He was an American Steamship and Railroad builder as well as a financier and promoter. He was born to a poor family and he quit school at eleven. He owned his first business at age sixteen as a transport and freight service. By the war of 1812, the government was contracting him to supply forts around New York and the profits allowed him to build a schooner and two other boats for coastal trade. He became known as "the commodore" because he had the largest schooner on the Hudson River.
The Renaissance in 14th-17th Europe was a period of cultural rebirth and revival. Many significant new ideas arose during this movement, and these ideas were most proficiently expressed in Italy. With Florence as the cultural and artistic capital of Europe, Italian “Renaissance men” embodied the principles of the humanism movement. Through arts and science, Renaissance ideas were successfully conveyed in the Italian Renaissance. Art was a crucial aspect of expressing Renaissance ideas.
Giotto is fortunate enough to have Cimabue see the potential in him and take him under his wing as an apprentice. Cimabue rendered greater naturalism in his paintings than the conventional style in Europe at this time. During the time he spent learning from Cimabue, Giotto’s talent progessivly exploded to the point where he had broken free from the Byzantine style. Even today, Cimabue is known as Giotto’s teacher. Certain late-medieval Italian sculptors including Nicola Pissano and his son Giovanni Pissano also seemed to have left an impression on him.
Gianlorenzo Bernini was an Italian artist born December 7,1598 in Naples he is considered the greatest sculptor and architect of the 17th century.Bernini created the Baroque style of sculpture and in my opinion definitely mastered this style above any one who may have even attempted before or after his era. Bernini's career began under his father, Pietro Bernini, a Florentine sculptor with some talent nothing in comaparison to Gianlorenzo who moved to Rome.Bernini, “a young prodigy“, soon established himself as a independent sculptor. He was strongly influenced by his studies of antique greek and roman marbles in the Vatican, and he waa also very knowledgable of High Renaissance paintings of the early 16th century. The early works of Gianlorenzo caught the attention of Annibale Carracci, Pope Paul V, Scipione Cardinal Borghese, a member of the reigning papal family, and Pope Urban VIII who turned out to be his greatest patron. While Bernini was under Scipione Cardinal Borghese patronage he carved what is known as his first important life-size sculptural which was in groups like a series that showcased his work in levels of progression.
One aspect of his reign that is often seen in a positive light is the artistic reform that occurred in the Amarna period. Overall he had a short reign that did not achieve much, and yet did not leave much of a negative impact on Egypt. Akhenaten's reign brought about massive religious reform, deemed by most as a failure. His choice to switch from the traditional worship of many gods to the worship of only one god brought about massive social and political changes in Egypt. Certainly these changes were massive, quite abrupt and differed drastically from the norm; however that does not necessarily make them bad.
Ognissanti Madonna In the early years of the Italian Renaissance no other artist made a bigger impact then Giotto Di Bondone (c. 1267–January 8, 1337). Giotto was a painter and architect from Florence Italy. He is often credited of being the father of the Renaissance. The frescoes in the Arena Chapel, Padua are famously accredited to Giotto. One of his other well know paintings is Madonna Enthroned, also known as the Ognissanti Madonna ( c. 1310 ).
Regardless, of these challenging obstacles every composer comes across in their musical career, Giordani continued composing music and was extremely successful doing it. Giordiani’s 1793 oratorio, Le tre ore di agonia di N.S.G.C., premiered in Fermo, Italy to a wholehearted and eager reception and went on to grow in substantial and extensive currency all throughout Italy. Among his last works before his death were the oratorios La Betulia liberate, in 1796 and his final piece of his career was Saul, in 1798.Giordani died in Fermo, Italy shortly after Saul , in 1798. The death of Giuseppe Giordani is unknown to this day. He was 54-years old at the timing of his
Many important events came from this era, including a surge in human awareness appropriately called “Humanism”, the re-visiting classic art styles from Ancient Roman and Greek times, and a boom in scientific discoveries. The Renaissance was a marvelous time, indeed, the influence of which can still be seen today. The Renaissance: Defining an Era The word “Renaissance” literally translates to mean “rebirth”, this appropriately describes what takes place during this exciting time in history. The Renaissance Era is identified as the time period following the Middles Ages. “The term Middle Ages was coined by scholars in the 15th century as the time between the downfall of Classical Greece and Rome and its rediscovery at the start of their own century.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2014) Renaissance is also said to have ended the Dark Ages, metaphorically being the point of man’s enlightenment.
I. painted beautifully when he had his color vision, but when he lost it his work only became better. Why? Because anyone with talent and with color vision could paint the way he did, but with Mr. I.’s lost came a personal gain. His new paintings, while lacking in color of course stood out because it was different, you could now see the world through his eyes. Mr.
Baroque originated by the Roman Catholic Church around 1600 as a response to Protestant reform in the city of Rome, Italy. The Renaissance goes back into the 1100s, however this type of Renaissance art come from the end of the Middle Ages transitioning into the Modern era; approximately the 1300s through the 1600s. This era started around Florence, Italy, and gradually made its way around Europe. There however, is no defined origin as to how the Renaissance came about. Different theories include the political structure of Florence, the patronage of its most dominant family, the Medici, and the migration of Greek scholars and texts to Italy following the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.