Comparing and Contrasting Artistic Styles and Eras This paper shall compare and contrast eight works of art from different eras by examining the history, subject, composition, formal elements and sources of inspiration for each work of art. Placing the art in its historical context will help to elucidate what inspired the different artists during various eras. The first era to be discussed is the Renaissance, which was a time where humanism began to greatly influence artists and shape the works of art that they produced. The Renaissance era also saw artists using greater attention to detail and having their works promote “virtuous action” (“Renaissance Art”, 2011, n.p .). El Greco’s paintings of St. Francis venerating the crucifix (1595)...The end:
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