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CHRISTIAN PAINTING IN THE RENAISSANCE
CHRISTIAN PAINTING IN THE RENAISSANCE

Author(s): Marcel Gh. Muntean
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: Quattrocento; Alberti; Leonardo da Vinci; Michelangelo.

Summary/Abstract: The present study proposes an investigation into the early period of the Renaissance, presenting a series of elements pertaining to visual composition. Aspects such as the transition from apprenticeship to mastery, the main moments in the education of a future artist, orders and the people commissioning them are discussed in detail. Bringing several compositional grammar issues to the readers' attention, we have portrayed what can be called 'the invention of linear perspective in Alberti's view'. Design patterns dominated by geometric shapes - the circle, the rectangle, the triangle, etc. - give works of art, be they religious or not, a certain dominant and character. At the time, the schools of Florence, Siena, Bruges, Köln and Vienna stand out as environments that foster creativity, as well as the mastery of drawing and painting.

  • Issue Year: LIX/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 235-244
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English