Impact Of Renaissance Art

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Throughout the course of human history, art in one form or the other has been instrumental in capturing the spirit of the time in which it was created as well as impact the world around it for generations. Nowhere was this truer than during the period often referred to as the revival of the interest in art known as the Renaissance. Many respected historians have gone on record and stated that this period in their opinions was the greatest moment for the arts in the recorded history of the human race. Several periods have had dramatic impacts on the art world with their introductions of new techniques and innovative artist, but very few have had the extraordinary effects on art as experienced during this period. The Renaissance period was truly…show more content…
Its impact soon spread to Europe and eventually stretched far beyond the borders of Italy and the neighboring European territories. The period referred to as the Renaissance spanned over a period of approximately four hundred years and saw some of the most remarkable changes both in the way art was viewed by the public and its presentation by the now legendary artists of the day. This amazing period represented a rebirth in the arts as sculptures and art pieces beginning in this period began taking on a more naturalistic representation as well as displaying what can be described as real emotions. The philosopher Petrarch believed that Christ’s birth had ushered in what he called an “age of faith” which he felt had blinded the world to learning. Petrarch believed that human beings and not God’s will determined their destinies. This period saw a remarkable surge in human learning, innovations, and…show more content…
Lorenzo Ghiberti who was born in Pelago, near Florence, Italy, in 1378, was well-trained by his father, Bartoluccio Ghiberti who was a well-respected goldsmith in Florence. In 1401, Lorenzo Ghiberti began work for a commission sponsored by the Arte Di Calimala (cloth importers guild) to make a pair of bronze doors for the Baptistery of Florence. Ghiberti brought more of Gothic/Christian side into the renaissance; his influence was seen as keeping a darker side of the world alive. He soon opened a workshop where now legendary sculptures Donatello and Michelozzo would study under
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