Definition of High Renaissance

1. Noun. The artistic style of early 16th century painting in Florence and Rome; characterized by technical mastery and heroic composition and humanistic content.

Generic synonyms: Artistic Style, Idiom
Group relationships: Renaissance, Renascence

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Literary usage of High Renaissance

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1. Outlines of the History of Art by Wilhelm Lübke, Clarence Cook (1877)
"High Renaissance? (1500-1580.) > So long as the chief seat of the new school of architecture was in Florence, it retained that free, transitional character ..."

2. A Short History of Italy: (476-1900) by Henry Dwight Sedgwick (1905)
"... High Renaissance (1499-1521) WE are now at liberty to return to the great intellectual and artistic movement that lifted Italy to the primacy in Europe, ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The way was now prepared for the High Renaissance, wherein Florence gave place ... The High Renaissance, which, though exalting the present over the past, ..."

4. A History of Architecture by Fiske Kimball, George Harold Edgell (1918)
"It persisted when, in Bramante's studies for Saint Peter's, he introduced subordi- - UML FIG. 211—"High Renaissance" DETAILS. ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The High Renaissance of Northern Italy (outside of Venice) found its ... The chief painters of the High Renaissance in Venice were directly or indirectly ..."

6. A Text-book of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke (1915)
"CHAPTER VIII ITALIAN PAINTING THE High Renaissance— 1500-1600 BOOKS RECOMMENDED: Those on Italian art before mentioned, and also: Cox, Old Masters and New; ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In Rome, on the other hand, we find a style which is more proper to the High Renaissance, exemplified in works that are, as far as possible, free from all ..."

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