Intense innovation of the 15th century
"The 15th century was a period of intense exploration and innovation for painters, sculptors, and , architects." -Brian Mate 1997
The 15th century, was a time of restructuring,... a time of revolutionary thought,
and like other periods of mental restructuring, the world would never be the same again. In
this paper, I would like to show how mental restructuring , within the general population
and the art world, provided a new outlet for artist's and architects
In art, painters were starting to command an understanding of linear perspective,
the process of geometric relation in space on paper. Using these linear techniques,
painters were able to create stunningly realistic paintings and pictures that provided depth
and added realism to their work. The period was also a time where artists suddenly had
more freedom to create what they wanted to, rather than always being commisioned by the
church. Vivid colors, as well as a more creative movement towards individual style
developed. Painter's, as well as other artists, suddenly started moving in different directions
creatively giving way to a whole new world that included variety ,as well as, a new found
creativity. People in general developed a sense of splendor,more lively and seemed to try
to incorporate this into daily living as well as, art and architecture. With the general
population growing more educated and intelligent, artist's and the like, started to create
more intellectual forms of communication. It is at this time period that many of the
modern greats were founded, such as Michaelangelo or Leanardo Da Vinci.
The architecture of the period made a move from the more practical, sturdy
romanesque styles, to gothic styles which engaged high plumed towers and spires.
Contructions became more delicate looking, thin and high, making support walls...