Renaissance Art Presentation By: Danielle Walto
Madonna And Child
This Masaccio painting was created in 1426 for the Chapel of Saint Julian in Santa Maria del Carmine, Pisa. It currently resides in the National Gallery in London, England. I picked this painting to include in my art gallery because I was intrigued with the painting's detail. I think the artist was trying to show that the baby was being blessed by angels.
The Last Supper
The Last Supper was painted by Leonardo DaVinci. It was painted sometime between 1495 and 1498 in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Italy. The painting's permanent home is in a convent in Milan, Italy. It was never moved because it was painted directly in the wall. The Last Supper shows Jesus' last meal with his apostles before he was crucified. Although it can't be moved, it should be displayed because it shows an important monde in religious history. What is intriguing to me is the emotions the artist captured. I think that the artist wants the audience to know that one of Jesus's apostles betrayed him.
The Birth of Venus
The Birth Of Venus was created by Sandro Botticelli in 1486 in Rome, Italy. The current placement of this painting is at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The image shows Venus, the goddess of love, surrounded by other characters from Greek mythology. What stands out to me is the way the other gods are looking at Venus. This painting should be on display because is an example of Renaissance art. I think the artist was trying to show a powerful woman that was also beautiful.
Wedding at Cana
The Wedding at Cana was painted by Pado Veronese. The painting was created in 1563 in Venice, Italy. The painting is currently on display at the Louvre in Paris, France. This painting shows the Bible story of the Marriage at Cana. At this event it is believed that Jesus turned water into wine. What stands out of me is that everyone is together at one table, like one big family. I think the artist was trying to bring one of the most well-known stories in the Bible to life.
The Creation of Adam
The creation of Adam was painted by Michelangelo. The artwork was created between 1508 and 1512 on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The painting is currently in the same place. The creation of Adam choose the story from the Bible God created Adam. It depicts when God breathed life into the first man. What stands out to me is that God is surrounded by people and Adam is alone. I think the artist is trying to show that all life comes from God.