Role Of Women During The Renaissance

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After the plummet of the black death, that wiped out almost 80% of the population, something known as the Renaissance began to rise and flourish in many parts of Italy and Europe. The renaissance took place during 1350 and ended around 1450 or from the 14 to the 16 century. After the renaissance, people thought they had rediscovered the culture of the roman empire, therefore, the renaissance means rebirth. Like the middle ages, there was a hierarchy system which stated that royalty is on top, Nobles, Merchants, Workers and Tradesmen, and Peasants and Unskilled workers follow. Many people including children, men, and women had a very influential role in the acceleration of the renaissance.
Christine de Pisan was one of the many people that
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Earlier on, women were just considered to be housewives and to cook and clean day in and day out. It was just too much for them and they have had enough. Now that their role has changed, people did not know what to expect from them. Women were now more exposed to education and they were considerable activists for learning. However, there were some sexuall double standards. For example, women were not encouraged to have sexual interactions with men until marriage but men had the freedom to do as they please and still expect to be respected by all. Also, women were encouraged to get married before they reach twenty, as it was conventional for men to get married in their mid to late …show more content…
They are true but women and children also help dramatically. During the renaissance, men with a wide range of knowledge and talents was known as the “Renaissance Men”. Art and music really began to develop in the renaissance. Men were the first in the renaissance to spread art. The most popular artists were Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, and Donatello. Michelangelo was mainly known for painting the Sistine Chapel which took an astonishing four years leaving him with half paralyzed from the chest down and partially blind. As stated by History, Leonardo Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa which incorporated very dark colors later, artists began using lighter and brighter colors to incorporate the italian feel into their paintings and portraits. Raphael was a very detail oriented man which lead to his paintings presenting many details. In his paintings, one can see the perfection of every single slight detail. Donatello on the other hand focused more on sculpting, rather than painting or drawing. He is most famous for sculpting David. David represents the title of two statues of the biblical hero by the Italian early

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