Donatello’s David (1430) was the first full length male statue.
Michaelangelo’s David (1501-1504) had taller proportions which made it look more beautiful which brought it closer to god and the ideal types. It was said to be a reflection of the beauty of the soul. It’s nude because it’s an idealised individual, he doesn’t need clothes. No clothes=closer to God.
Raphael The Three Graces.
Franceso Goya-The Naked Maja
The Clothed Maja
Cindy Sherman Recreated Rennaissance Paintings.
We also got shown some live art, such as the work of Heather Cassils, who is a female extreme body builder who holds poses for a long time to show the stress on her body.
And the weird Ron Athey who uses spears to impail himself, this I did not like to watch so cannot write much about it.
I did like this lecture, especially the start because the old renaissance art has always inspired me in my photography and back when I did art at college. I really love learing about the history of things, so to learn about the history of how the figure was interpreted was really interesting.