Museum Project Essay

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Art, like everything in society, evolves at a certain space. During the Renaissance, art was always pushing the limits from what was previously seen or created. The Renaissance was a revival of Classical Antiquity and the artists went above the standard and created pieces that were intricate and visually pleasing. While the Baroque period was also a time of revival, it mostly revolved around the Catholic religion. Artists wanted to portray classic religious scenes in a more expressive way because during this time, protestantism was on the rise and in order to try and squash this new religion, the Catholics reinvented some great religious pieces but in a more emotional way. Through these ...view middle of the document...

This piece helps to understand the evolution of art because during this time individual donors would pay artists for pieces in order to bring religion into their households. These pieces would often be Nativity or scenes of Mary receiving the news that she will give birth to Christ. Normally the only way you could see religious pieces was by going to church. Now this piece is tempera and oil on wood and it has detailed and somewhat elongated individuals but it also has a sense of the new art form of linear perspective. This was still a developing art form and would become one of the standards for the Renaissance.
The following piece would be the Portrait of Cosimo de Medici by Niccolo della Casa. It is an engraving that was made in 1544, which was part of the High Renaissance. This is important to the time because the Medici were a prominent family who were affluent in the society and well know for paying artists for pieces. Also during this time, engraving was starting to become a new step on the evolutionary ladder of art. This form of art allowed patrons to buy a copy of a famous piece of artwork. The...

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