The period in history known as the renaissance, roughly the 14th century to the 16th century was a great time of changes. It was considered to be the most significant intellectual movement of the Renaissance. It changed and created the world as we known it today. There were changes in religion, in ideas, and behaviour. The great famous artist, mainly in Italy, reflected these changes. The main change of the Renaissance period was a new awareness of man himself as " Centre of all things". This came into existence in slow and continuos stages through the 14th Century, through the rediscovery of literature by poets, philosophers, and humanist.
"Definition of the Renaissance as the discovery of man. The essence of humanism is what he calls the 'mystical ideal of human nobility'; it is external, not tied to a period of time; but was especially influential throughout the Renaissance". (Burke, 1966)
This definition of humanism explains that the change in human figure is what the renaissance is about, but the word'humanism' is not owned by the period'Renaissance'.
I believe by looking at the work before the renaissance period that the artist paintings, drawings, etc looked 2D and lifeless. The Renaissance
changed that in which a way that artists started using colour, tone, line and shape more effectively to add roundness and liveliness and 3D look to the human figure.
The artists from the renaissance such as Michelangelo strived for the look of perfectionism and the ideal body in their artworks. Eg, David, Michelangelo's sculpture is famous for it's perfectionism and idealistic body.
Leonardo de Vinci was born in 1452 and died in 1519. He was a well-known artist from the high renaissance. Known as a Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist.
His Younger paintings were copies and closely styled to his favourite artist of his time, but as he became mor…