The East outdid the Romans of the West. The art produced in this era lacked religious connotations. Animal style that was characterized by animal ornamentations, Carolingian art was characterized by sophisticated design, and Romanesque art had leaf embellishments, vaults and curves (Cavendish, 2006). Next was the Gothic art that was more developed with detailed paintings and sculptures (Cavendish, 2006).
Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is one that epitomizes the renaissance period while Chris Ofili’s No Woman, No Cry is of the new era. Mona Lisa Foundation (2012) argues that Mona Lisa covered renaissance art characteristics such as sculptures and paintings while No Woman, No Cry is a tribute to Stephen Lawrence (Ofili, 1998).
What primarily distinguishes Renaissance art from the Medieval art is Renaissance art encompassed sculptures, drawings and paintings that demonstrated the worth of nature and people. Early Renaissance transited to High Renaissance through finer developments in the techniques of art (Sider, 2007). Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is an unforgettable art while Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam seems to have taken a struggle. Italian Renaissance was rich is culture while Northern Renaissance focused on Protestant Reformation (Sider, 2007).
The Vitruvian Man plays the role of reflecting the principle that the human body is symmetrical to the universe (Da Vinci, 1492). The drawing is done symmetrically with the figure in a square. Montanes’ (1603) The Merciful Christ explains the nature of Christ. The drawing shows Christ on the cross.
Bernin’s (1623-34) St. Peters Baldachin is characterized by detailed design and sophistication. Veneziano’s (1324) The Coronation of the Virgin is governed by medieval aspects such as painting styles. The cultural and political saw the differences in the works as the artists were moving with the times.
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