Classical Tradition In The Renaissance Era

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How has the Classical tradition (the art of Greece and Rome) continued to affect art through the 1700s? The Greek and the Roman culture perfectly understood the combination of philosophy, arts, and literature to create a sense of overwhelming feelings and admirations on ancient cultures. Even though these two civilizations no longer have the preeminence, yet many years later, the world continues to remember their accomplishment in the world of art. One element that would not be forgotten about the classical tradition; that is the arts of Greece and Rome is the enthusiasm it generated and continued to generate even through the 1700s. When the Renaissance era began, the interest to rekindle the classical art of the Greek and Roman erupted throughout the European territories and beyond. Interestingly, the Renaissance which began in Florence, a place not too distance from the classical ruins, several patrons, and respected artists assembled with an unwavering…show more content…
Although the Greek and Roman art cultures influenced the world of arts even beyond the 1700s, many artists insist that they intentionally turned away from the classical tradition in order to embrace the arts of the changing world. In others words, as one generation handover the baton to another generation, new artists and architects, although obviously borrowing from classic Greek and Roman columns, introduced columns with modern designs customized to the tastes and interests of the current time period. So rather than the classical Ionic, Doric, or Corinthian style, spiral columns became more prevalent, particularly the Solomon helical columns that were still Greek in origin but were heavily adapted and customized in Baroque architecture. Furthermore, artists of the modern era are enjoying the ability to create personal portraits which are evidently customized for that
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