“The crafts also emerged as splendid fine arts, as seen in pictorial tapestries, gold and silver show-piece tableware, and glazed ceramics, among other mediums. All the arts of personal display cut velvet and brocade gowns and robes, chains and jewels of state can be studied in portraits.” (Stokstad, 2008 pg. 740) The Protestants were able to put their beliefs on display in art. Artist developed a new subject or adopted traditional ones, to reflect and
Comparing and Contrasting Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Leonardo da Vinci can easily be referred to as the renaissance man; he was regarded as more or less, the most skilled painter in renaissance times, and a highly accomplished scientist. Among other things, Leonardo was well schooled and grew up as an apprentice under other great artists. He mastered music by playing the lute and filled notebook after notebook with ideas theories, and fascinating concepts of the world around him. Though Leonardo was also an artful sculptor, he regarded painting as the highest form of art, and he did so for many reasons. As a scientist, Leonardo could not be idealistic, he looked at the world as it was, and found reason in how it worked and how things appeared, such as
The Church of San Vitale is a church located in Ravenna, Italy, and is an example of early Christian Byzantine Art and architecture in Western Europe. Completed in 546 CE by the 27th bishop of Ravenna, the building plan is octagonal, and a combination of Roman and Byzantine architecture. A prominent Roman element of the plan includes a dome that encloses the top of the structure. In addition, the plan’s stepped towers and the shape of its’ doorways are distinctly Roman. Its’ Byzantine elements include polygonal apse capitals and narrow bricks.
In the mid to late 500’s, the Roman Empire was divided up into four groups. The Byzantine Empire covered the Eastern part of the Roman Empire. Justinian was ruler of Constantinople. Violence broke out and Constantinople was burned. Justinian and Theodora embarked on a reconstruction plan.
He was naturally therefore excellent in architectural painting, and, in point of technique, he advanced the practice of oil-coloring in Italy. Excelled in chiaroscuro, the use of light and dark. • Abstraction, Naturalism- polished surfaces of gems and armour, luminous skies, sparkling rivers and streams, The church at San Francesco in Arezzo was founded in the late 13th century. The Bacci family agreed with the friars to sponsor the decoration of a section of the church called the Cappella Maggiore. In return the Bacci family was able to use the grounds for family burials.
*Spain, Portugal, France, and England. Note: the Middle Ages (500-1500 AD) was characterized by weak and decentralized government. The Protestant Reformation (1517). The Christian faith/religion is one of the foundations of Europe and Western Civilization. The major results of the Reformation: 1) The end of religious unity (universalism) in Europe.
Within this essay three different authors’ interpretations of three topics will be discussed: Christianity and its effect on the Western Empire, barbarians affect on the Roman military, and the splitting of the empire. It is important to note that the Western empire did not fall overnight, the empire succumbed to a gradual breakdown of political, economic, and social institutions over the course of four hundred years. A brief abridgment of the fall of the Western Empire can begin with the Teutoburg Forrest in 9 CE. The crushing defeat the Roman forces is the earliest sign of events that lead to the Western Empires demise. Roman expansion into Germanic territories was essentially halted and the assimilation of the Germanic tribes was a failure.
It is apparent that these rulers, similar to the remaining populace regarded the Church as their superior, and did so with good reason- this religious institution was both very wealthy and omnipotent, making it a force to be reckoned with. Although the Christian Church started off with humble beginnings, it eventually became the most widespread religion in most of Europe during medieval times. In this era, if it were not for various Frankish rulers this result could not have been attained, as the rulers strongly supported the teachings of Christianity. Charlemagne, a French sovereign helped the Church organize rural Christian districts, each with their own priests. In doing so, the once urban religion was able to reach inhabitants of the countryside.
Louis the 14th was a very powerful king that had many positive influences over the country of France. As absolute monarch, Louis the 14th had an incredible strategy for ruling and improving his county, making him noteworthy of the title as the greatest king in the history of his country. Louis was able to increase France’s economy by producing its own goods to trade with other countries, as opposed to purchasing goods from other places, which proves to be more costly. In addition to that, he assembled the most advanced army in Europe at that time. Interestingly, Louis became a patron of the arts, and greatly shaped France’s culture by emphasizing the importance of art and theater, climaxing with the Palace at Versailles.
A lot of the Medici's money was spent on art, because they had a special love for it. They would buy art from artists to fill up their home with amazing, and creative artwork. The Medici family had a passion for art like no body else! The Medici family also had great interest in political power, and good defense strategies in war. They kept a strong military; stronger than any other nation.