Effects Of The Renaissance Persuasive Essay

805 Words4 Pages
The Renaissance: A Persuasive Essay

By: Valerie MacDougall

The age of the Renaissance began in Florence, Italy and was known as the age of “rebirth”. It marked a transition from Medieval times to the Early Modern World and was a time of creativity. The Italian Renaissance produced some of the greatest artists, writers and thinkers that the world has ever known. The Italian Renaissance had a greater impact than the Northern Renaissance to such a degree, that it is still talked about today. Evidence of this is clearly shown through the continue studying in schools, universities and colleges of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces, Brunelleschi’s dome, his discoveries and the Medici’s wealth and power.

Leonardo da Vinci was a perfect example of a “Renaissance man”. What does it mean to be a Renaissance Man? It is a person who had amazing talents and skills specifically in the humanities, literature concerned with grammar, rhetoric, poetry and history. Da Vinci studied anatomy, music, botany, engineering and art. Today he remains best known for his art, including two paintings that continue to be the world’s most famous and admired, Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Approximately 16,438 people visit the Mona Lisa in The Louvre
…show more content…
However the Italian Renaissance was a period in which some of the greatest artists, writers and thinkers became known to the world. Their impact within their given fields was so powerful that 600 years later they are still being studied and measured against. Their names still well known by a large majority in the western world. It is questionable whether any other group of humanists will ever have a similar impact as these men did. It may be that 500 years from now the names being studied and measured against will be Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Marissa Mayer, but only time will
Open Document