Rodney A. Mathis
June 2, 2014
Dr. Julie Kares
Renaissance Time Capsule
As part of my introduction to humanities class, I was required to probe for a concealed time capsule from both the Renaissance and the Baroque ages. Thereafter, I was required to identify at least two examples of art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature depicted during the periods. By doing so, I expected to identify how these examples reflected world events and cultural blueprints of their periods. The Renaissance refers to the cultural transformations witnessed in Europe between the fourteen-century and the sixteen-century (Cheremeteff, 2000). The transformations originated in Italy before spreading to the other …show more content…
The two composers were very popular in Europe during the late medieval and the early Renaissance periods (Friedell, 2008). Because during the Renaissance age there were no modern musical technologies, the above findings would provide a reflection of how the Renaissance musicians composed, sang, and passed over their music. For the age of Baroque, I expect to unravel Jacopo Peri and Tomaso Giovanni’s musical notes. Just like the Renaissance music, the Baroque music will reveal how the predecessors of modern music influenced the modern music.
Architectures witnessed in the two time capsules are considered stunning because of the combination of various religious and cultural architectural designs (Friedell, 2008). During the Renaissance age, architectures came up with a number of structures that appealed to passion and reason. A popular architectural description I expect to unravel in my exploration is Château de Chambord. The structure is popular around the world owing to its unique French Renaissance architecture. Another architectural description I would expect to unravel would be Florence Cathedral. The two structures’ descriptions would reflect on how the 16th and 17th centuries’ architectures influenced the 18th, 19th, and modern architectures (Friedell, 2008). Concerning Baroque architectures, I expect to unravel descriptions of Elector's Palace in Trier, Germany and Santa Susanna in Rome, Italy. The two structures’ descriptions