A Historical Survey of Art and Its Influence on Contemporary Art

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A Historical Survey of Art and its Influence on Contemporary Art Linear perspective involves representation of real objects in two-dimensional form through converging surface edges on multiple points that resonate well with the viewer. Contrapposto is an image of skewed human figure displacing the actual weight dispersion for an artistic effect. Foreshortening allows an artist to make an object seem closer than it is. Illusionism comprises of the ability to interpret artistic depictions as a real object. Classicism includes artwork based on ancient Greek or Roman artistic and cultural principles. Cennino Cennini, through Il Libro del l’Arte, argues a novice artist requires the best
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Perugino (Pietro Vannucci) is well known for his work on the Delivery of the Keys. Markedly, he is credited with the pioneering of oil painting. Perugino later imparted his skills to Raphael, one of his apprentices. During the Italian Renaissance, wealthy families provided financial and moral support to artists. This relationship served to elevate the socialy and political status of the aristocracy. The Medici family, as the main Florentine bankers, provided such support to artists such as da Vinci and Filippo Brunelleschi. The Gonzaga family of Mantua provided patronage to Andrea Mantegna. Through these patrons, artistic development grew, and important art created, for instance, the Duomo. In 1401, a competition was inaugurated by the governorship of Florence. Seven artists enlisted to produce the best doors for the east side of the Florentine Baptistery. The theme of the doors was Abraham’s biblical sacrifice of Isaac. Eventually, Lorenzo Ghiberti won the competition. The Florentine Baptistery is a landmark signifying the beginning of the Italian Renaissance. The rich cultural quality of the panels divinely designed Baptistery and the adjacent Duomo signified the renaissance. Sandro Botticelli personified the Renaissance period through applying humanistic principles in his artwork. Botticelli meshed humanism in the form of individual awareness with representations of mythical figures. Paintings like the Birth of Venus

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