This lesson will explore some examples of early Renaissance art in Florence.
Florence from the Nuremberg Chronicles, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nuremberg_chronicles_-_FLORENCIA.png , Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Competition Panels, Creative Commons, http://www.studydroid.com/index.php?page=viewPack&packId=94687, Masaccio, Holy Trinity, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Masaccio,_trinit%C3%A0.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, Donatello, David, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donatello_-_David_-_Floren%C3%A7a.jpg, Donatello, St. Mark, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stmark.jpg, Doryphoros, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doryphoros_MAN_Napoli_Inv6011-2.jpg
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.
A form of perspective in which the lines of manmade objects (roads, buildings) are at right angles to the picture plane and converge toward a vanishing point.
The point on the horizon where the straight lines of linear perspective converge. The two sides of a road appear to come together at the vanishing point.
In mathematics, two lines or curves are orthogonal if they are perpendicular or at right angles at the point of intersection.