the European Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, art and literature. Some of the greatest authors, statesman, thinkers and scientists in human history lived […]

The Human Story – The European Renaissance — Rest is History

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Domenico Ghirlandaio — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

The high society of XVth century Florence, which we barely were able to envision disguised in Benozzo Gozzoli’s Journey of the Magi, is clearly represented in the works of the two great masters of the following generation: Domenico Ghirlandaio and Alessandro or Sandro Botticelli, both sons of artisans, but that thanks to their artistic talent […]

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Domenico Ghirlandaio — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Benozzo Gozzoli — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

Benozzo Gozzoli (ca. 1421 – 1497), whose birth name was Benozzo di Lese, was born in the village of Sant’Ilario a Colombano (now Scandicci) in Tuscany, but his family later moved to Florence around 1427. During the beginnings of his career, Benozzo was a pupil of Fra Angelico and as such assisted his master in the […]

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Benozzo Gozzoli — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Masaccio — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

During the entire Quattrocento the art of painting, like that of sculpture, had Florence as its center in Italy under the decided protection of the Medici. The first painter of this period was part of the group of artists which included Donatello and Brunelleschi. He was Masaccio, that is: Tommaso di ser Giovanni di Simone […]

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Masaccio — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

THE GREAT TUSCAN SCULPTORS OF THE XV CENTURY III. Jacopo della Quercia and Luca della Robbia. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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Contemporary to Verrocchio, Donatello and Ghiberti, Jacopo della Quercia (ca. 1374–20 October 1438) born in Quercia Grossa (now Quercegrossa) located in the vicinity of Siena, emerged with an artistic style that was in many ways stronger than Donatello’s and his school. Like many other artists of the time, Jacopo received his early training from his father, […]

über THE GREAT TUSCAN SCULPTORS OF THE XV CENTURY III. Jacopo della Quercia and Luca della Robbia. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

The Florentine Palaces of the Renaissance. Leon Battista Alberti. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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Filippo Brunelleschi also pioneered the first type of Florentine palaces of the Renaissance, with a lower level area encrusted with large rusticated stone blocks (rustication*) and rustic openings, with upper floors of finer walls and windows adorned by voussoirs applied to the window’s arch, and the whole huge cubic structured topped by a monumental classical […]

über The Florentine Palaces of the Renaissance. Leon Battista Alberti. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind