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    Italian The Italian era is best known for the renewed interest in the culture of classical antiquity. The literature of the Italian Renaissance includes, the humanists Petrarch (The Canzoniere), and authors like, Castiglione (The Book of the Courtier) and Machiavelli (The Prince). The paintings of the era were influenced by Western painting, with artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. The architecture got their inspiration from Greek and Roman architecture, with works such as, the Florence Cathedral and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. (About Education) Northern Universities and the printing press helped spread the word of religious protest and reform. Writers and humanists such as Rabelais and Desiderius Erasmus were greatly influenced by the Italian Renaissance. Writers such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe composed works that have had a lifelong impact. The Northern Renaissance was also closely connected to the Protestant Reformation. There were many conflicts between various Protestant groups and the Roman Catholic Church Difference…

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    The Italian Renaissance garden incorporates the villa they are stationed near into its design. Many aspects of the garden reflect the ideals of the Renaissance flooding through society; this flooding led to overflow into homes and, subsequently, gardens. Such aspects include the revival of classical antiquity, evident in the typical appearance of statues portraying characters from classical Grecian or Roman mythology, and archways and columns, and in La Pietra’s case, even a mini temple and…

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    as a direct result of the cultural sphere it occurs within. The Italian group of painters known as the Macchiaioli are no different from this rule, during the nineteenth-century they took outside influences to create a new esthetic that reflected their personal ideals. Although how independently this new esthetic came about, and who influenced them directly can varied. Depending on the point of view of the author writing on the Macchiaioli, there can be a very large difference of opinion. The…

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    Linear Perspective was first introduced to the art world in the Italian Renaissance. Khan Academy perfectly defined linear perspective as “what renaissance artists had clearly achieved through the careful observation of nature, including studies of anatomical dissections, was the means to recreate the 3-dimensional physical reality of the human form on two-dimensional surfaces”. Linear perspective first started with the human body and then shortly after was used to represent space in paintings…

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    The Renaissance was a period of great advancement not only culturally but also in reference to technology and science. Individual parts of Europe had their own changes, however, the Italian Renaissance and Northern Renaissance are the two most recorded within Europe. Although they share this in common, they are in fact extremely different, these differences can be observed through artwork in each Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was concerned with art that they produced to depict beauty and…

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    Italian Renaissance (ital. Rinascimento-"rebirth" or "born again") – a period in the history of European culture, which replaced the culture of the Middle Ages and the previous culture of modern times. Renaissance art emerged based on humanism-- currents of public thought, which originated in the XIV century. In Italy, and then during the second half of the XV and XVI centuries spread to other European countries. Humanism is proclaimed the highest value of man and his benefit. The followers of…

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    The Renaissance was a period in European history marked by a cultural flowering. The Renaissance is defined as the revival or rebirth of the arts. The home of the Renaissance was Italy, with its position of prominence on the Mediterranean Sea. Italy was the commerce capital between Europe and Eurasia, during this time period, from fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. Painters, sculptors, and architects exhibited a similar sense of adventure and the desire for greater knowledge and new solutions. …

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    Italian Renaissance Art

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    The Italian Renaissance Art era refers to the rebirth of ancient literature and realistic, more human-like principles. The era lasted for 200 years, beginning in 1400 and ending in 1600 A.D.(“Italian Renaissance” Dillon). During the Italian Renaissance, there were many forms of art as well as many techniques and materials used to compose the works. The well-known artwork from the Italian Renaissance majorly included painting, such as Fresco, Tempera, Oil, and sculptures, especially realistic…

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    The Italian Renaissance in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy was the upbringing of several new ideas and concepts that many Europeans were not familiar with at the time, as well as the transition from medieval to modern times. As stated by a Swiss historian in the nineteenth-century, the Renaissance was the “prototype of the modern world.” Humanism was introduced and spread by Francesco Petrarch, the “father of humanism,” as well as several other humanists. Platonism was briefly revived,…

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    the 1600’s, creativity erupted in Europe, known as the Renaissance, meaning “new birth” in the French language. Passion for literature, learning, and art emerged in Florence, Italy and spread throughout the continent. Cities became wealthy through trade and began to fund artists who would create pieces of architecture for them in return. The most famous supporters were the Medici Family. Although there were many great figures who had influenced the renaissance, Raphael Sanzio was one of the few…

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