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8.3: Conclusion and Contrast

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  • During the Renaissance, artists developed new styles of long-lasting artwork still well known today. Both Leonardo da Vinci and Tintoretto painted the iconic last supper, illustrating a familiar biblical story. Although they were one hundred years apart, the style and perspective of each painting are entirely different.

    Last Supper

    8.46 Last Supper by Da Vinci
    8.47 Last Supper by Tintoretto
      da Vinci Tintoretto

    Linear perspective

    One-point perspective with focal point in center, light from the window gives halo effect to Jesus head.

    Horizontal line with large table as foreground with figures behind.

    One-point perspective with focal point to the side from lamp giving Jesus the halo effect.

    Diagonal line with table splitting the image, figures on both sides.

    Color

    Muted colors, white cloth providing contrast.

    Strong colors, chiaroscuro style, deep shadows, dramatic lighting.

    Material

    Secco (painting on dry plaster), oil and tempera paint that did not blend well.

    Oil on canvas

    Expression and emotion

    Simple symbolic figures with minimal emotion. Only included traditional disciples.

    Realistic figures, disciples as well as ordinary people working.

    Style

    Renaissance style

    More Mannerism style (exaggerated proportions and expressions)

    Putting a Name to the Face

    Area Portrait Area Portrait

    Italy

    Filippo Brunelleschi

    Filippo Brunelleschi
    (Fig 8.48)

    Italy

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci
    (Fig 8.49)

    Italy

    Donatello

    Donatello
    (Fig 8.50)

    Germany

    Albrecht Durer

    Albrecht Durer
    (Fig 8.51)

    Italy

    Masaccio

    Masaccio
    (Fig 8.52)

    Italy

    Michelangelo

    Buonarroti

    Michelangelo
Buonarroti

    (Fig 8.53)

    Germany

    Johannes Gutenberg

    Johannes Gutenberg
    (Fig 8.54)

    Italy

    Giorgione

    Giorgione
    (Fig 8.55)

    Italy

    Andrea Mantegna

    Andrea Mantegna
    (Fig 8.56)

    Italy

    Raphael

    Raphael
    (Fig 8.57)

    Italy

    Sofonisba Anguissola

    Sofonisba Anguissola
    (Fig 8.58)

    Italy

    Lucia Anguissola

    Lucia Anguissola
    (Fig 8.59)

    Italy

    Sandro Botticelli

    Sandro Botticelli
    (Fig 8.60)

    Italy

    Titan

    Titan
    (Fig 8.61)

    Italy

    Hieronymus Bosch

    Hieronymus Bosch
    (Fig 8.62)

    Italy

    Tintoretto

    Tintoretto
    (Fig 8.63)

     

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