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Know Your Art! A Trivia on Renaissance Art

Sreedevi Nair
How much do you know about the historic art era? Take this quiz to find out.
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Italy was the birth place of Renaissance art and Florence was most influenced by it. The city is a treasure trove for Renaissance art; the Uffizi Gallery proves this point as it has outstanding galleries filled with art and sculptures of Renaissance era.
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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino a.k.a Raphael was a noted Italian painter and architect of High Renaissance era. His most popular works were a series of Madonna paintings.
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Renaissance art focused greatly on human beauty, anatomy and nature. Most artworks depicted life and emotional elements of humans.
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Renaissance art emerged in Italy in the 14th century and then slowly expanded to France during the 16th century.
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Renaissance art was heavily influenced by a new idea - ‘Humanism’. This philosophy of the Renaissance moved away from spiritual values of Church and gave more emphasis to human needs and values. It was embraced by all painters of Renaissance art era.
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Renaissance is a French word that literally means rebirth. The era of 14th and 15th century in Europe was named Renaissance because these years marked remodeling of Middle ages to modernity under the influence of literature, art and new age wisdom.
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Michelangelo worked on the grand ceiling of Sistine Chapel between 1508 and 1512 commissioned by Pope Julius II. This elaborate alfresco painting includes masterpieces such as 'The Creation of Adam'.
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Birth of Venus was created by Sandro Botticelli which is presently exhibited at Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Botticelli was one of the prominent artists of Italian Renaissance art.
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The Italian Renaissance paintings are classified into four periods: the Proto-Renaissance (1300–1425), the Early Renaissance (1425–1495), the High Renaissance (1495–1520), and Mannerism (1520–1600).
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Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' is a 600-year old masterpiece that sold at an auction for US$450 million.
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The Medici family were merchants and bankers who had a prominent influence in Florence. Most of the art that was created during the early Renaissance period were commissioned by the wealthy Medici family.
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Filippo Brunelleschi was a noted Italian painter and architect. He is said to be the founding father of Renaissance architect. One of his famous works is the design of the dome of Florence Cathedral.
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