Art History in Detail..... more info than the basic slides
Here are some interesting videos and insights into the work we study in the Italian Renaissance unit. This information is for entertainment and information purposes only. You are not required to learn this for the exam, but I think the information is both relevant and interesting, so I have put together a collection for you here.
Ever wondered how a fresco was done? This video shows the application of the fresco technique in great detail- used by artists throughout the Renaissance period and beyond.
Explore the Indirect Lost Wax Method for bronze casting- ever wonder how Donatello's David was cast? Watch this youtube video that explains and shows us how it was done.
This quick video is regarding the artist Cimabue. He was one of the earliest artist to break free of the Italo-Byzantine style and focus more on the humanism of the figure. The best part of this video is you can see the actual size of the work - which is something that is not evident from just looking at the image online.
An excellent in-depth explanation of Masaccio's Tribute Money including a look at the Brancacci Chapel interior where the fresco resides.
Brunelleschi & Ghiberti compete against one another for the commission of the Gates Of Paradise! This gives an understanding of both bronze relief panels of the Sacrifice of Isaac.
Fra Angelico's Annunciation fresco is a large scale mural set in the convent of San Marco in Florence. The Annunciation tells the story of the Archangel Gabriel coming to tell Mary that she would conceive and become the Mother of Jesus, the Son of God.
Uccello's depiction of the Battle of San Romano- depicting the victory of the Florentine's over the Siennese. Strangely gothic, lacking in accurate perspective, yet showing the chaos of battle. A painting that is one of a series of three large scale works meant to capture a moment in time.
Donatello- more than just a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Here is one of Donatello's most famous works, David.
How did Brunelleschi create the duomo on the Florence Cathedral? PBS NOVA series looks in depth at the Great Cathedral Mystery. Check it out!
The Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Here is a diagram map that illustrates all of the Old Testament scenes depicted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.