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A comparison between the Arts of the High Renaissance and that of the Eighteenth Century

The term High Renaissance is used to refer to the blooming of the visual arts during the period of the Italian Renaissance.  High Renaissance, which flowered toward the end of the fifteenth century and lasted a few decades, was a period that witnessed the creation of great works of art and architecture.  With Rome as its epi-center, the period can be said to epitomize the spirit of Western Civilization.  Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of the Last Supper is an early definitive work of this period. da Vinci followed it up with Mona Lisa, which was an outstanding work of this era along with Raphael’s The School of Athens.  Another notable early work was the Death of Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence.  Michelangelo and Raphael are other key artistic figures of High Renaissance, whose works showcased classical painting tradition as well as inventing new styles such as Mannerism.  Alongside Michelangelo, the works of Andrea del Sarto and Correggio exemplify the Mannerist style. . . . Read More

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