Renaissance and Mannerism in Cinquecento Italy
Sistine Chapel View Terrace, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
This module showcases the High and Late Renaissance, Venetian art, and Mannerism in Italy. There is no specific artistic style for this period other than each artwork was meticulously and extraordinarily made. Let's think about what this means: while the High Renaissance was a short-lived period, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael were all creating art simultaneously and within the same country. Many times, they were all creating art in the same city!How did immense talent-arguably the talent of the most famous artists who lived- and location intersect in this way? It begs us to resolve this extreme coincidence or fluke. Short of us labeling it as magical, the High Renaissance forever changed the modern human experience in its ability to create momentous works of art AND paradigm shifts in scientific achievements and civic understandings.