Essay on How Did The Renaissance Change Man 's View Of The World?

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How Did the Renaissance Change Man’s View of the World?

The time period from the 1350s to about 1700 otherwise known as the Renaissance was the rebirth and awakening for new ideas and inventions. With the different advances that were made, people became more educated and ignorance about the world and nature was no longer the norm for the average person. A majority of the population was no longer illiterate people became curious and started to ask question, unlike during the Middle Ages. Now there was knowledge on a wide spectrum and people pondered the new information that was presented to them which ultimately changed their view of the world around them. The Renaissance effectively changed man’s view of the world in a multitude of ways but the greatest changes were through art, literature, and science.
Perhaps the most notable change that the Renaissance had on man was through art. As expressed in Document A, from Theodore Rabb’s Basic Books The Last Days of the Renaissance & The March to Modernity, “The clearest evidence of the break with medieval culture comes from the visual arts”. The Middle Ages had an emphasis on religious figures and symbolism. The images form Document A include Madonna Enthroned Between two Angels by Duccio di Buonisegna from the late 13th century as well as Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, from the early 16th century; upon further observation the conclusion can be made that not only was the art from the Middle Ages focused mostly on religious…

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