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The High Renaissance

The High Renaissance

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will introduce High Renaissance art and architecture and consider several examples of the work of Leonardo da Vinci.
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Terms to know

Scientific Illustration

Drawings made with the goal of communicating information regarding the structure and appearance of an object.


The branch of science that deals with the physical structure of plants and animals.


An important method of shading using gradations of values and strong contrasts of light and dark to create a sense of volume. This method enhances the illusion of three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional plane.


A painting technique that involves subtle tones blending into one another without harsh outlines, creating a "smoky" appearance.


Cleaning and repairing a work of art in order to bring it back to its original state as much as possible.


Repairing a work of art in order to avoid any further damage.



Image of Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Da_Vinci_Vitruve_Luc_Viatour.jpg; Image of Leonardo da Vinci, The Fetus and Lining of the Uterus, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Da_Vinci_Studies_of_Embryos_Luc_Viatour.jpg; Image of Leonardo da Vinci, Self Portrait, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Leonardo_da_Vinci_-_Self-Portrait_-_WGA12798.jpg; Image of Leonardo da Vinci, Virgin of the Rocks, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Leonardo_da_Vinci_-_Virgen_de_las_Rocas_%28Museo_del_Louvre,_c._1480%29.jpg; Image of Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mona_Lisa,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouched.jpg; Image of Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%C3%9Altima_Cena_-_Da_Vinci_5.jpg