Outstanding representatives of the art of the late 1400s and early 1500s were three masters. These were Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.
Michelangelo was an outstanding painter, architect and poet. In addition, he was named the greatest sculptor in history. Michelangelo was a master of the image of the human body. For example, his famous statue of the leader of the Israeli people Moses (1516) makes an extraordinary impression of physical and spiritual power. These qualities also appear in frescoes on biblical and classical subjects that Michelangelo painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. These murals, painted from 1508 to 1512, belong to the greatest works of art of the Renaissance.
Italian Art and Painting – “David” by Michelangelo
“David” by Michelangelo
Raphael’s paintings are generally softer and poetic than Michelangelo’s. Raphael was a master at creating perspectives Continue reading
Watercolor (Italian aquarelle or aqua-tento, French aquarelle, English painting in water colors, German Wasserfarbengemalde, Aquarellmalerei) – means painting with water (i.e., water-soluble) paints.
watercolor Watercolor technique has been known for a very long time – it was already known in Ancient Egypt, in China, it was used by medieval miniaturists. Late Gothic and Renaissance erased a number of outstanding watercolor artists in Northern Europe – in the Netherlands, the brothers Limburg and Hubert van Eyck, in France – Jean Fouquet, in Germany – Dürer – both in handwritten miniatures and in landscape sketches.
Watercolor technique began to develop in China after the invention of paper in the II century AD. In the XII-XIII centuries, paper was distributed in Europe, especially in Spain and Italy. Continue reading