ART IP 3
This paper discusses the differences between The Holy Trinity and the Birth of Venus. It discusses each painting individually to start with. It then compares and contrast the two different paintings. It discusses how they were made and what materials were used.
Today I am going to be comparing and contrasting two works of art from the Renaissance time period. The first work of art that I am going to be discussing is Holy Trinity by Masaccio. The second work of art that I am going to be discussing is The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. Both paintings were about 58 year’s part. They both have exquisite detail and color in them which really show the beauty of their work. I will attempt to compare and contrast these two great works of art.
The Holy Trinity by Masaccio was painted in 1427 and it is 667 cm x 317 cm in size. Masaccio was the first painter in the Renaissance to incorporate Brunelleschi's discovery in his art. He did this in his fresco called The Holy Trinity, in Santa Maria Novella, in Florence. (KhanAcademy, 2012) The painting depicts The Holy Trinity, which is The Father, The Son (Jesus), and The Holy Spirit. In this painting The Holy Spirit is represented by a dove which is symbolic in the Christian religion. The painting actually depicts Jesus on the cross with God The Father behind him, and the Dove or The Holy Spirit is flying between them. Mary Jesus’s mother is also pictured, as well as John The Baptist. (KhanAcademy, 2012) There are patrons towards the bottom of the painting observing the scene unfolding. Finally at the bottom of the painting there is a skeleton on a coffer with an inscription that says “What you are I once was; What I am, you will be.”
The Holy Trinity is a two dimensional work of art that is a Fresco it was painted onto a wall and in that process it actually became part of the wall. Pigment and water based inks are used to make frescoes like The Holy Trinity....