Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola, Italian philosopher of the Renaissance
Writer of the Oration on the Dignity of Man
The manifesto of the Italian Renaissance and thus humanism, placing all things with the human at its center
"Man is the measure of all things"
Man is the maker, spoke for the elite
Albrecht Durer: Self-Portrait at 28 1500 AD
"Greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance"
- Change of point of view to the individual in painting himself, almost Christ-like
Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow by Piet Mondrian
Early Abstract Art
Thank this guy for website, architectural, and even furniture design. Seriously.
A bit of a tangent from usual posts
During WWI and WWII boats used this pattern known as “razzle dazzle” to hide in what direction they were moving.
This stems from cubism, in which camouflage was found by manipulating the eye. So, when you get the chance, thank Picasso and Braque.
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space by Boccioni
Futurism: Attempt to capture motion to express dynamic modern world, connects with Italian Fascism
Picasso’s Collage, an example of Synthetic Cubism, in using more decorative shapes, stenciling, a collage, and/or brighter colors
Houses at L’estaque by Braque
Founder of Cubism along with Picasso
Example of Analytical Cubism- Geometrical forms using subdued colors
NOT abstract art (because of recognizable form and structure)
Acknowledgement of painting as a flat surface
Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse
Fauvism- Art of the “wild beasts”
Here, Matisse focuses heavily on the color, merging the foreground and background, and simplifying the subject with spontaneous artistic expression
Christ’s Entry in Brussels in 1889 by James Ensor
Bedroom in Arles by Van Gogh
Post-Impressionism: Emphasis on vibrant color, multiple perspectives