Mirabello Cavalori. Wool Factory. 1570-72. Oil on slate. Studiolo, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.
Naturalism: An approach to art in which objects are depicted by the artist as they are empirically observed rather than according to stylistic or conceptual preconceptions. Art of the Greek Classical period is sometimes described as the first naturalistic art and that of the Italian Renaissance as a revival of naturalism. (Michael Clarke)