The Importance Of The Human Body

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The renaissance period relished the human body and the talents of a person: humanism, a view where humans are the main importance, inspired many renaissance artists. The word renaissance means “rebirth”, for much of its works, such as art were based off of the works of the past. The Greeks and the Romans cherished the human body and intellect: almost all of the work from that time period focused on the ideal human body and the intellectual ability of man. Great artists and sculptors from Greece and Rome created perfect human bodies, while architects, great thinkers and mathematicians, developed ways to build structures, such as arches, in both ascetically and mathematically pleasing manners. Humans of the renaissance revitalized idealism and humanism; however, they diverged from the “middle ages”, where most art focused on non-human subjects, for the people depicted were mostly unrealistic, without perspective or any dimensions. Greek and Roman art focused intently on the human form, where each aspect of the sculptures and painting were carefully…show more content…
Brunelleschi, an Italian architect, was one of the first of his time. Brunelleschi’s work was highly inspired by Roman architecture. He constructed and engineered the Church of San Lorenzo in 1428. Both the interior and exterior of the church seemingly emerged directly from a roman era. This church is proportional and full of Roman creations, such as domes, columns and arches. The floor of the church is extremely proportional, representing idealism: the aisles and the nave of the church were set up in a proportional manner. The interior of the church is decorated with arches and columns, even the ceiling of the churched is carefully adorned and crafted. The attention to detail in the building mirrors the attention to detail in the sculptures and
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