Music, as the universal phenomenon it is, has its origins in every culture and civilization. There are millions of people who adore music, some being just listeners, some being music players, and some others being enthusiasts of music: To the enthusiasts of music and its history and evolution, studying about them could mean everything. These wanderers searching for the history of music and evolution, it is very important to have knowledge about various eras of music with a chronological perspective.
Of these, the most vibrant and distinguishing feature was art. Thus, the main focus of this article is to look at the differences between medieval and renaissance art.
It is believed that the colors associated with the art works of the medieval period are dull when compared to the colors used by the Renaissance artists.
Artists of the medieval period relied more on religious aspects of art depiction. On the other hand, the artists of the renaissance period relied more on the realistic aspects of life than religious aspects.
This is one of the main differences between the two types of art. There are other differences between the two types of art styles, medieval and renaissance, that we will discuss in this article. What is Medieval Art? The Medieval period of art existed between and AD during which the medieval period in history existed.
The medieval period of art was looked upon as an age of beliefs and religious faiths. It was laden with work that depicted fears and superstitions. This was due to the fact that the people during the medieval period believed more in superstitions.
As a result, they were filled with fear. Even the part of the medieval times that were known as Dark Ages had some dark effect on art. When we look at the works of the artists of the medieval period, we can see that the colors are dull or darker.
This is simply because of the atmosphere in the world during that time with the church spreading fear of God and people not being able to think for themselves. Donatello, Giotto, Filippo Brunelleschi are some names of famous medieval painters.
What is Renaissance Art? On the other hand, the Renaissance period of art lasted from 14th century to 17th century during which the Renaissance period of the history also existed.
This was from about AD until modern art began. Renaissance was looked upon as an age of enlightenment. The Renaissance period of art was also looked upon as a rebirth period.
It was regarded as an age of hope. Superstitions and unwanted fear did not exist during the Renaissance art period.
People were beginning to think more logically without accepting everything that church said during this time. This change in the thought pattern was illustrated as paintings too.
The colors used by the artists of the Renaissance period in the making of their art pieces are brighter. In other words, it can be said that Renaissance artists used richer colors in their depiction of art. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael are some names of famous renaissance painters.
What is the difference between Medieval and Renaissance? This is from about AD until modern art began.I. Introduction.
This essay briefly describes the transition between the Baroque and Classical forms, presents some of the parallel world events, and discusses baroque and classical characteristics. Descriptions and pictures of a bunch of musical instruments.
Most of these are early (i.e. pre-Baroque), non-Western, or obscure, but I've included some that should be familiar to most readers for comparison, because they have an interesting history, or just because I felt like it.
Facts about Village Life in The Medieval Ages. In The Middle Ages people were busy: The Village was the central place where people lived, worked, socialized, married, attended festivals and church, gave birth to and eventually died.
Sighisoara - City Highlights. The origins of Sighisoara city go back to the Roman times. During the First Century AD, the Dacians (ancient inhabitants of the territory of modern Romania which eventually will develop into the Romanian people), built a fortification called Sandava.
Pythagorean Tuning 4. Pythagorean tuning in more detail. Originally I was tempted to label this section "Mathematical aspects of Pythagorean tuning," but decided that such a title might discourage some readers mainly interested in practical details of implementing this tuning on various instruments ranging from medieval harps to organs and electronic synthesizers.
Alexander Nagel is Professor Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He lectures and writes widely on Renaissance and modern art, both for academic journals and art magazines such as Cabinet, ARTNews and Artforum.