High Renaissance: Florence and Rome

Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Leonardo’s Last Supper, and Raphael's Stanza frescos shape our understanding of Western culture even today.
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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?