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A beginner's guide to the High Renaissance

3 articles
1 video
As the Humanism of the Early Renaissance develops, a problem arises. How can an artist create figures that are at once an accurate naturalistic rendering of the human body in space while also describing the ideal beauty of the spiritual realm?

Toward the high Renaissance: Verrocchio and Leonardo

VIDEO 4:21 minutes
Verrocchio (with Leonardo), Baptism of Christ, 1470-75 Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker