ART IN ITALY
The ancient legacy of a land visited by the Gods.
Italy and art, an indissoluble binomial. A wedding of genius, ability, passion, ingenious intuition. Many are the characters who have scored The history of Italian art and then world art. An invaluable legacy that defines what It means being human and what heights can reach the intellect and soul of a people. From the big Cultural capitals of Magna Grecia, which led the ancient world around the Mediterranean and up at the ends of the Earth through the period Roman and Latin, Italy was the beacon of that world made of great ideas and great characters.
A world that with its intuitions is at the base of the current world.With the fall of the Western Roman Empire, his Eastern counterpart lived another thousand years with capital in Constantinople. Byzantine artists worked in Italy and their works circulated in Italy influencing artistic culture deeply until the 13th century.
The Renaissance began in the 14th century in Italy, from the humanistic revival of the literature of Petrarch and Boccaccio. The rediscovery of Roman art, of perspective, proportions in the body and of the use of light revolutionized the world of european art. The first center affected by the new culture was Florence, followed at a distance by the other Courts of Italy (Mantova, Ferrara, Urbino…), from papal Rome. The initiating artists of this revolution were Filippo Brunelleschi and Leon Battista Alberti for architecture, Masaccio, Filippo Lippi and Sandro Botticelli for painting, Donatello and Lorenzo Ghiberti for the sculpture.
From the Renaissance there are masterpieces of Michelangelo, Leonardo, of Botticelli, of the Venetian school. The whole peninsula is a treasure chest Inexhaustible of absolute masterpieces. In figurative art, in architecture, In urban planning. Italy is the real treasure chest of world art.