Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Artists who set the Renaissance in motion...

Unfolding from around the year 1300 to the middle of the 16th century, the Italian Renaissance was one of the most important and prolific periods in the history of art. While this rebirth occurred in many creative realms—the poetry of Dante Alighieri, the architecture of Filippo Brunelleschi, the scientific experiments of Galileo Galilei—certain works of visual art stand as the most iconic representations of the Renaissance and its principles. Indeed, this is the period when the most famous images shifted from being icons—representations of holy figures like Christ or the Virgin Mary imbued with special devotional powers—to being iconic in a secular sense. 

Masaccio, Donatello, Botticelli, Da Vinci, Titian and more at Artsy

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