Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance was a time of rebirth, questioning and exploration in Italy beginning in the early 1300s. During this time the arts, sciences, and literary philosophy flourished. Italian scholars and artists studied the work, learnings, and art of the ancient Roman and Greeks in attempts to recapture the works of ancient Greece and Rome […]

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The arts in Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance was a very difficult time period in European history. The arts were flourishing, while the city-states in Italy fought bloody battles with each other and within themselves. Bribery and murder were not uncommon tools for men to use when they wanted power. Meanwhile those same rulers patronized the arts a great deal […]

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Renaissance Iconography

Upon first glance at a work of art we are tempted to distinguish recognizable figures and apply a deeper meaning to them. It becomes a sort of challenge to figure out what the artist intended for their audience to get out of their work. As we examine particular pieces of art, focusing on art of […]

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