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High Renaissance

noun
1.
a style of art developed in Italy in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, chiefly characterized by an emphasis on draftsmanship, schematized, often centralized compositions, and the illusion of sculptural volume in painting.
Compare Early Renaissance, Venetian (def 2).
Origin of High Renaissance
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • The art of the High Renaissance was conditioned by the demands of its patrons.

    Art Clive Bell
  • In the fine arts the High Renaissance has a score of famous men.

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick
  • Giovanni Bellini lived into the sixteenth century, but never quite attained the rank of a High Renaissance painter.

  • Only one of them, Leonardo, can be classed among the High Renaissance men.

  • There are many who doubt the superiority of the voluptuous art of the High Renaissance.

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • At Venice in the High Renaissance the art-for-art's-sake motive made the crest of light and color.

  • He achieved equal success in the other branch of the policy, and revelled in the kindred spirit of the High Renaissance.

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick
  • We must see many in the work of every artist until we come to the great painters of the High Renaissance.

    Barbara's Heritage Deristhe L. Hoyt
  • In Florence after the close of the High Renaissance twilight darkened rapidly.

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick
  • The work of any artist of the High Renaissance, whose aim is purely artistic, is not difficult to understand.

    Barbara's Heritage Deristhe L. Hoyt
British Dictionary definitions for High Renaissance

High Renaissance

noun
1.
  1. the High Renaissance, the period from about the 1490s to the 1520s in painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe, esp in Italy, when the Renaissance ideals were considered to have been attained through the mastery of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael
  2. (as modifier): High Renaissance art
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