Art 16th century
The arts in the 16th century were influenced by the style of Renaissance. There were many famous artists that became prominent during this time, such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti. The styles of art from this time include Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassicism. Art in the 16th century was different from other periods because of how much experimentation was going on with new art techniques. One notable technique that was created in 15th-16th century art is sfumato. Sfumato is an Italian term meaning soft or hazy and it describes the effect of blending colors to give a soft look, rather than a hard one. Also, artists used oil paints during this time period more frequently than ever before, which allowed for more vibrant colors and tones. All of these new techniques led to different artwork than was previously seen before in the history of art. Artists during this time were also much focused on religious themes, such as religious paintings and sculptures of biblical figures. At the time, Artists were also inspired by the natural world. Nature was a large part of Renaissance art, but during this time artists started to study and value it more, which showed in their artworks. During the 16th century, art was becoming more realistic looking and more lifelike than ever before. Artists wanted to not just paint the appearance of things but also their actual essence, which is what gave art a new meaning in this time period. Artists during 16th century used different styles of art that would come into later years as well. The first style was Mannerism, which was popular during the 16th century. Mannerism started as a style of painting developed in Italy that used elongated figures and unrealistic colors. The style of Mannerism in Italy eventually influenced the style of art in other regions, such as Flanders and England. Another style of art that originated in the end of the 16th century Baroque, which includes an emphasis on intense emotion along with a great attention to detail. Baroque is known for a style of art that includes emotional intensity, which is shown through the use of bold colors and lighting.