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Renaissance

referred to as the Renaissance was a time of great social and cultural change in Europe. Generally speaking, the Renaissance spanned from the 14th to the 16th centuries, spreading across Europe from its birthplace in Italy. During the Middle Ages, Italy was not the unified country that it is today. The Italian Peninsula was instead made up of a number of independent city-states, most of which were ruled by powerful families. The period of time during which the European Renaissance fell was between...

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Renaissance

Proto Renaissance art, 1280-1400 Italian Renaissance painting Giotto, Lamentation, Cappella degli Scrovegni In Italy in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, the sculpture of Nicola Pisano and his son Giovanni Pisano, working at Pisa, Siena and Pistoia shows markedly classicizing tendencies, probably influenced by the familiarity of these artists with ancient Roman sarcophagi. Their masterpieces are the pulpits of the Baptistery and Cathedral of Pisa. Contemporary with Giovanni Pisano, the...

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The Renaissance

| The Renaissance has been described as consisting of "a rebirth of the human spirit, a realization of the human potential for development." It occurred during the 14th -17th centuries in Europe. During the 1400s and 1500s in mostly Italy there was a major change that took place in all aspects of life. This was called the Renaissance and was a movement that helped gives rebirth to culture and the arts. This movement went away from the medieval times that had forced a feudalist system on its...

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The Renaissance

The Renaissance The Renaissance (16th and early 17th centuries): towards the end of the Middle Ages, after the loss of the English territories in France, England suffered thirty years of civil war fought by rival aristocratic families for the throne: the Wars of the Roses. The Welsh Tudor family was victorious and proceeded to secure its position. The dynasty ruled from 1485 to 1603, and was succeeded by Scottish relatives – and former opponents – the Stuarts. The military power of the aristocracy...

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Renaissance

Summary about Renaissance Renaissance is the Frech term was used to decribe an entire period of rebirth – “rebirth” of ancient traditional, took as its foundation the art of Classical antiquity, but transformed that tradition by the absorption of recent developments in the art of Northern Europe and by application of contemporary scientific knowledge. It is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of that period of European history known as the “Renaissance”, parallel with developments which...

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Renaissance

The Renaissance defined.-- "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. DANTE...

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The Renaissance

Renaissance Essay The Renaissance period was that of the rebirth of old values as well as the formation of new cultural and intellectual ideals. These novel ideas shaped the standards and outlooks of European society in many ways. Several of these ways included new tendencies towards secularism, humanism, and classicism. Through famous political writings and literature of the time, such as Oration on the Dignity of Man by Pico della Mirandola, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, The Decameron by...

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Renaissance

Revolutionary of Renaissance Art (briefly) Key dates: 1300s This movement began in Italy in the 14th century and the term, literally meaning rebirth, describes the revival of interest in the artistic achievements of the Classical world. Initially in a literary revival Renaissance was determined to move away from the religion-dominated Middle Ages and to turn its attention to the plight of the individual man in society. It was a time when individual expression and worldly experience became two...

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Renaissance Man and Renaissance Women

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 woman was supposed to marry well, be loyal...

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The Renaissance and Humanism

The renaissance and humanism The middle ages were a time of ignorance and lack of progress. The church had taken over the majority of power in the western world, and feudalism kept everyone in their place so that a time continued where the people of Europe made practically no progress. Humanism is the belief that a person has the power and duty to be the best person they can be. The middle ages could have stretched on loner, but due to the black plague exterminating a third of the population...

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