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Renaissance Art

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Renaissance art includes a variety of media and genres, falling into the major categories of painting, sculpture, works on paper, objects, and architecture. The first four categories can be further subdivided into panel painting, frescoes, oil painting, portraits, genre scenes, sculptureintheround (ranging from monumental to miniature), reliefs, altarpieces, coins, drawings, prints, illuminated manuscripts, printed books, tapestries, jewelry, works in bronze, stone, ivory, and wood, and domestic objects such as dinnerware, clocks, and marriage chests (cassoni). Architecture in ...

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