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  • The Tuscany Region

    The Tuscany Region of Italy conjures images of picturesque rolling hills, cypress trees and sunflowers; but it has much more to offer than just beautiful vistas—much more. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany has inspired countless artists over the centuries and they have left an indelible mark on the region that has become known for its masterpieces in artwork, architecture science and literary works. The majestic beauty of the region with its landscape dotted with ancient castles and ruins, as well as sublime cathedrals and quaint villages all contribute to its allure. The Tuscany region has a rich and intriguing history that has attributed to the many valuable contributions it has made to the Italian national identity. The Tuscany region is located in Central Italy and covers approximately nine thousand square miles with a population of approximately 3.5 million (Catling 12). The terrain in the region varies from rugged coastal cliffs and sandy beaches to the mountain ranges of the Apennine and Apuan Alps with plenty of rolling hills in between; it also encompasses the…

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  • Renaissance In Veneto And Tuscany

    Renaissance in Veneto and Tuscany Italian artists were representative of the Renaissance but were not representative of Italy as a whole during the Renaissance. Italy, throughout the Renaissance, was not unlike other European countries. The country faced the same decline in population due to the plague and a steady rise in population after the plague. Most of the country, like most of Europe, was rural and made up of peasants. The Renaissance, however, did not occur within the majority of…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci: The High Renaissance

    The start of the 16th century is known as the High Renaissance, It is most famous for the Italian Art Masters such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. These remarkable artists made art no longer a craft being made by craftsmen, on the contrary art became an almost noble like statues, something perceived as valuable and glorious. These Italian master arose in the time when Italy was in need of prestige and honorable buildings and in a time were artists no longer had to accommodate to the…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci Statement That The High Renaissance

    A NUMBER OF SOCIOLOGISTS HAVE RECENTLY Stated THAT the High Renaissance was the culmination of the artistic developments of the Early Renaissance. The High Renaissance that flourished over 35 years from the late 1490 until the early 1530 (Encyclopædia Britannica ©2016). The Renaissance started at Florence. Florence called the middle age a “congruence of artistic genius” (Kleiner 2007:577), the beginning of Humanism and “economic prosperity” (Kleiner 2007:577) nourished the beginning of the…

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  • Nationalism In The 21st Century Essay

    At the break of the 19th century, nationalism appeared as a strong and influential movement. Nationalism was the devotion and loyalty of one to their country and “the idea that each people had its own genius and specific identity that manifested itself especially in a common language and history, and often led to the desire for an independent state” (McKay, 651). A country that exhibited this was Italy. From the 19th century to the 21st century, Italian nationalism was expressed through music…

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  • Essay On Renaissance Art

    INTRODUCTION In the history of human evolution, art is an indispensable item, whether it is from prehistoric times to the present 21st century. Whether period or modern apes, humans are inseparable and art. Can be found everywhere in life is not the same art, perhaps a modern or perhaps handed down from ancient times. In modern times, art history has become a discipline dedicated to teaching people how to assess and explain the basis of the works of art on their own perspective. Through a…

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  • Filippo Brunelleschi: A Renaissance Artist

    An artist leaves a legacy behind through the works and impressions they have created to influence the changing definitions of art within itself. During the early modern era, multiple artists have had revolutionary techniques and ideas that changed the way artists thought about perspective and architecture. Artists themselves had looked upon each other for influence to build upon their ideas. The birth of revolutionary concepts were born, when an artist, decided to take a leap of faith into…

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  • Dante Alighieri's Impact On Society

    Gabriel Toja Mr. Davalos English II 12/08/2015 Dante Alighieri’s Impact Impact, as defined by Merrian…….., is A great deal of historians would most likely agree the Renaissance marked an immense progress on society itself. These historians would also second that the Renaissance marked the rebirth of society. As a matter of fact, ‘’Renaissance’’ means rebirth in French. The Italian Renaissance began in 1330 and ended in 1550. It is credited the author ‘’Dante Alighieri’’ was one of the leading…

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  • Unit 14 Assignment

    Name: Date: Graded Assignment Unit 14 Assessment: Part 2 Subjective Short Answer Complete this teacher-scored portion of the Unit Test and submit it to your teacher by the due date for full credit. Spend about ten minutes on each question. Take time to think about your answer before you begin writing. (3 points) 1. Why was the formal design of Giotto’s Lamentation so successful? Type your answer here: Giotto is universally acknowledged pioneer of the art world, with the first step…

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  • The Renaissance M Leonardo Da Vinci And Jan Van Eyck

    The Renaissance Man was a universal man. He knew a little about everything, instead of knowing a lot about one thing. This man would be able to carry on a conversation about anything. He should also have a knowledge about Latin and Greek. These men were artists, writers, inventors, and more. Leonardo da Vinci and Jan Van Eyck are prime examples of a Renaissance Man, even though they came from two different areas of the Renaissance period. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April fifteenth of the…

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