Renaissance: Mythology and Religion

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RENAISSANCE The renaissance, also known as rebirth of humanity from the dark ages is an era of cultural revival. From 14th to the middle of the 17th century, it was historically recorded as a period that broke free from the mediocre ways of living developed during the medieval times. It resuscitated the principles of living from the Ancient Greek and Romans who focussed on the quest for knowledge and aesthetic endeavours . MYTHOLOGY AND RELIGION The changes in the ideology and religious emphasis of the renaissance was directly influenced by those in the previous medieval era. Medieval beliefs of feudalism and power of the catholic church weakened. Rigid structured and intolerant ways of living were abandoned. Individualism and humanist ideologies…show more content…
Severe and harsh dictators ruled some areas, while monarchies with emperors and noble families were more influential at other areas. In Italy there was a struggle for power between the popes and the emperors. This lead to the rise in power of Noble families. The Medici Family who made a fortune through banking played a vital role in the sustenance of generation of artists. Several villas and sculptures such as the Palazzo Medici Ricarde and Medici Madonna were made under the patronage of the Medici Family. Thus making it clear that Renaissance art was no longer only for religious representation but extended to the disposal of anyone (wealthy). In other regions of Europe there was similar dominance of political power by the rulers. The Renaissance culture in Italy however eventually started to die in mid-15th century as their land was invaded by Spain ending the independence of Italian People. But it certainly did not cease the spread of Renaissance. It continued to show its influence in literature, art and architecture in Europe and also was the basis for development for Gothic Architecture. ARTISTS, ARCHITECTS AND
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