I agree with the statement. I believe that the artists should take the most credit for making the Renaissance possible because their works brought about a new world view towards humanity. However, other factors should also be considered besides the artists, but I feel that the artists should take the most credit for making the Renaissance possible.
The Renaissance was a period of time between the 14th and 17th centuries, an intellectual movement that caused people to have new views about the world. The focus of people was shifted from being a religious society to a more secular and rational one, focusing on humanism rather than religion.
Firstly, the artists helped bring about the Renaissance with their works of art. Many extremely skilled artists were around at that time, creating exquisite art pieces that were aesthetically pleasing and thus changed the way people appreciated art. They mostly focused on drawing and sculpting images of humans, portraying them as very capable and promoting humanism, which was a philosophy which focused on humans being the highest intelligent being in existence. The drawings and sculptures were usually of extremely detailed, showing the muscular systems and body proportions very well. This was a way that they praised mankind, turning away from religion and focusing more on secularism, because, during the Renaissance, man was supposedly capable of anything, including creating perfect replicas of a human figure carved into marble. Also, the artists revolutionised the way people think and create ideas. If not for these artists, people might not have realised that mankind was capable of these, to be able to embrace their creativity – a key factor that made the Renaissance possible. Examples of creativity include architecture like St Peter’s Basilica, literature like William Shakespeare’s