Bramante and the High Renaissance Brandy Jones Art 101 Alex Vuilleumier November 18, 2012 The High Renaissance period gave artists the opportunity to explore their talent in ways unimaginable. The focus of architecture moved physically from Florence to Rome and Venice during this era. Its aesthetic objectives became the search for an all-encompassing spatial experience (Kleiner, 2010). The High Renaissance gave birth to some artistic geniuses. Three of the major artists were, Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, and Andrea Palladio.
Italian Fashion Italian fashion There are four major fashion hotspots in the world: New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Milan. Within these major hotspots, Italy held a reputation for creating fashion that not only clothed the body but also expressed the true self. Italians use it to show an attitude; an attitude of custom-made, fluid, sophistication. To get the most out of Italian fashion, it's essential to examine the beginnings of the industry, as well as the execution of style in the country. During the middle ages Italy was going through a dark time, leading to a revolution that lead on to the rebirth of Italy, which was known as the renaissance period which brought back to life the art and culture of Italy, Florence, which is where it mainly took place.
De’ Medici Family The House of Medici was one of the most significant Florentine political and banking dynasties during the European Renaissance. Later it became a powerful and prominent royal house under Cosimo de’ Medici in the Republic of Florence. Originally from the Mugello region in the Tuscan countryside, the family’s power gradually rose until it was able to found the Medici Bank in 1397. It was the largest and most respected bank during its time, and eventually made the House of Medici the wealthiest family in Europe (Jurdjevig 1). The Medici family also had an impact in the history of the Catholic Church with four Popes from the Medici heritage.
The Renaissance was a time of great intellectual change and achievement. Beginning in Florence, this cultural movement later spread throughout Europe. The Renaissance profoundly affected European beliefs; it was one of the most significant periods of growth and progress in Western Europe and has been described by Wilde as “ending the medieval era and heralding the start of the modern age.” A number of factors contributed to the conditions which enabled the Renaissance to take place and must be considered in any broad analysis of causes. At the time the growth of the economy and trade enabled ideas to spread throughout Europe. Additionally the reintroduction of classical works encouraged the search for forgotten knowledge, whilst the creation of the printing press enabled works to be mass produced and allowed knowledge to spread effectively.
Western Europe experienced the largest amount of changes because the main countries that were becoming involved in international trade were located here. These countries include England, Spain, and Portugal. After contact had first been made with people on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the first stock exchange was set up in 1538, which represented a steady economy and businesses that could be trusted to continue success within the companies. Along with the new businesses and technology, through international trade, new products were introduced to Europe such as tobacco and potatoes. Companies that focused on trade were also introduced, such as the Dutch, English, and French East India companies.
Looking at the Renaissance The word Renaissance was first used and defined by French historian Jules Michelet (1798–1874), in his 1855 work, Histoire de France, whose literal translation from French into English is "Rebirth. The Renaissance was the humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe. It profoundly affected the European intellectual life in the early modern period and marked the transition from medieval to modern times. Beginning in Florence, Italy during the Late Middle Ages and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence was felt in literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry. However, the changes were not uniformly experienced across Europe.
Cavour Vs. Garibaldi The idea of nationalism dominated Western civilization during the period 1850 to 1871. Liberal ideas spread viciously from France and Britain throughout Europe. French reforms gave Italy an enormous motivation to reach liberalism. Eager to be freed from foreign domination, Italy underwent a series of political events which established the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 (1). The Italian Unification, also known as Risorgimento, was mainly lead by two important figureheads: Count Camillo di Cavour and Giuseppe Garibaldi.
During this time, anti-classical sentiments began to emerge, eventually developing into the Mannerist movement. But through this paper it will be focused more in to the High Renaissance and a few artist of that period The modern notion of the fine arts and the exaltation of the artist-genius originated in Renaissance Italy, during the High Renaissance, artist fist became “international celebrities, no one more than Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Through this http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com/Leonardo-Da-Vinci.html
Renaissance art is the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of the European history. Renaissance art emerged in Italy during the late 13th and early 14th centuries. Renaissance art derived during the early 14th century in Italy to late 16th century in Europe. Renaissance art was most mature in Europe during the late 16th century. The term Renaissance means rebirth which is very fitting for this era because it represents a cultural rebirth of Classical art, new artists of Renaissance looked to earlier classical artist and incorporated more light and color into their work so that their work would look almost life like.
A unique theme of nationalism was introduced in productions throughout Italy, France and Germany. The motivation of uniting a nation could be found through this shared culture of music. Opera relied on government support and often carried a political message through either the composer, libretto or the audience themselves. Italy, the birthplace of Opera, continued to produce more operas and have more theaters then any other country. A new tradition was created in Italy by Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini.