In the Renaissance, however, human beings became the central focus of artistic expression in painting, sculpture, and architecture.” Within European society, the Middle Ages was classified as a time period of darkness consumed with little education or innovation. The medieval period was commonly viewed as an inte... ... middle of paper ... ...in Renaissance Italy deteriorating during invasions, culture persistently continued to impressively flourish as the Renaissance reached its highest artistic expression through its classical models and invention of new artistic customs, which proves how vital culture remained to this point in history. Humanism remained an impacting dominant cultural force in Renaissance Italy, gaining popularity amongst style and customs amongst Italian Renaissance artists and their modernized style of creating art. Historically, an artist’s individuality and consideration for untraditional customs had never been previously assumed imperative until the impacts of Italian Renaissance culture. Not only was the Italian Renaissance a movement associated with Greek and Latin Works, but more importantly it established a strong, forever impacting sense of culture among European history.
The renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement dating from the early 16th to the early 17th centuries. It is associated with the pan-European renaissance that many cultural historians believe originated in Tuscany. The English Renaissance started with King Henry I, but did not reach its full potential until the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It was during her reign that the renaissance reached the height of its popularity so much so it became known as the Elizabethan age. “The English renaissance was first launched by King Henry around the early 15th century” (the Renaissance back 2).
The progression in the economy and society would give birth to new ideas. And this period of interest in the European country is known as the Renaissance, a French word for “rebirth.” The dawn of the Renaissance came first from Italy, then making its way to France, and England. It is difficult to date the Renaissance accurately, but it may be mentioned that in Italy, the impact of Greek learning was felt when the Turkish conquest of Constantinople. The Greek scholars then fled and took refuge to Italy, carrying with them ancient Greek literature in manuscript, which would later be adopted and followed by so many scholars, throughout the world. The light of Renaissance came very slowly to the isolated island of England; roughly about the beginning of the sixteenth century, but its broad implication in England had heavy influence towards to country.
Gurmanderdeep Singh Professor Gebhardt April 1, 2014 Core Humanities 202 Renaissance and Italy’s Social and Political life The meaning of word Renaissance is “Rebirth”. It is referred to the period from about 1300 to 1550. It is used as a reference point to what was born again in that reckoning; it was the culture of classical antiquity. It has also been a controversial topic because it has been hard to interpret this period. Some scholars consider it as part of the late middle ages, a time characterized by decline and calamity, whereas other scholars are of the viewpoint that this period was the beginning of early modern Europe.
The following paper reviews the categories of renaissance art within this era, based on the artistic trends, location, amongst other factor. 1. The Pre-Renaissance art Otherwise referred to as the Proto-renaissance, art that falls under this criterion started in a Northern closed society of the current state Italy, shortly after the twelfth century (Stokstad and Michael, 2009, p. 49). Art from this era did not originally stand for an uncultivated deviation from any other medieval art. The impact of art from this era is observed in the region it started.
For the thinkers and also scholars of that age it was a time for the revival of classical learning and wisdom following an extended period of cultural decline and also inactivity. By the 16th century, already having been spread to the rest of Europe, the Renaissance had already touched and changed the themes of literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion, and also other themes to do with the human’s inquiry. Scholars from this ... ... middle of paper ... ...of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Renaissance (European History)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Renaissance arrived England long after due to detention of the printing press. Thus, it became an impossible thing to encourage literacy and help to spread new ideas. The other reason of this detention might be linked with the idea that British people give less importance to their language. The changing of religion that is made by the king is the most significant occasion which shows Renaissance officially affected on England. With this variation, religion no longer ruled their lives.
As it did, people grew interested in giving new life to Greek and Roman styles of art and architecture. Renaissance people began to create unique cultures of their own. Some Renaissance thinkers felt that they were living at the dawn of magnificent new era, leaving behind a time they considered “the dark ages.” They believe that they would not only revive the glories of the ancient world, but surpass them. This belief changed the life of European people. Historians now realize that the achievements were already present in medieval age.
Also, many rich courts tried to emulate the papal court. The Popes in Rome set an example to all the other rulers by having such a vast collection of artwork that it was doubtful that anyone would ever be able to compete with them. However the paintings in churches and nunneries had another purpose besides the one described above. The Pope and the ruler of any particular area needed to have obedient subjects. Religion was one way to keep people that obedient.
Beginning roughly around the year 1400 an era in Europe began; one that would shape the ideas and the lives of men. This era of rebirth or renaissance came within the fifteenth century through the revival of classical texts. One central effect of the Renaissance was the production of a new intellectual idea: humanism. Humanism being defined as a, “[t]erm invented in the 19th century. .