This is my husband's final term paper for his huma1 class. He gave me permission to send it to you guys. He also received an "A" on his.
THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
The Renaissance is marked as a fundamental change in European
vision in the 15th and 16th centuries, which moved into the 20th century. Renaissance Art
and Architecture: painting, sculpture, architecture, and allied arts produced in Europe in
the historical period called the Renaissance. However, the period covers the
200 years between 1400 and 1600, although specialists disagree on the exact dates. The
word renaissance literally means "rebirth" and is the French translation of the Italian
rinascita. The Renaissance was characterized by geographical exploration, growth of
secular values, and scientific and artistic inquiry. The Renaissance was also a cultural and
intellectual movement where many advancements were made in the fields of music,
literature, art, and science. The great concept of Renaissance was initially Italian.
period of art history, the Renaissance is unique in that it defines itself and establishes the
large chronological timeline we still use today to explain the European past.
The Renaissance spread through wars, trade, travel and diplomacy from Italy to France, Northern Europe, and Spain. After its arrival in these areas, it held strong Gothic traditions and memories of the classical past.
Early Renaissance was succeeded by the High Renaissance period, which began sometime in the early 1500's.
Some of the main members of the first generation of The Renaissance artists were: Donatello in sculpture, Filippo Brunelleschi in architecture, and Masaccio in painting. They all shared many important characteristics. The way they thought was that faith in the theoretical foundations of art and the conviction that development and progress were not only possible but very important to the life...