When creating new tank drum engravings or models, we get inspired by absolutely different things from religious stories to pictures of carved lamps accidentally found on the Internet. This time the whole Renaissance era inspired us.
The Renaissance goes back to the beginning of the XIV century, when the Byzantine Empire fell. The Byzantines then fled to Europe, particularly to Italy, and took their entire cultural heritage with them, including literature, painting, sculpture and other works of art.
Many European leaders were amazed by Byzantine culture due to its antique motifs, so it inspired them to create their own masterpieces. Thus, Miguel de Cervantes wrote his prominent novel named Don Quixote, Michelangelo Buonarroti painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel, Leonardo da Vinci created the Mona Lisa painting (La Gioconda) and Sandro Botticelli amazed the world by the painting named Birth of Venus. As for music, the organ became the main instrument, and then it was joined by violas, lutes, harpsichords, clavichords, cembalos and virginals.
The Renaissance became a stable symbol of cultural high noon in Europe. And Kosmosky craftsmen designed and developed a new tank drum series named after it.
Angels always inspired artisans and craftsmen of the Renaissance, as one of the supreme goals of art was to create an image of the ideal man. These beautiful creatures suited to the creative spirit of the Renaissance to great effect.
Putti (child angels) were a symbol of innocence and purity in the art of the Renaissance. They were the harbingers of earthly love and Cupid’s entourage, holding sway over the moral world of humans and gods, and controlling their hearts and will.
According to the art of the Renaissance, an eagle is a very vivid and powerful image, a symbol of goodness, nobility and generosity. Noble families used this image on their family crests.
"Lord of the Winds"
Artists of the Renaissance saw personal beauty in nature, that’s why live characters can be often seen in natural motifs. In their works, artisans and craftsmen of the Renaissance glorified life, nature and all the beauty that was in it.
Artists of the Renaissance used to learn new things from nature and bring natural motifs into their art. Everything made sense in their works. The harvest and fertility are related to the spirit of that era, when love for harmonious and natural things was revived. Works of art of that time quenched thirst for beauty like juicy ripe fruit and also gave a new hope.