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The importance of the Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio is that his paintings went beyond the previous work of his contemporary, Michelangelo, by combining subtleties, a greater clarity of form and softer shading to cre... More »

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Michelangelo was primarily a self-inspired artist, but he drew his reference from many great artists, including Ghiberti, Ghilandaio and Giovanni. His father disapproved of his ambitions to become an artist. Instead, he ... More »

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The most famous work of the Renaissance artist Raphael is actually a portion of a larger work: the Sistine Madonna. The two bored cherubim at the bottom of the painting have been reproduced on T-shirts and many other con... More »

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Renaissance art emerged in Italy in the late 14th century, which is also known as the Renaissance period, and is represented through paintings, sculpture, architecture and other decorative art forms. It was named after t... More »

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Medieval and Renaissance art differ in size and shape of human figures, depictions of environment and interpretations of three-dimensional drawings. Medieval and Renaissance cultures varied significantly, which sparked t... More »

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Renaissance art is best characterized as a form focusing on Christian religious imagery using the classical influences of ancient Greek and Roman art and applying scientific and mathematic principles to create depth and ... More »

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Although Michelangelo is famous for his versatility and genius as a painter, sculptor, poet and architect, he was not an inventor, unlike fellow Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. Due to the awe-inspiring intensity of... More »

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