The Renaissance was a cultural movement during the 14th and 17th centuries. It began in Italy and eventually spread through the rest of Europe. The literal translation from French to English is “rebirth”. Historians consider the renaissance the beginning of modern history. The ideas were exchanged between different groups. New inventions helped spread learning during this time. The Renaissance witnessed the emergence of many distinctive personalities. The art stressed personality, uniqueness, genius, and the full development of ones capabilities and talents. The art of the renaissance compared to medieval art. The art was characterized by classical balance, harmony, and restraint. In the early 15th century art remained overwhelmingly religiously in nature. Later 15th century art became more secular and included a greater amount of Greco- Roman themes. In the later 15th century, more secular art did not completely eliminate religious topics. The Renaissance glorification of the human body revealed the secular spirit of the age. Renaissance portraits began to mirror reality as realism began to dominate. The individual portrait began to emerge as a new distinct artistic genre. During the renaissance the status of the artist improved greatly. They did not produce unsolicited works, but rather only worked for a patron. Many of the era’s artists were able to achieve great wealth as they were respected, rewarded, and distinguished. The artist did not do their artwork to become famous unlike modern day artists. The church was one of the largest patrons of the arts. Patrons could be wealthy individuals or groups such as guilds or religious institutions. From 1050 to 1300, there was great economic and commercial growth in Europe and the continent. There was a great population growth during this time. Urban Centers are the driving force of the 11th century commercial growth. Trade and cultural diffusion were as a result of the crusades. Wealth allowed greater material pleasure and leisure time to appreciate and patronize the arts. The northern Italian city-states were…
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In the mid-1400s, the middle age has endured since the fall of the Roman empire. A new age was beginning. The new age and changes that started in Italy and then spread throughout Europe were called the Renaissance. The word renaissance is French for rebirth. During that age, the countries of Europe experienced a time of financial growth. It was an age with artistic, social, scientific, and political changes that turned into new directions.
The Renaissance – Birth to the Modern World
Was the Renaissance the birth to the modern world we live in today? In my opinion, yes it was. The modern world we live in today is a grown up version of what the world was like during the time of the renaissance. The Science, Technology, and Culture of the renaissance are taken to a deeper level in the Modern world as we see today. So yes, the renaissance is the beginning to the modern world we live in today with a moderate change in technology, science…
The Renaissance, meaning “rebirth” in French, was a change in the way people lived and thought. In the Middle Ages in Europe, especially Italy, people were very religious and almost everyone was devotedly catholic. This gradually started to change during the time of The Renaissance. People started to think “Hang on, if God exists, why did he do all of these bad things to us?”
Other aspects of life that were affected by the Renaissance included art, architecture and science.…
Grade 8 Social Studies
10 June 2014
The rejuvenation of Greek and Roman art, culture, and knowledge expanded throughout Europe more than 500 years ago, all in the opening of the 14th century known as the Renaissance. Trading was enlarged as a result of the Crusaders and ideas were distributed from person to person. Following the Plague, arrived the restoring of Silk Road commerce and trade routes. Curiosity flourished among people and soon enough, ideas and inventions soared all throughout Europe…
Harlem Renaissance Artist
Part A: The Style of Art Impressionism: a style of painting developed during the late 19th century which consists of short brush strokes of bright colors. It emphasizes aspects of the particular object without attention to details.…
Section II: Transformation to Modern Society
A. The Renaissance:
● Many factors led to the changes that together comprise the spirit of the Renaissance.
● Although similarities do exist, the Renaissance is significantly different than the late medieval period.
● The influence of the classics and growing trade broadened the views of Renaissance citizens.
● Political structures varied in form from region to region, in Renaissance Europe.
● Differences existed between medieval and Renaissance art.
Over the years, historians have talked about the Renaissance and called it the time of change where mostly everything from laws to church to the people to cities to schools of Europe changed. The Renaissance was a time when the people of Europe felt betrayed by the church because of corruption and a man named Martin Luther brought it to the forefront through his 95 theses on the church door. When Gutenberg invented the printing press everyone knew…
During the 14th Century, Italy went through a revolution called the Renaissance. There were many figures in history to help along this cultural shift. One of these figures was Coluccio Salutati, an Italian Humanist and the last Chancellor of Florence before the rise of the Medici family. As chancellor, Salutati was able to use his powerful position to make a huge impact on the beginnings of the Renaissance Revolution.
Salutati was appointed chancellor in 1375 and held the position until his death…
Meaning of “Humanism” and “Renaissance”:
* Traditionally, humanism and the renaissance were seen as a momentous cultural change, which ended the middle ages and began the (early) modern period
* “Humanism,” was a term used at the time (more on that in a moment. But modern scholars have their own meaning: a shift in values, a new focus on the worth of human life, and human abilities, and human virtue (that certain people make for good moral models)
* “Renaissance” (a term never used at the…
Lesson 28 The Renaissance Begins
Lesson 29 Florence: The Cradle of the Renaissance
Lesson 30 Leading Figures of the Renaissance
Lesson 31 The Reformation Begins
Lesson 32 The Spread and Impact of the Reformation
Geography Challenge 7
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