Renaissance Art Vs Ukiyo E Painting

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Ukiyo-e, which literally means "pictures of the floating world," has become an increasingly popular art from 1603 to 1806. These Ukiyo-e painting sprang from the Buddhist ideology that joy is transient and only detachment from desire will bring true enlightenment. The The Renaissance Art and Ukiyo-e paintings are similar but there are more differences like culture, materials, and style. Culturally, Renaissance paintings were Christian and Ukiyo-e were Japanese. Materials, Renaissance artist used costly brushes while Ukiyo-e paintings were painted using traditional brushes. Style, Renaissance was more difficult to use than Ukiyo-e Prints. Renaissance art started in Italy in the late 13 to14 centuries. During the Renaissance period, Italian…show more content…
Renaissance was way more developed as a society than Ukiyo-e. These prints were still beautiful and magnificent because they used ancient tools. They used dry pigments of both vegetables and mineral kinds are employed along with Chinese ink, or Sumi, for Japanese paintings ("Painting"). The ink was created by China, but later on Japanese made it their number one medium to use in ink paintings. Japanese ink paintings are either done on silk or paper made of hand-woven bark fibers ("Painting"). The cloth and the Sumi ink were a perfect match. With just two materials Ukiyo-e artists created delicate paintings of nature and Japanese culture. The Renaissance art used more modern and expensive materials to sculpt and paint. For sculpting, the most common is marble. This soft, white stone can be sculpted to reflect various textures and is very popular for both freestanding statues. Other artists may cast statues in bronze. Painting in the Renaissance was most commonly done as fresco, or murals painted onto plaster walls. For frescos, pigments were mixed with water and directly painted onto the wall. However, some artists did paint on wood using tempera paints, which are pigments that use egg yolk as a binder (Materials). Oil paints were popular in the Netherlands and near the end of the Renaissance, would be embraced by Italian artists as well. Oil paints dry more evenly, the colors do not bleed, and you do not get that yellow-ish tint that tempera paints sometimes end up with. The Renaissance artists were wealthy and some also made materials using their ideas. The Renaissance artists used more expensive and more recent materials. Ukiyo-e still used old techniques and old

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