Tuscany villa rental with private pool, panoramic view and Italian Renaissance art gallery
Villa Tuscany's art gallery
As a tribute to Italian Rennaissance, Villa Tuscany has created an art gallery with several high quality reproductions of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca, Masaccio, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Alesso Baldovinetti and Ercole de' Roberti.
The Renaissance was a revolutionary cultural and artistic movement marked by a revival of ancient culture, occurring from 1400-1600. During this rich and exciting period, artists developed a new and modern style based on the influence of classical art, humanist philosophy, scientific advancements and wealthy patrons. The style - born in Florence, the so-called cradle of the Renaissance - spread across Italy and eventually across Europe thanks to the invention of the printing press and expansion of trade routes.
Italian Renaissance painting developed in the area of present-day Italy, which in the 15th and 16th centuries was not a unified country but a series of independent city states. The painters of Renaissance Italy often left their hometowns and traveled across Italy and beyond, spreading both artistic and philosophical ideas. Florentine painters - backed by the money of wealthy Florentine families in what was one of the most progressive, powerful cities in Italy at the time - were the first to incorporate the new ideas into their works as they attempted to depict a more natural and realistic style.
Italian Renaissance painting can be divided into four general periods:
The Proto-Renaissance begins with the Florentine painter Giotto and includes Taddeo and Agnolo Gaddi and Orcagna. The Early Renaissance was marked by the work of Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca and Verrocchio. The High Renaissance period included Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. The Mannerist period included Andrea del Sarto, Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino.