ART OF RENAISSANCE EUROPE: "THE GIANTS"
Looking on with 1300's Florence in the background, Dante stands before Paradiso
Brunelleschi (1377-446): The Sacrafice of Isaac
Ghiberti's (1378-1455) entry into the "Isaac Sacrafice" contest- who won?
And here we find that Ghiberti shows us how governor Pilate washes his hands of situation with Jesus
Ghiberti's 'Stories in the life of Joseph,' who fled into Egypt- the first epic hammered out on metal like this
Here is the low relief sculpture of Jacob and Esau, with almost a musical effect
In the same low relief style as Ghiberti, Donatello's 'Feast of Herod' shows us perspective in ways we have not seen before
Donatello wrought some classic pieces of sculpture on both a balcony (left) and a pulpit in Italy
Donatello's execution of this entire altar is crowned with the crucifixion
Donatello's St. Mark (l) and St. George (r), show the renaissance ideal of humanism in human form
'The dignity and excellence of man' is visible in these figures. Confident and proud, founders of a civilization
Fra Angelico (1387-1455)
Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Angelico
The Stoning of St. Stephen, first martyr of Christianity
Another Last Judgement, in this one Fra Angelico shows a pathway and a more orderly ascent than say, Michaelangelo
Again comparing with Michaelangelo, here Satan is shown actually devouring a sinner- could it be you?
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