May 25, 2024

Gustavo Macugay

Ascend Higher

How The European Renaissance Made Modern Art

5 min read

Introduction

The Renaissance was a time of change and rebirth, with artists looking back to the classical past for inspiration. The rise of perspective painting during this period would eventually lead to many innovations that changed the art world forever—and it all started in Italy at the end of the 15th century.

Renaissance artists were fascinated by perspective, which allowed them to create a scene with realistic depth.

The Renaissance was a time of great artistic and intellectual development, during which artists began to depict the world in new ways. They were fascinated by perspective, which allowed them to create a scene with realistic depth. Perspective is the technique of representing three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. In other words, it makes things look like they’re farther away from you when they’re smaller and closer when they’re bigger–just like in real life!

Artists created precise mathematical methods for calculating the size of objects and distances in the landscape.

The mathematics of perspective is based on the vanishing point, which is a point on the horizon line. The horizon line can be thought of as representing the edge of a flat painting; anything that falls below this line will appear to be farther away than objects above it. This means that if you are looking at an object in nature and it falls below your eye level (which is typically about 10 feet), then its size would decrease as well as its distance from you.

The vanishing point itself is not visible on any canvas–it only exists mathematically between parallel lines such as those formed by railroad tracks or roads stretching out into infinity.

The invention of perspective was so revolutionary that it represented an entire new way of looking at the world.

The invention of perspective was so revolutionary that it represented an entire new way of looking at the world. The use of perspective in art made it possible for artists to create paintings that seemed more realistic, and therefore more believable; this had a huge impact on how people viewed their surroundings and their place in the world.

As far as we know today, the first person to draw using this technique was Brunelleschi (1377-1446), who created his own version during his studies in Florence under Ghiberti. It wasn’t until much later though–around 1500–that artists started using this technique regularly in their work.

Artists used mathematics to create believable scenes and stories.

  • Artists used mathematics to create believable scenes and stories.
  • In the 14th century, artists began using geometry in their work. They studied perspective and proportion, which helped them create realistic paintings. These techniques allowed them to paint things like landscapes and portraits that looked like real life instead of just a flat surface with colors splashed on top of it.

Perspective influences many different aspects of Renaissance art, including color palette and subject matter.

Perspective is one of the most important aspects of Renaissance art. It influenced everything from the color palette and subject matter of paintings, to how artists painted landscapes and portraits.

In some cases, perspective was used to create more realistic landscapes by showing depth in the scene. In others, it was used for portraits where it helped create an illusion of three-dimensionality on a two-dimensional canvas or panel surface (such as wood). And in still other cases–for example when painting Biblical scenes–perspective allowed artists to depict objects at different distances from each other without having them overlap or appear flat against each other as they would if they were painted using traditional methods like linear perspective (which doesn’t show depth very well).

Naturalism became an important part of Renaissance art as artists tried to capture reality more accurately than ever before.

Naturalism is the representation of things as they appear in nature. It was a new concept in Renaissance art, which meant that artists wanted to depict reality more accurately than ever before. Artists used naturalism as an element of realism in their paintings and sculptures.

Naturalism became an important part of Renaissance art because it helped artists capture reality with greater accuracy than had been possible before. Naturalistic works were often still lifes or portraits; however, some artists also painted landscapes (landscapes are paintings that show outdoor scenes). In addition to being accurate representations of real objects and people, these paintings often contained symbolism that expressed religious beliefs or moral values through symbols such as flowers or animals

The rise of perspective painting helped pave the way for modern art.

The Renaissance was a time of great change in Europe. Artists were inspired by the rise of science and technology, which led them to explore new ways of painting realistic scenes. The invention of perspective painting helped artists create realistic images that could capture the imagination of their audience.

Perspective painting influenced the way artists created art for hundreds of years after its introduction during this period.

Conclusion

The Renaissance was a time of great innovation and exploration, which had a profound effect on art. Artists began using perspective to create realistic scenes that looked like they could jump off the canvas. Naturalism became an important part of Renaissance art as artists tried to capture reality more accurately than ever before. With these new techniques and ideas at their disposal, artists were able to create works like The Last Supper or The Birth of Venus which would have been impossible before 1400s Europe

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