Renaissance Classicism
It was a form of art that removed unrelated detail and showed the world as it was.
Classicism gave birth to two movements. A movement that was extremely anti-classicist, Mannerism, and later on a movement that became a kind of embellished Classicism on a large scale portraying power and authority - Baroque.

Leading Artists:
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Raphael
  • Michelangelode

In a way Mannerism represented the human soul during the Reformation, defined itself by breaking all the rules. Baroque art entered the scene after the Reformation bringing with it grandness and normality. The use of light, shadow, foreshortening, and perspective had been perfected and was at the fingertips of these great artists.
Classicism idealized the world as it was and as the artist felt it. Classicism left out the extra detail to go for the truth of the matter and emphasize the noble. This style of painting was the first to stress a balance and harmony in art and nature. n
Da Vinci: The Last Supper
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Raphael: The School of Athens
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Michelangelo: The Last Judgment
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