-Creates a more intense experience of space, fixed viewpoint. VANISHING POINT, ORTHOGONALS,
1435: DE PICTURA
-Set systematic rules for linear perspective
-First utilized linear perspective. Holy Trinity, Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy. ca. 1428
-Imitation of three dimensional space
-Barrel vaulting in image sourced directly fromAntiquity
-Vanishing point at the viewer's level
-The fake tomb (skeleton) at the bottom of painting: Statement “I was what you are and what I am you
shall be.” Making a connection with human mortality. There is no escaping death.
-Brancacci Chapel, S. Maria del Carmine, Florence. Fresco. Chapel attached to a church. To the top
right there is a window, natural light incorporated into the paintings.
-The Tribute Money: Looks back to the gothic forms of storytelling. Vanishing point is X's head.
Makes use of atmospheric perspective: Diminishing the clarity of forms as they recede. This gives a
highly convincing rendition of 3D space. Three parts of the story within the same frame: Continuous
narrative. Massacio attempts to portray halos in linear perspective.
Comparison ofAdam & Eve's: Masolino & Massacio
-Masolino's is almost late gothic.
-Massacio's represents human emotions of anguish & shame. Elements of classical ideal for inspiration
of the human form.
-Baptism of the Neophytes. Figure in the foreground, emphasis on musculature. Represents the
antique. St. Peter giving Alms to the poor. Mathematical perspective employed. Buildings have a
single vanishing point.
-Distribution of theAlms, and the Death ofAnanias.
-DONATELLO: Saint Mark, or San Michele, Florence, Italy, 1411-1413. One of the most
influential artists of the Renaissance. Employed linear perspective in sculpture.
-Church of Orsanmichele, Florence. 1337-80. Abreakthrough for Donatello.
-1415-17: St. George Chivalric hero in a Xtian context. Decisive and energetic look on the face of the
sculpture. The relief on the sculpture of St. George fighting the dragon. Perhaps the first linear
perspective in a relief sculpture.
-David, late 1420s-late 1450s. Classical love of the human form. David & Goliath, right vs might.
Smaller entity beating a larger opponent. David is wearing a Florentine hat. First free-standing bronze
nude since antiquity. Contrapossto.
-Gattamelata, Piazza del Santo, Padua, Italy. 1445-1450 : Condotiery (Mercenary). Highly ambitious large bronze statue. Probably inspired by the Equestrian Statue of MarcusAurelius.
Energized horse. Very authoritative figure. Hardened warrior. Standing on three points.
-Mary Magdalene, 1455. Sunken hollow eyes, advanced age. Naked, covered by her hair. Wood with
polychromy and gold.
-Largest single body of renaissance art that exists in one place.
-Convento di San Marco
-Annunciation:Where the monks gathered to say a prayer to the virgin Mary. Blending of spirituality