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By Manfred Wundram, Ingo F. Walther

The paintings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Europe is known as «Renaissance,» yet, like several our stylistic labels, the time period is obscure, and because «renaissance» actually capacity revival or rebirth, we will additionally communicate of the Carolingian and Ottonian renaissances and of the so known as proto-renaissances in past due eleventh and early 12th-century Tuscan structure and within the paintings of Provence within the twelfth century. What hyperlinks all renaissance routine is a revival of curiosity in varieties from the classical culture, even if, in every one case, the course and, primarily, the scope of those classical affects have been interpreted otherwise

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49 II Redentore, Venice. designs by Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Courtyard. Begun 1560 by Bartolommeo Ammanati. Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, Rome. Built Frangois 1 1584. and the overseer Wolfgang Miller the influence of Gothic c. The High Baroque was completed in 1685. St. Michael, Munich. Begun 1583; choir rebuilt and enlarged 1590 after collapse of the choir tower. Probably Wendel Dietrich, who was responsible for the decoration, Friedrich Palazzo del Te, Mantua. Entrance to the main courtyard.

Resurrection at the Last Judgment. Unmaster. Detail of pier on the known Trecento right of the facade, Orvieto Cathedral. Donatello, St. George and the Dragon. After 1417 (date of purchase of marble for the base of the tabernacle of michele, Florence. St. George). Orsan- Prototype of the rilievo schiacciato (compressed, "flattened-out relief") created by Donatello. There is no strong model- ing even in the foreground, and the deep space is implied by foreshortening and by the con- stantly shallower relief.

The assembly of these forces and characterizing the Baroque. Two The next their systematization in a step in new and part historisurfaces Western art in Vicenza, and (1507-73), also from the north of Italy. Palladio is and would be highly dynamic concept major figures prepared the ground for the great come: Andrea Palladio (1508-80), born classicist side Mannerism played a major movemented and by imbuing style to Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola the most striking representative of the of 16th-century architecture.

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