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Late Gothic/ Early Renaissance in Italy

Late Gothic/ Early Renaissance in Italy

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will explore the transition toward a more humanist style in the arts that occurred in fourteenth-century Italian art.
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Notes on "Late Gothic/ Early Renaissance in Italy"

Key Terms

Maniera Greca

In Italian painting, the tendency to paint in the "Greek" style reminiscent of Byzantine icons, with stiff, flattened forms, hard lines that indicate folds in cloth, and the use of gold leaf.


A technique that depicts three-dimensional volume and space relationships on a flat surface.


Study or system of ethical practice that promotes human interests, values, scientific investigations and human pleasures in the natural world and often rejects the belief in God.


A cultural movement marking a time of accelerated activity and learning expressed by art and literature in Europe during the 14th to 17th centuries.


Usually freestanding, a bell tower.


An artistic approach that involves reproducing objects as they appear to the eye. This term is often used in art history as a substitute for realistic, to avoid any confusion with realism as an artistic movement.


In painting, the depiction of forms, particularly the human form, as having a rounded three-dimensional shape, indicated by the use of shadows.

Image Credits

Berlingheri, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bonaventura_Berlinghieri_Francesco.jpg, Cimabue, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cimabue_033.jpg, Giotto, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GiottoMadonna.jpg, Arena Chapel overview, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scrovegni.JPG, Giotto Lamentation, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Giotto_-_Scrovegni_-_-36-_-_Lamentation_(The_Mourning_of_Christ).jpg, Lorenzetti Effects of Good Government, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ambrogio_Lorenzetti_-_Effects_of_Good_Government_on_the_City_Life_(detail)_-_WGA13490.jpg, Cathedral of Florence exterior, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Duomo_Firenze_Apr_2008.jpg, Cathedral of Florence façade, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fa%C3%A7ade_cath%C3%A9drale_Florence.jpg, Giotto campanile, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Giotto%27s_campanile-263.jpg,  Siena Cathedal façade, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Duomo_di_Siena_IMG_4947.JPG