Renaissance Research Paper by Champ

This paper provides an examination of the Renaissance period.
# 98441 | 1,730 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2007 in Art (History) , History (European) , Art (Fine Art) , History (General)

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In this article, the writer notes that for most historians and scholars, determining exactly when the Renaissance Period began has proven to be very difficult, but the majority believe that the embryo of the Renaissance era began in the early 15th century. The writer discusses the Renaissance period when the most influential men and women were those who, as a combined force, literally changed the way that humans think about the natural world and their existence within it. The writer maintains that the Renaissance period was indeed a time of triumph and artistic mastery and greatly shaped and convoluted the then known world. Further, the writer relates that it witnessed the growth and development of architecture, sculpture and painting as never before in the history of Western civilization. The writer concludes that the masters of the Renaissance created what today is called fine art.

From the Paper:

"The grandson of Cosimo de Medici was Lorenzo the Magnificent who went far beyond his grandfather in regards to accumulating masterpieces of art and the men who created them. As a poet, Lorenzo gathered about him an immense plethora of artists from all fields of study and extended his grandfather's library at Florence which helped to establish one of the first European centers for academic instruction in the arts, known as the Platonic Academy of Philosophy. Lorenzo also spend huge sums of money on the refurbishment of buildings and festivals dedicated to the arts."
"Thus, through the combined power and influence of the de Medici, the city of Florence became one of great beauty and stood as the capital of all the arts in Europe for more than two hundred years. Also, this flourishing of the arts in Florence resulted in tremendous growth in other European cities and extended well into the northern regions of Europe to create what is known as the Northern Renaissance."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Benesch, Otto. The Art of the Renaissance in Europe. London: Routledge & Paul, 1987.
  • Ferguson, Wallace. The Renaissance in Historical Thought. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1958.
  • Gilmore, Myron P. The World of Humanism, 1453 to 1517. New York: Random House, 1965.

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