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By Manfred Wundram, Ingo F. Walther

The artwork of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Europe is known as «Renaissance,» yet, like any our stylistic labels, the time period is obscure, and because «renaissance» actually skill revival or rebirth, we will be able to additionally converse of the Carolingian and Ottonian renaissances and of the so referred to as proto-renaissances in past due eleventh and early 12th-century Tuscan structure and within the artwork of Provence within the twelfth century. What hyperlinks all renaissance pursuits is a revival of curiosity in varieties from the classical culture, even though, in every one case, the path and, in particular, the scope of those classical affects have been interpreted another way

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Unmaster. Detail of pier on the known Trecento right of the facade, Orvieto Cathedral. Donatello, St. George and the Dragon. After 1417 (date of purchase of marble for the base of the tabernacle of michele, Florence. St. George). Orsan- Prototype of the rilievo schiacciato (compressed, "flattened-out relief") created by Donatello. There is no strong model- ing even in the foreground, and the deep space is implied by foreshortening and by the con- stantly shallower relief. The background is merely engraved, giving the illusion of atmospheric 70 increased by the physical distance be- tween the tracery arch and the 71 of Ghiberti's fagade oi Intended for the fagade of the Cathedral.

Hall, Louvain. Mathias de Laeyens. The 1448-63 Built effect is by of a reliquary on a monumental scale. Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. Begun shrine 30 1489, cornice over the facade completed 1500. first The design by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, building by Benedetto da Maiano. projecting cornice is The forceful by Simone del Pollaiuolo, called Cronaca. Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi, Venice. Begun 500 by Mauro Coducci. The combination of c. 1 columns set in front of the wall and strongly marked horizontals is a return to Alberti's ideas; at the same time, it gives the facade a 32 in the Perpendic- 15th and early 16th vaulting with pendant boss- St.

66, 67 Giovanni d'Ambrogio, Annunciation. c. 1390. Museo delFOpera del Duo- Probably mo, Florence. Intended for the tympanum of the Porta della Mandorla, Florence Cathedral. Resurrection at the Last Judgment. Unmaster. Detail of pier on the known Trecento right of the facade, Orvieto Cathedral. Donatello, St. George and the Dragon. After 1417 (date of purchase of marble for the base of the tabernacle of michele, Florence. St. George). Orsan- Prototype of the rilievo schiacciato (compressed, "flattened-out relief") created by Donatello.

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