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Hollywood, Jack Black, and the Italian Renaissance

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:56 AM
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by Edward Lifson ( last modified Jan 30, 2011



I used to live in Italy and I'd walk around and see art like this:

Now I live in the U.S. and I drive around and I see art like this:

Renaissance Italy                               
Hollywood taps into hard-wired high culture.

Bottom: Renaissance Ideal City.  I suppose neither US cities nor Italian cities look quite like that today. Or ever did. 
Jack Black in Gulliver's Travels - 2010  Piero della Francesca - The Ideal City
Andrea Mantegna The Lamentation over the Dead Christ 1480 Pinacoteca di Brera of Milan, Italy.vanishing perspective




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