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Renaissance Perspective: Why Did Art Become More Naturalistic in the Renaissance



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References:
The Arts of China by Michael Sullivan
Before and Beyond the Image: Aniconic Symbolism in Buddhist Art by Dietrich Seckel
Sacred Art in East and West by Titus Burckhardt
The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community by William H. McNeill
The Social History of Art by Arnold Hauser

0:00 - Introduction
3:53 - Clarifying the question
7:49 - Perspective in Chinese painting
11:09 - India: Buddhist and Hindu art
16:38 - 2 principles of culture
19:59 - The Optics of Euclid
24:13 - The formal elements of Medieval and Renaissance art
26:55 - Perspective
29:05 - Light in icons vs Renaissance painting
31:17 - Kinds of light in icons
36:08 - Symbolism: Romanesque vs Renaissance
38:40 - Re-presenting the visible vs making visible
41:06 - Portraiture
43:55 - The rise of the merchants
50:28 - Accounting for the changes in European art
53:39 - The priestly vs the merchant caste
55:50 - Renaissance portraits
58:39 - Cast shadows
1:00:00 - Perspective in Renaissance painting
1:02:00 - Conclusion
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