The Renaissance in Europe

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The Renaissance in Europe

Post  Alicia M. on Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:13 pm

The Renaissance was a time of creativity, interest in learning, and a desire to explore the human experience. A set of new ideas was known as Humanism. In this period of time, humans tried to understand how human and everything that surrounds it works. The Renaissance began in Italy due to the fact that Italy had been the center of the Romane Empire, it was the logical place for the rebirth to begin. They had centers of trade and manufacturing, and most of all, they were very wealthy and powerful. The merchants role during the Renaissance was quite important, the helped political power, they were wealthy, their attitudes and interests helped shape the renaissance. They forced education and individual achievements and they also spent lavishly to support the arts. Unlike medieval scholars who focused on life after death, Renaissance thinkers were Humanists, which means that they believed that it was love of learning that made men and women truly human.


As you can see in those paintings, the Renaissance painting (left) is definitively more realistic than the one painted during the Middle Age (right). They used different technics such as perspective, which helped them to make the paintings look as real as possible.
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Post  Vasilisa on Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Leonardo da Vinci was known as a perfect humanism in the Renaissance. He was an artist, scientist, inventor, etc. He spend almost all of his time working on different things and people say that he hardly had any time to sleep.

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