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WOTA: Renaissance and Printmaking

Renaissance
begins in Italy in 1400’s
spreads over all Europe by 1500
origin of Renaissance
“rebirth” or revival of Classical Culture
chiaroscuro
highlights and shadows in a painting that create a 3D effect

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What was typical of Renaissance Visual Art
Christian subjects
realistic
human figures, contrapposto
chiaroscuro
calm, heroic, beautiful
architecture- Classical, columns
Michelangelo
Italian Renaissance artist (1475-1564)
scultpture, frescos
fresco
painting on fresh plaster on wall
sfumato
soft, hazy transitions from light to dark
relief
process of printing where the ink resides up on ridges of the printing plate
Renaissance Visual Art
chiaroscuro, fresco, sfumato, Michelangelo
Prints
relief: woodcut
intaglio: engraving, etching Durer
Woodcut
made using relief process
block of wood
un-carved, raised ridges take ink
google- moma phrase “what is a print”
Albrecht Durer
(1471-1528)
German, printmaker
intaglio
process of printing where ink resides down in the grooves of a printing plate (plate metal)
engraving
intaglio process
grooves carved into metal plate
ink all plate
ink wiped away- remains only in grooves
Interactive
Etching
etching
intaglio process
like engraving, but uses acid bath to carve grooves in plate

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Renaissance begins in Italy in 1400's spreads over all Europe by 1500 origin of Renaissance "rebirth" or revival of Classical Culture
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