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  • Artists Patrons
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    Patron-Artist Relations in the Renaissance The subject of artist-patron relations has been a touchy one since the beginning of the phenomenon. Nowadays it does not take such great precedence, as the artist leans more toward a personal, individual type of art typical of freelance. Serious commissions exist only in public art and architecture, where the needs and feelings of a large group are considered. Artist and patron must work out a compromise as to what is acceptable and also respects the ai...
  • Art During The Renaissance
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    The Italian Renaissance began in Florence in about 1420. The Renaissance was really a re-interpretation of classical ideas and how they were applied in fifteenth century within a Christian context. The classical ideas that they were trying to re-interpret were those of the Greeks and Romans. The Renaissance was also a time of great wealth, especially among religious bodies and wealthy families including the Medici and Sforza. These groups wanted to be glorified and many times this is where the a...
  • Beautiful City By Its Artistic Guilds
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    Life in A Renaissance City '... the most varied forms of human development are found united in the history of Florence, which in this sense deserves the name of the first modern State in the world, ' (Burckhardt) Florence was the birthplace of the renaissance and the perfect example of a renaissance city. The city was founded during the Roman Empire but didn't become important until the time of the renaissance. They had guilds, the patronage system, spectacular architecture, and was the home to ...
  • Great Changes In Education Of The Renaissance
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    Humanism During the Renaissance The Renaissance was an incredibly important turning point in Western Intellectual and Cultural Tradition. All of these changes centered around the idea of Humanism -- in which, people became less 'God Centered' and more 'Human-centered'. I have narrowed down these changes, and will discuss in detail, these changes in three major categories: Political, Education, and the Humanism of Arts. The major changes of the Renaissance were from the old Feudal System of the M...
  • Renaissance Artists
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    The concept of humanism developed during the Renaissance, or "rebirth" period. Humanism and the Renaissance are an era of transition between the Middle Ages and the modern age. During the Renaissance, people became less "God Centered" and more "Human-Centered". In previous history, art was used by the church to educate the illiterate. Even if the church did not commission the artists, they often choose to depict biblical scenes in their work. During the Renaissance, however, humanism changed the...
  • Most Significant Drawings In Renaissance Science
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    LEONARDO DA VINCI The term Renaissance man was used to describe this great man, Leonardo Da Vinci. He was the man of so many accomplishments in so many areas of human endeavor that his like has rarely been in human history. Casual patrons of the arts know him as the painter of the "Mona Lisa" and the great "Last Supper", painted on the wall of the dining hall in the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. These paintings alone would have assured him enduring fame as an artist, but...
  • Sculptures Since The Renaissance
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    Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello, Massaccio... these are a few artists of the Renaissance that impacted the era. With these artists a cult of genius began in the Renaissance. There was the Age of Exploration when Columbus "discovered" America in 1492, as well as Magellan's and other Europeans' discoveries around areas of Africa. The African slave trade fueled European Renaissance. There were several works that helped establish the era such as the "Arenal Chapels at Papua" which was a dramatization of ...
  • Social Status Of The Artist
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    Humanism was a new way of thinking that came about in fourteenth century, the time of the Renaissance. Many scholars refer to it as the Spirit of the Renaissance. Humanism was a lay phenomenon that emphasized human beings as opposed to deities as well as their interests, achievements and capabilities. Humanism is derived from the Latin word humanitas, which Cicero, the noted orator of the Roman Empire, referred to as the literary culture needed by anyone who would be considered educated and civi...
  • Themes Of Renaissance Artists
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    The main focus of art from the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance period involved fundamental changes in the way individuals viewed their world. A central element of the Renaissance was the rediscovery of ancient world of Greece and Rome. The ancient classics of philosophy, literature, and science inspired the development of empirical methods to pursue studies in these fields. As Europeans became increasingly aware of classical knowledge some like Galileo began to build on that knowledge actua...
  • Most Famous From The Renaissance Period
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    Between the 1300's and 1500's, Europe experienced a period of cultural rebirth known as the Renaissance, marking the transition from medieval times to modern times. The Renaissance brought new importance to individual expression, self-consciousness and worldly experience. The Renaissance man and woman characterized the Renaissance ideals. A renaissance man was a well- educated gentleman who had cultural grace, courage and who understood the arts and sciences. On the other hand, a Renaissance wom...
  • Italian Renaissance Art
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    Italian Renaissance Art's Affect on Today's Culture World History David 1 Many of us today have things in our culture that we appreciate without thinking about where they have come from. The things we enjoy so much could be from another culture, and even another place in time. This document will explore the influence of Italian Renaissance art on today's civilization, which has greatly changed the art of today. The Renaissance was a time period that began in the early 1300's and lasted into the ...
  • Period Three Key Artist
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    Throughout history many art movements have emerged that artists and styles are classified under. One large contributing movement over the time period from about 1450 to about 1600 was known as the Italian Renaissance. However, what a large portion of people do not realize is that the Italian Renaissance was actually two main movements during that period of time. Each movement had key artists and a variation in style from the other movements. These two movements in the Italian Renaissance have be...
  • Female Artist St Catherine Of Bologna
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    Prior to the fifteenth century, very few works of art were signed and virtually no information on their artists, male or female, was recorded. However, beginning in the early Renaissance, the identities of artists and their stories begin to be preserved. Any study of the art of this period will undoubtedly include the study of the lives and works of the great masters such as Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci, but rarely is there any mention of their female contemporaries. W...
  • Renaissance Age
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    The Renaissance Renaissance, French for "rebirth", perfectly describes the intellectual and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. During the era known by this name, Europe emerged from the economic stagnation of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also, and perhaps most importantly, the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific, and political thought turned in new directions. The renaissance could ...
  • Renaissance Period In Art History
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    In the Florence Cathedral, Florence, Italy, there is a cathedral church whose octagonal dome, built without the aid of scaffolding, was considered the greatest engineering feat of the early Renaissance. Dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, Our Lady of the Flower, it is also known as the Duomo, after the Italian word for cathedral. Created by many great Early Modern artists, this piece of architecture is a perfect example the Renaissance style. We can come to a better understanding of why this is ...
  • Great Changes In Education Of The Renaissance
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    The Rennaissance was an incredibly important turning point in Western Intellectual and Cultural tradition. All of these changes centered around the idea of Humanism-in which, people became les "God Centered" and more "Human Centered". These changes can be narrowed down into three major categories; Political, Educational, and the Arts. The Major political changes of the renaissance were from teh old Feudal system of the Middle Ages into a more flexible and liberal class system. Ths i was most not...
  • People Of The Renaissance
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    Renaissance, French for rebirth, perfectly describes the intellectual and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century. This intellectual movement developed in Italy, more specifically Florence. It is meant to imply a rebirth of the way of life of antiquity or a new set of attitudes that use Ancient Rome and Greece as models. During this period, in Italy, the breakdown of the Roman Empire is taking place- Northern Italy is being overrun from the East. The...
  • Leonardo And Chagall's Paintings The Time Period
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    "You do as you experienced". Employing artistic and literary devices towards the equivalent goal to reproduce forms of imagination to which the mind will recur with pleasure, a binding link between art and literature is established. A proof to this link is that both art and literature reflect the social context in which they were produced. The social context in which an artist lives in heavily influences his or her painting. During the Renaissance, an age that spanned the fourteenth to sixteenth...
  • Leading Renaissance Artists
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    To what extent was the Renaissance in Europe the product of individual creative geniuses? Renaissance is the name of the great intellectual and cultural movement of the revival of interest in classical culture that occurred in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries -- a period that saw the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times. The influence of Greek and Latin culture that occurred as a result of the formation of extensive Latin cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean after th...
  • Third Great Achievement Of The European Renaissance
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    As civilizations began to blossom across the world the civilizations began to remove themselves from being referred to as others. They began to fade away from resembling other civilizations. Each one brought it's own unique form of great achievement to society. As we remember these societies today we most greatly remember the lasting impressions that their distinctive achievements in sculpture, architecture, and painting gave to the world. As you look at China under the Song dynasty it is eviden...

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