Art Movements

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Renaissance Art

This was a brief but very important period in Western European history and culture. The Italian Renaissance is considered to have begun in Florence in approximately 1400. The years from 1500 to about 1530, when painting and sculpture reached a peak of technical mastery and artistic perfection, are often referred to as the High Renaissance. Its influence spread throughout Europe and its influence continued into the 18th century.

Mayer, Ralph 1991, Dictionary of Art Terms & Techniques, Collins, pp. 348-349.

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You can also search by keyword for books on the Renaissance. If there is a particular Renaissance artist you are interested in then enter their name into the keyword or subject search:

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Referencing advice: The TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (author/date) format. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

If you are lucky enough to visit the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart there are additional guidelines you will be required to use when referencing material from their O-device. Please ask at the Library or your teacher for help.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by teachers in the visual arts is also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are inter-shelved with the Library material and may be found by using the Library catalogue.