Analysis Of St Francis Altarpiece 's The Works Of Art Essay

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Since the early 1200s, there are many forms of architecture, sculpture, and architecture that are important bodies of work that present elements of the past and the future. Personally, the visually pleasing works of art are seen in paintings, from Berlinghieri, Bosh, Raphael, Caraccai, Tinteretto, and Michaelangelo. Each artist are influenced by the previous style period and have concepts that influence the following period.
Firstly, in the early 1200s, the Proto-Renaissance shows the importance of religion through symbolism. Berlinghieri’s “St Francis Altarpiece” is important an important work of art because of the narrative seen in the background, St Francis is preaching to the birds and mountains; it shows that he is the first person to recognise the natural world as a gift from God. Also, the symbolic hand gestures emphasise the religious importance; the stigmata is the nails in the hands and feet show the audience that he took the wounds of Jesus. Albeit, this artwork does not show atmospheric perspective or three dimensional scale like in the High Renaissance the body positions are unique to the Proto-Renaissance. Examples include, the floating figure, stoic faces (face that lack realism), and hieratical scale. This altarpiece is representative after the Early Christian time period and influencer to the Early Renaissance in the North.
The depiction of religion is also continued in Hieronymus Bosh’s large scale painting of the “Garden of Earthly Delights.” This is a…

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