Filippo Brunelleschi is important because he started a new era of architecture and engineering. Not only did the Duomo stray away from the normal Gothic style and contain a new classical form, it also blazed a trail for new technological advances. Brunelleschi is an artistic genius. Not only did he create a seemingly impossible structure, but he also made it a work of art. After 6 centuries, the Duomo is still considered the cities’ icon and greatest pride.
But, I think that he is a hero for many reasons. Firstly, although he never treated people nicely (like most explorers) he did treat them with respect. Another, why Cabot should be seen as a hero is because he granted King Henry VII with land that England could now conquered. “Cabot and his crew quickly sailed back to England, where he was welcomed as a hero.” According to the website, http://mrnussbaum.com/explorers/john_cabot/ .
furthermore, the same is valid for construction modeling, with Andrea Palladio and works, for example, Florence Cathedral and St. Dwindle's Basilica in Rome: see Renaissance structural engineering. In the meantime, some present-day students of history additionally see the period as one of financial relapse and of little advance in science, which made its extraordinary jumps forward among Protestant culture in the seventeenth century. The Northern Renaissance is the term used to depict the Renaissance in northern Europe, or all the more comprehensively in Europe outside Italy. Before 1450 Italian Renaissance humanism had little impact outside Italy.
Leonardo da Vinci and Mona Lisa Writer, Mathematician, Inventor, Artist His full name was Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci but the world knows this famous artist as simply Leonardo da Vinci. During his time he was an intellectual and a leading artist of the Italian Renaissance period. His best known and most enduring works of art are “The Last Supper” and the lady with the mystic smile “Mona Lisa”. Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy.
Harrison Bergeron was still a genius, and George Bergeron was still a smart person. The Handicapper General really didn’t make anyone equal. He just made life worse for everyone, and he attempted to take away people’s talents and strengths that God gave them. Although no one was ever truly equal in Harrison Bergeron, people still had difficult lives, and people were not able to use what God gave
Severini would grow up to become a talented pointillist painter, known for his work in Italy (Britannica). Then in 1914, when Servini was 31 years old, Italy joined the fight in World War 1 (Italy). Italy wanted the benefits of the war that its allies promised, and though Italy was not yet fully industrialized, like Russia, it joined for the gain of more territory and most importantly, territory over its border with Austria-Hungary (Italy). Italy was the birthplace of the futurist movement that started in 1909 Artists of the futurist movement, though once rejected by scholars, that futurists had their own political agenda with their work (Futurism). But further research throughout history has
Starting off at the beginning of Disgrace and Byron in Italy, we can quickly see how events in David’s life create changes in the structure of his piece on Byron. David’s original intent and desire was, “…to write music” (Coetzee 4). His piece didn’t start as
Long before I came to Florence, Italy, I used to dream about visiting Milan. My reasons for wanting to come to Italy were not simply about Milan being one of the major fashion cities of the world; I wanted to study in Italy because it is the birthplace of so many high-end fashion brands. At the time, however, I knew very little about Florence. But after I arrived in Florence, I realized that I still had much to learn, and felt inspired at being confronted with so many things that I had not imagined or seen before.
However, in the early 1410s, Donatello’s art showed a progression towards a more classical style. Like Petrarch, Donatello also wished to emulate the ancients. But since he was an sculptor, he looked to the artists of antiquity instead. With his friends Masaccio (a painter) and Brunelleschi (an architect), Donatello traveled Rome in the 1420s to study classical art. Once there, they measured and calculated the proportions of the art to fully capture the styles.
Rome embarked upon its imperialistic movement through the conquest of Italy, the Punic Wars, and the expansion into the Hellenistic kingdoms. But many fail to regard the Punic Wars as being a prime turning point for the city of Rome. Through being triumphant, Rome acquired numerous developments within the city itself. The city became exposed to a vast number of slaves, and women assumed a wider role in the Roman everyday life. Numerous economic opportunities have also been opened for the rich to take advantage of at home and abroad.
Hatshepsut's rule, at least from what I read in the book, was a successful and great one. Her reign was long with many achievements. Such as trade routes with other cities and building projects like her own burial temple. Although, through all of these achievements, she still ruled "jointly" with her son, which was still a child. To me, it seems, that if Thutmose III wanted to deface his own mother's images it was to take credit for all that she accomplished while they jointly ruled Egypt.
This primary source was written by Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) to a literary ancient, Livy. Petrarch writes to Livy about what would be the situation in which they would meet if it were to occur. He talks of how men are “…only dumb beasts of the field” and are only concerned with “gold and silver, and the desire nothing except sensual, physical pleasures.” It sounds like Petrarch is daydreaming and Romanizing Livy’s time, with a statement referring to his own time he said, “Often I am filled with bitter indignation against the morals of today.” From this source we can learn about how poets saw other poets and historians of another time.