Renaissance Style Crucifix
The renaissance’s artistic achievement was its premise in a renewed awareness of the study of humanity and what it meant to be fully human. The wealth of high-art of this period was a profound renewal and interest in all of the human studies of the ancient Greek-Roman world.
In regards to the representation of the crucifixion, the Renaissance artists were confronted with a profound problem, as they had to represent both suffering and the thanksgiving combined in one scene. The renaissance evolved mastery in perspective, realism and anatomy that took religious medieval art icons to the realm of the cosmic.