Renaissance sculpture


The Renaissance was a cultural movement that occurred in Western Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. It was born in the city of Florence (Italy) to later spread throughout Europe and was the result of the diffusion of the ideas of humanism, which determined a new conception of man and the world.

Within the different artistic disciplines, sculpture was ahead of architecture and painting, developing vertiginously.

Italian sculpture reacted against the aesthetic principles of the Gothic, assimilating the influence of classical antiquity, art, humanism and rationalism. The representations of man and nature were highlighted and moved away from the symbolic schematism of Gothic, recovering the naturalism of ancient Greco-Roman art.