Florence Influence On Renaissance Art

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In the early Renaissance, and slightly prior, Florence was considered to be a focal point of change, gaining the name “the center of the universe”, in some cases. This nickname for Florence, Italy reigns remarkably true in Florence’s impact on the Renaissance, by being a hub new and, eventually historic art, as well as influential philosophers and being a city with vast wealth and a healthy middle class. These factors made Florence a prime location for changes to begin after the Hundred Years’ War and within the peak of the black death.
Florence was home to many artists that advanced Renaissance art, including Giotto, Lippi, Botticelli and Michelangelo, who all pushed for the changes in art that defined came to define “Renaissance art”. As well as these famous painters (and sculptures), Florence is home to the largest masonry dome in existence, the work of Brunelleschi, who also discovered a method to draw accurate perspective, changing painting. As changes in art arose, Donatello created his own version of the David, that was the first nude sculpture since the era of Greek sculpture. The High Renaissance changed boundaries, making painting that varied in subject matter from Christian religion and nature, and pushed back to depict pagan Gods and Goddess’ from Greek and Roman
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The Medici family, also known as the house of the Medici’s, were large sponsors of architecture and arts, funding and leading to a lot of Renaissance art that holds high historical importance to this day. Supporting artists like Da Vinci, Brunelleschi and Donatello, and having power in Italy, they gave the arts a new importance. As the Renaissance progressed, the change in work and focus on multiple new ideas, led to a break in the tense social class divisions, making Florence a better economic state for all of it the

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