Essay about The Renaissance Was A Period Of Time After The Middle Ages

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The Renaissance was a period of time after the Middle Ages in Europe recognized as the years between the 13th and 16th centuries. It is established as the bloom of philosophy, literature, and most importantly art. The renaissance was a movement that originated in Italy in the late 13th and early 14th centuries known and as the “Early Renaissance.” During this time Italian scholars and artists were seen as rebirthing the ethics and success of classical Roman culture; while others sought to restore the languages, values and traditions of Ancient Greece and Rome. During the advancement of the 15th and 16th centuries known as the“High Renaissance”, the Renaissance spread throughout Italy, and into France, Northern Europe, and Spain. Around the end of the 15th century Rome became the leading place of Renaissance art. Artists during the Renaissance came from all levels of society, and most of the them began their careers as apprentices and worked their way to the top. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael influenced the period known as the “High Renaissance.” However, Da Vinci is known as “the renaissance man” for his intellect, interest, talent, and expression of humanist and classical values. The Renaissance sought to capture the experience the of individuality and the beauty and mystery of the world and is widely recognized as one of the most influential art movements ever.

Leonardo da Vinci was born in Anchiano, Tuscany, now Italy, in the year of 1452. His parents were…

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