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1

nature

Byzantine art was not naturalistic. Ren. art begins to embrace more naturalistic portrayals of the divine with Cimabue and Giotto

2

empathy

Giotto uses empathy to make religious figures more relatable, therefore making religion something that was deeper and a more personal experience

3

complexity of space

starting with Giotto and moving to Alberti, spacial arrangement of figures and landscapes become more common, allowing for naturalism

4

The Plague

Changes art. Makes it more religious and the focus increases on the Virgin Mary. Many pieces of artwork become almost like an offering in order to appease God. It also brings back Byzantine art form: separation of the viewer and the divine

5

The science of art

perspective, naturalism, proportions, science of vision

6

continous narrative

when multiple parts of the story are presented in the same frame.

7

paragone

competition was believed to fuel intellect and create more and better art