Italy was the center of art development during the Renaissance. Italian city states found themselves at the center of the incredible heyday of visual culture, which not only influenced generations ahead, but also redefined what it meant to be an artist. Italy’s most famous oil paintings were created during this time. Artists and sculptors were seen not only as artisans, but also as creators expressing something deeply personal.
Renaissance – the heyday of Italian art
Italian art reached its peak during the Renaissance due to the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. These three artists created Italy’s most famous paintings, including Mona Lisa, the Creation of Adam, and the School of Athens. Three great masters were followed by Caravaggio, who was one of the most outstanding artists of the Baroque era. His masterpiece was the oil painting “The Call of St. Matthew” created in Italy.
In his painting “Pictures of Italy,” Weil Peter described the period of the early Renaissance in the Italian art, which was associated with such names as Giotto di Bondone, Simone Martini and Ambrogio Lorenzetti. These masters of painting raised oil paintings in Italy to a new expressive stage. The artists of the early Renaissance revolutionized Western art. In the painting “Pictures of Italy” Weil described in detail their manner of capturing gestures, faces, sadness, and joy of people from life.
Modern paintings of Italy
Modern times have brought changes, some artists no longer create oil paintings in Italy. Throughout the journey among the creators there were outstanding personalities who highlighted the problems of their time. In addition to the rich art heritage that continues to inspire new generations of novice creative artists, paintings in Italy are represented by new means of expression.
They are widely known for their surrealistic plots in the paintings of the streets of Italy, where humorous and gloomy moods are often conveyed. Artists create epic modern landscapes of Italy in paintings that reflect a vision of the coexistence of man and landscape. They map the imprint of man on earth and at the point where civilization meets nature.