Art In The Renaissance Era

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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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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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To list a few there was, Coluccio Salutati, Gemistus Pletho, Leonardo Bruni, and Marsilio Ficino. They shared some beliefs and were very dedicated to their government jobs and spreading their philosophies.
To start off with Coluccio Salutati had an influential part in the republic during the Renaissance Era. He held his position of chancellor of the Florence until he passed at the age of thirty-one. He not only impacted politics he also influenced the culture with his writing. He wrote letters to Milan’s leader, defending Christian beliefs and his residence of Florence.
Gemistus Pletho was another Renaissance philosopher that studied the philosopher Pluto. He, just like Coluccio Salutati, held a position on the Council of Florence. He wrote De Differentiis, which encouraged following Pluto’s studies and philosophies rather than Aristotle’s. He also set up the school for students to learn the teachings of

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