The Renaissance: Arts, Architecture And Literature

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Can you imagine a world with no realism in its arts , architecture and literature? The Renaissance had a big impact on how people viewed the world. Especially for artist and writers. Artists saw the Renaissance as a “rebirth” because they saw the disorder and disagreement between people of the Medieval World. They got inspired to paint the classical realism of Greece and Rome. Writers works were about philosophy and scholarships and some wrote guidebooks to help people become successful. It also helped architects sculpt realistic structures. The Renaissance helped artist, architects and writers express the eras ideals and values like humanism and religious themes, they were clearly seen in their arts, architecture and literature. …show more content…
He also painted with shades which were becoming a big part in paintings that were realistic for example Leonardo painted a piece called Madonna in this painting there is a women and a child. The child is the main idea of this picture because Leonardo captures the realistic body form using shades the description according to the book Leonardo da Vinci they say “The shadows are almost indistinguishable, and in the shaded part the lights are almost indistinguishable. The face depicted in this way acquires much beauty with the increase in shadows and lights.” ( Marani ,92) just with this description of the painting it proves how realistic his works were. He also had Greek backgrounds in his paintings for example in The Last Supper it had the disciples in the front of the picture and in the backgrounds there were mountains of Greek. Most paintings were mixed with religion and backgrounds of Greece and Rome. Michelangelo was an artist and architect who was also in the renaissance he painted and sculpted the realism of the era. His work reflected life – long struggles he was …show more content…
Romanesque was solid and substantial and gothic was more about big stained windows they also used a lot of arches most of its works were heavy. An example of Gothic is The Seven Joys of Mary where they used arches throughout the whole painting to make the buildings and mountains in the background, it shows how their details relied more on arches to get the effect of realism. The renaissance came and abandoned these styles and made architecture more about Greece and Rome they adopted columns, arches ,and domes. Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian humanist architect who described art as “Social Art” he believed that art should be blended with beauty and utility with society. Examples of architecture is the Florence cathedral dome it shows the arches and religious beliefs of the society. Since religion was a big part in the era it also brought conflicts because priest use to lie and this brought literature in to

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