The world of artistic culture of the Renaissance in Europe: a figure, works, the content of creativity

Doer Country Artworks Content of creativity
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) England “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet”, “Othello”, “King Lear” and others. Shakespeare’s comedies are striking in their liveliness, sparkling wit. There are many wonderful, wise and proud people in his tragedies. Heroes love and suffer, make mistakes, get disappointed, fight for their happiness and most often lose in this fight
Miguel Cervantes (1547-1616) Spain “Don Quixote” Behind the seemingly ridiculous actions of the insane Don Quixote – wisdom, nobility and humanity; the last knight of good in the world of injustice helps people to become a little better
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Italy “Madonna Litta “, “La Gioconda”, “The Last Supper”, etc. Leonardo was a brilliant painter and astute explorer. Long-term experiments taught him to depict volume with the finest shades, the play of light. He was able to show a world inaccessible to the imagination of a mere mortal
Michelangelo Buonarroti


Italy “David”, “Moses”, ” Pieta “, the painting of the Sistine Chapel, the dome of the Church of St. Peter in Rome, etc. He considered sculpture “the first of the arts”, best of all glorifying man, his beauty. “David” was supposed to remind the authorities of fair management and courageous defense of the city. The painting of the dome of the Sistine Chapel is a few scenes from the Book of Genesis
Raphael Santi (1483-1520) Italy “Madonna Ko-nestabile “, “Sistine Madonna”, “School of Athens”, etc. The world in Raphael’s paintings looks perfect and beautiful, harmonious and calm
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Peasant) (between 1525 and 1530-1569) Netherlands “Peasant Dance”, “Seasons” series (“Harvest”, “Return of the Hunters”) Nicknamed Muzhitsky for his love of portraying commoners and folk scenes. In the awkward movements and awkward figures of the characters of Bruegel the Elder, their rustic faces, the strength and power of the people are guessed


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