In the Renaissance period an emphasis on education and expanding knowledge (especially of classical antiquity(old, history)); and the desire to excel, and a commitment to civic responsibility and moral duty.
A platonic idea which suggests that looking at and contemplating beautiful objects, sacred images, and architecture leads one’s soul to a closer union with the Divine.
Italian for “light / dark”
Italian for “drawing” and “design.”
Without line and left somewhat undefined; creating a common atmospheric effect; it integrates the figures with the landscape.
In the High Renaissance, it was a composition in painting or sculpture which was based upon the pyramid. It endowed the work with a sense of calmness and stability,