August was full of disruptions, rains, floods, and even illnesses. But hopefully, we leave all that now. As August ends, we also end our lessons in Renaissance. This time, we will explore the High Renaissance into Mannerism. The influence of the state and private individuals heighten, affecting the style and mood of the times.
High Renaissance displays an excellence and height of technique, but with obvious cool and restraint. Mannerism took on the techniques of Renaissance, but exaggerated and contorted it. The social, religious and political upheavals are just beginning here. The twists and turns of the bodies reflects the twists and turns of artistic developments.
Here are the links to the lectures:
- Grief and Art (inmyanguish.wordpress.com)
- 10 Gorgeous Renaissance Hairstyles You’ll Want to Steal (bellasugar.com)
- All You Need to Know About Renaissance Faires Is Contained In This Weird Boob Accessory [Etsy] (gawker.com)
- The Atomic Crossbow of Leonardo da Vinci (longstreet.typepad.com)
- Italian art historians claim they have found 100 early Caravaggios (independent.co.uk)
- Titian by Sheila Hale: review (telegraph.co.uk)
- The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? (milkandcookies.com)
- The Re-Introduction of the Renaissance Man (solidaritywithsalisbury.com)
And look, indeed, it is. Courage and begin the work!
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