Renaissance Era Research Paper

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Renaissance Art and Era
The Renaissance era began in Italy, however the time period that it began and ended in are highly debatable. Historians have an estimate that it lasted about 200 to 400 years, and either lasted between 1400 and 1600 or 1300 and 1700. The Renaissance era was heavily influenced by ancient Greece and Rome. Many new philosophies were developed during this time and many old philosophies aided this era in developing over time. The modern age was preceded by the Renaissance era.
During the Renaissance Era the art shifted to a humanistic view. Humanism is the belief that man is bigger, in a spiritual way, in the universe than they actually are; the importance of man is emphasized. Therefore the artists made people the focus
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He studied several different forms of art such as: painting, sculpting, engineering, music, and writing. He is considered the most diversely talented artist because of this. (Leonardo) Da Vinci created the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
Michelangelo was another influential artist of his time. He sculpted the statues Pieta and David, some of his most famous works of art. Two other widely known works of art are the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the Creation of Adam. Michelangelo was influenced by the Greek mythological era and the Christian Religion. The Greek aspects are shown through his sculpting styles, he also made his sculptures larger than the actual height of a man at the time. Michelangelo had several religious ties to his work, with his painting of Last Judgement and the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Raphael Sanzio is another great renaissance artist. He along with Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo are considered the holy trinity of artists. Raphael created many portraits of others and he even painted The School of Athens. He embraced the philosophy of humanism which is recognized by his famous works of art. Sanzio was widely influenced by the Catholic religion with his many Madonna and child
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It is a rendition of Christ 's last meal here on earth. Jesus, the son of God, is the center of the picture and he is surrounded by his twelve apostles as they eat bread and drink wine. The center focus of this painting is of man, which goes along with the humanist effect of this time period. The Mona Lisa was created by Leonardo da Vinci. There are several conspiracies surrounding this painting. One would include the start and finishing date of the painting, another would be who the portrait is of. The Mona Lisa was sold to the king of France some years after going public. As you examine the backgrounds of both the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, they both consist of the same tone of colors and they are both looking out on to the beyond. (Mona Lisa)
Through Michelangelo’s influence of the Christian religion and Greek mythological era, he incorporated those both in the Creation of Adam. It is located on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This portion of the ceiling stars God, His angles, and Adam. In the background of this mural there is the earth, which is where Adam resides because he is separate from God, and there is heaven, where God and His angles reign over. Michelangelo’s rendition of God and Adam in the void between heaven and earth shows that man and God recognize each other; however they cannot be together completely. This is depicted by Adam and God not touching

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