The Renaissance in Italy was a time of new inventions, ideas, and ways of life. In a way, the glory of Classical Greece and Rome was being reinstated. Living in the late 1400s and early 1500s, I was able to experience this revival first-hand. Born to a family of businessmen and courtiers in Mantua, I was able to experience unparalleled manifestations of humanism and individualism in the forms of art, architecture, philosophy, and literature. Later, in Rome, I was able to meet and work with great polymaths such as Raphael, who further pushed me in my understanding of the world.
How humanism affected the Renaissance and Reformation The Renaissance was a big change in European society. It reintroduced classical culture and brought back their style of art and architecture. In addition, classical culture also established a new way of thinking; humanism. This unique style changed learning, art, science and politics for the better. Long before the Renaissance, government was based on feudalism, the idea of dividing society based on class.
Renaissance: This term refers to a period in Italian history, initially considered to have begun in the late 13th Century, where the styles of art and architecture began a transformation from the earlier Gothic or Middle Ages style of architecture, dominated by France, to a more classical representation of the early style or Greco-Roman influences. One of the most prominent examples of the transformations taking place during the Renaissance can be seen in the Nicola Pisano, pulpit of the baptistry, Pisa, Italy. The use of columns topped with Corinthian style capitals, supporting trefoil arches, which in turn create the base for deeply carved relief sculpture, reminiscent of early Etruscan and Roman sarcophagi reliefs, shows a respect for both styles and the marriage of different areas which set the stage for future Renaissance artistic accomplishments. See image 14-2 “Nicola Pisano, pulpit of the baptistry, Pisa, Italy, 1259-1260, 15’ High. (page 402) Medieval (Middle Ages): The medieval or middle ages in Europe represent the centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire to the time of the Renaissance.
“The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed then by what it achieved.” - Walter Pater. Benozzo Gozzoli was an early Italian painter during the Renaissance. He designed and painted many of the Renaissance’s greatest masterpieces, such as the Procession of the Magi, The Conversion of Saint Paul, and Virgin and Child with Angels. Gozzoli’s artwork was influenced by many things and people around him, that helped shape him to be one of the greatest painters during the Renaissance. His paintings and other achievements were very important during the Renaissance, and impacted the Renaissance in many ways.
In the case of the very famous Barberini family, the family developed their significance when Cardinal Maffeo Barberini was elected to the papal throne in 1623 with the name Urban VIII. Pope Urban VIII and the Barberini family had a large influence on the arts, as Urban VIII was a prominent patron commissioning many works. Some of the most substantial works commissioned by Urban VIII are in the Palazzo Barberini, including the two very famous ceiling frescoes: Allegory of Divine Wisdom completed by Andrea Sacchi, and the Allegory of Divine Providence completed by Pietro da Cortona. As art became a means of displaying triumphant power and societal influence, the work completed by Pietro da Cortona most successfully achieves this. Completed within the years 1633 and 1639, this ceiling fresco occupying the salon of the Palazzo Barberini is arguably the pinnacle of the dramatic, emotional, and intellectual tendencies of the Baroque period.
Mantegna was the leading artist of the school of Padua and one of the most famous figures of the Italian Renaissance. So, what made Mantegna so great, and how did his art give a big impact in the in the early Renaissance period? Mantegna started to have a great desire in frescoes when he saw frescoes of evangelists and saints in the church of San Zaccaria, made by Andrea del Castagno’s, a Florentine painter, during a visit
Civic humanism was also flourished throughout the Renaissance period. It placed emphasis on being an active and engaging citizen. They wanted to apply the approaches and insights of humanism to civic life especially noteworthy in the Italian city states and republics like Florence. They used classical scholarship from the medieval period to challenge prevailing ideas and practices. Machiavelli’s The Prince provides a striking example as he talks about dynamics of power and
I will analyse its connection to the Italian city, and how the Italian villa became such a far-reaching and critical model for the design of villas throughout other cultures worldwide. For one to understand the thinking and principals behind Italian villa design, I will first discuss the birth of the villa, the purpose by which it fulfils and how it became
However, before digging up the skeletons of the dark, let us bask in the light for a moment. Italy, is a boot shaped southern European peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea with bordering countries of France, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Austria. The country flag is red, white, and green. The official language is Italian and like most countries there are several different dialects. Italy offers a rich combination of masterpieces from different areas, blending landscape and culture, history and art, architecture and city planning - it offers an exciting journey through time, from the Ancient Greeks and Romans to the present day, which is also filled by a wealth of art and culture (Art and History, n.d.).
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