Popularized in modern times by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ homage, these four great artists are the most well-known maestro of the Renaissance period. The developments of the Renaissance period changed the course of art in ways that continue to resonate. Interest in humanism transformed the artist from an anonymous craftsman to an individual practicing an intellectual pursuit, enabling several to become the first celebrity artists. Renaissance popes became patrons of the arts by financially supporting artists. Renaissance art is marked by a gradual shift from the abstract forms of the medieval period to the representational forms of the 15th century.

Watercolor, aquatint, and oil paint art techniques were all used during the Romantic Period in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Review Romantic artistic techniques before closely examining and comparing watercolor, aquatint, and oil paints. Patrons of the arts sponsored artists and works of art to display their wealth and power, as well as flaunt their patronage of learning and the arts.

The difference between the Renaissance art style and its predecessors is the use of perspective. A perspective is created using three or more points, and parallel lines that converge in a vanishing point. So, the use of angles, shadows, and realistic light, inside the perspective technique, had to be precisely calculated. After Brunelleschi and Alberti’s studies, almost every artist in Florence and Italy tried to represent three-dimensional objects using the geometric perspective in their paintings.

A third feature was the reemergence of classical subjects and forms. The Renaissance included an intellectual movement known as Humanism. Among its many principles, humanism promoted the idea that humans are at the center of their own universe and should embrace human achievements in education, classical arts, literature and science. As in the Classical period, proportion was the most important factor of beauty; Renaissance architects found a harmony between human proportions and buildings. This concern for proportion resulted in clear, easily comprehended space and mass, which distinguishes the Renaissance style from the more complex Gothic. During the Renaissance the desire of artists to represent the natural world realistically, together with the rediscovered philosophy of the Greeks, led artists to study mathematics.

During the 16th and early 17th Century, the equals, multiplication, division, radical , decimal and inequality symbols were gradually introduced and standardized. Stevin was ahead of his time in enjoining that all types of numbers, whether fractions, negatives, real numbers or surds (such as √2) should be treated equally as numbers in their own right. The subjects studied in the Renaissance were largely concerned with humanities such as poetry, moral philosophy, rhetoric, and grammar as well as ancient authors. The values and purposes of Renaissance education were to improve the society, increase the economy, and restore the religious beliefs. The social lives of people were greatly influenced by advancements in education during the Renaissance. More people then ever before were send to schools and educated.

Renaissance buildings heavily relied on the use of geometry and the mathematics in their design which heavily impacted other modern designs till now. The medieval era was the period from 5th to 15th centuries. On the other hand, the renaissance period was the era, when the flourish in art and culture were at the peak in the society.

An example of renaissance is how you would describe the style of the famous painting, the Mona Lisa. In Renaissance Art, there is a clear integration of the sacred and secular. In this lesson, dive into what the sacred and the secular are, how Renaissance artists used real subjects, and the modern world in religious revocle art. The political stability and wealth in 15th century Northern Europe and Spain had a positive impact on the local artists of the time. Learn the political context of the time, and how leaders contributed to artistic expansion in Europe and Spain. In the 15th-Century, artists relied on patrons to make a living.

Alexis Stones, Schools Officer at the National Gallery looks at maths in Renaissance art. Classical learning in the Renaissance refers to the study of the Latin and ancient Greek languages. For some reason, this type of education was negative when placed in the hands of women . During the early Renaissance period, children, male and female, attended school in Florence. Women from the nobility or upper classes often had obligations that required literacy.