The Holy League had now come into new wealth previously obtained by the French. The Holy League, primarily Milan, fought over these new riches and the Holy League began to fall apart ( The King of Terror by William J. Moylan pg. 118). I believe that Venice probably turned against the Holy League because they did not feel they had a true alliance. Just a few short years before the Holy League launched a war against Venice (Britannica.com).
Tradition says that Giorgione was a handsome man. His name Giorgione is translated to ‘tall George’ or ‘large George’, but it could also mean ‘great George’, because he was such an innovator. Over time Giorgione became an unequaled master of oil painting. After he was trained by Bellini, Giorgione began painting many little, devotional Madonnas, of which he became a true specialist. Vasari (an artist himself, and a historian) claimed that Giorgione was one of the founders of modern art, especially with his
Jean-Baptiste Lully's music was written during the Middle Baroque period. Jean-Baptiste Lully born November 28,1632 and died March 22,1687 was an Italian born French composer, an instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He is considered a master of the French baroque style. Lully denied any Italian influence in French music of the period. He became a French citizen in 1661.
His intelligence and capability eventually acquired him a position as a chaplain to the archbishop of Canterbury and Henry VII.2 Wolsey was then bestowed the position of royal almoner by Henry VIII, that is, he was responsible for the distribution of the king 's charity.3 His attributes allowed him to then move onto the more ambitious position of running Henry VIII 's military campaign in France from 1512-14.4 Wolsey then became archbishop of York in 1514 and was then given a cardinal 's hat by the pope in 1515.5 Wolsey had become a trusted advisor to the young king Henry; maintaining day-to-day domestic politics that the young king was indifferent to, acting as a political guide for the young king, maintaining the Star Chamber and successfully negotiating the Treaty of London in 1518 facilitating peace within Europe. By 1525 Wolsey was on a decline towards his downfall by failing to provide Henry with the annulment needed for Anne Boleyn to become queen. If Wolsey had become pope, granting Henry an annulment would have been a much quicker process. Cardinal Wolsey could have remained in England after becoming pope, maintain his claim within Henrician government and changing England 's dynamic within early modern
The Renaissance was a period of cultural rebirth in which western society revitalized its interest in classical ideals and expression. This period of rediscovery had origins in the late 13th Century and continued through the 17th century with the peak or “High Renaissance” occurring during the time of Michelangelo around 1500. The Renaissance brought several key characteristics of western cannon back to the forefront of society including an appreciation for the human form and human expression not utilized in the more stoic middle ages. This period also introduced the development of linear perspective, which in conjunction with proper scaling and ratios, allowed new immersive visuals for art pieces. While the effects of the Renaissance were first felt in its birthplace of Florence, these ideas were not contained in one city for long.
The feeling of a “heart new open’d” (17) begins this section, suggesting that Wolsey has a broken heart and displays a tone of emotional frustration and turmoil. He then pities the man who “hangs on princes’ favors” (18) since he was dismissed from the court due to falling out of favor with the king. Finally, he realizes that “betwixt […] \ That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin \ More pangs and fears than wars or women have” (19-21). Through an allusion to the Trojan War and the Judgement of Paris, he deduces that the desire for power and the inevitable downfall which proceeds it are the most sudden and painful experiences. He then concludes that when a person falls, “he falls like Lucifer, \ never to hope again” (22-23).
Classic antiquity thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle and Vitruvius were regaining respects. Many humanists were from Florentine, Italy and this was where the Renaissance movement blossomed. They looked back to the Classical past where naturalism, realism and scientific achievement were tremendous. Humanists tend to look past or denied the
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, commonly known as Raphael, was an Italian architect and painter during the High Renaissance. Although he died at 37, Raphael created masterpieces that made an enormous impression on Italian society during and beyond his too-short life as his artworks were known to mirror the values of the High Renaissance. His works introduce his unique artistic techniques as they explore and express the ideal human grandeur. His techniques were unique as he used perspective in his paintings -- a skill that few of his contemporaries were able to achieve. During his apprenticeship to the Italian Renaissance painter Perugino, he ran a large workshop and was known for his exceptional productivity, intelligence, and imagination.
He actively participated in international politics during the pontificates of Julius II and Leo X, (1507-1521) he could witness from a privileged position one of the most magnificent and richest period in the history of western art. Geronimo Vich brought important paintings from Rome to Valencia, among which it is important to mention a series by Sebastiano del Piombo, that constituted a point of inflection for Valencian painters, most of all for Vicent Macip, Joan de Joanes and Francisco Ribalta, just to mention few names. Jerónimo Vich’s art patronage and his artistic sensitivity, so close to the new elements shown by the Italian Renaissance, are particularly evident in the courtyard (with elegant classic columns, finely carved capitals, arches, cornices and pediments), which he commissioned for his palace in Valencia in 1527. The early and innovative introduction of first renaissance elements in Spain came along with two other courtyards in Spain, one in the castle of Vélez Blanco (Almería), now conserved in the Metropolitan Museum of New York, and the other one in the castle of La Calahorra (Granada). With the demolition of Vich’s palace in 1859, the Academy of San Carlos moved the marbles to the old Carmen convent that at that time was hosting the Museum of Fine Arts.
Artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Albrecht Durer were all sponsored by patrons who developed their skills and talents. Michelangelo created the powerful sculpture of David (1504) in Florence. “Michelangelo’s work represents the epitome of art during the renaissance, a time of cultural rebirth” It symbolises the power of the individual and the power of the state at the time. A powerful patron that was Pope Julius 2nd commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which conveyed the individuality and talent of this cultural genius. “Painters now faithfully depicted the beauty of mountains, rocks and gardens for their own sakes.” These artists “experimented with perspective, paid greater attention to proportion, shadowing and naturalistic representation and took their subjects from antiquity.” Although many new techniques such as perspective and linear drawings were introduced, they also learnt from both the Greeks and the Romans about soul when they drew a human face.