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Art Movements | Renaissance Art | The Rise of the Modern World

Posted by Josie Mitchell

The Renaissance period occurred from the 14th to the 17th century, starting in Italy and spreading to the rest of Europe to mark the fall of the Middle Ages and the rise of the Modern world. New techniques and artistic sensibilities began to emerge alongside a new humanist philosophy, which demonstrated itself in all areas of thinking, including art, architecture, literature, music, politics, religion and science.

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Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, art movements, renaissance art

A Roundup of UK Art Gallery News | Masterpieces of Art

Posted by Matt Knight

There's been a handful of interesting developments across the art world recently. Here's a condensed summary of what's gone on, with links to the full length articles.

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Topics: National Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Leonardo da Vinci

When Science and Art Collide: Pioneers of Anatomic Art

Posted by Matt Knight

It was European artists who first strove to depict the human body as accurately as possible. However, to achieve figures that were truly lifelike artists had to invest in study of the human body. This meant not only noting the body's outer appearance but also its inner workings, in particular the muscles and tendons that work in tandem to make movement and posture possible. 

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Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Masterpieces of Art

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