Flashcards in Mannerism Deck (8)
Poesie (poem in art)
Renaissance art vs. mannerism art
Renaissance: rediscovery of Classical Greek philosophy. Man as a measure of all things.
Mannerism: Artificiality, grace, and elegance took priority over the ordered gala deans lifelike references in mannerism art as opposed to Renaissance art
Why was David an appropriate emblem for Florence
David was a small shepherd boy who confronted and killed a big strong Goliath. Emotional power of his facial expression was very much liked. Right over might. Florentines just fought a battle and faced political and military pressure
Characteristics of mannerism
Evolution of St. Peter's basilica plans
First built by Constantine. Imperial Roman basilica flanked by two aisles and an apse. Later a transept was added to make room for more people.
Pope Julius II pulls down the building. Architect Bramante dies and Michelangelo steps in. Greek cross plan. Dome is completed. More space is needed and an older look is wanted. Carlo madero builds a nave and a facade
Market for religious art lost in Protestant countries
Protestants believed that there was excessive veneration of idols
Controversy of cleaning michelangelos in Sistine chapel
Incense and torches burned and caused smoke to rise and dirtied the painting. Some say the cleaning removed a protective layer that would allow the atmosphere to damage it. Others say Michelangelo knew what the smoke would do and it removed his artistic genius