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  Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Italian Renaissance of the 15th century represented a reconnection of the west with classical antiquity, the absorption of knowledge—particularly mathematics—from Arabic, the return of experimentalism, the focus on the importance of living well in the present (e.g.
Renaissance humanism), an explosion of the dissemination of knowledge brought on by printing and the creation of new techniques in art, poetry, and architecture, leading in turn to a radical change in the style and substance of the arts and letters.
The Italian Renaissance was intertwined with the intellectual movement known as Renaissance humanism and with the fiercely independent and combative urban societies of the city-states of central and northern Italy in the 13th to 16th centuries.
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 German Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German Renaissance, which originated with the Italian Renaissance in Italy, started spreading among German thinkers in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Important architecture of this period are especially the Landshut Residence, the castle in Heidelberg and the Town Hall in Augsburg.
St Michael in Munich is the largest renaissance church north of the Alps.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Renaissance literature is European literature, after the Dark Ages over an extended period, usually considered to be initiated by Petrarch at the beginning of the Italian Renaissance, and sometimes taken to continue to the English Renaissance and into the seventeenth century.
Renaissance humanism), an explosion of the dissemination of knowledge brought on by printing and the creation of new techniques in art, poetry and architecture which led to a radical change in the style, and substance of the arts and letters.
The renaissance itself can be identified with the rise of Humanism which began in Italy with authors such as Boccaccio and Petrarch in the 14th century and ran through the 15th century with Erasmus and many others, and into the High Renaissance period of the 16th century when Mannerism became prevalent.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Renaissance philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
By region Italian Renaissance Spanish Renaissance Northern Renaissance French Renaissance German Renaissance English Renaissance The Spanish Renaissance was a movement in Spain, originating from the Italian Renaissance in Italy, that spread during the 15th and 16th centuries.
By region Italian Renaissance Spanish Renaissance Northern Renaissance French Renaissance German Renaissance English Renaissance The French Renaissance is roughly the period from Charles VIII of France through Henri IV of France and is said to begin with the French invasion of Italy in 1494.
The Renaissance is usually considered to have originated in the 14th century in northern Italy and begun in the late 15th century in northern Europe.
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 German Renaissance - Influences
Luther's choice of High German for the translation of the Bible led to its adoption as the basis of the literary language of Germany, and it is significant that this literary aspect of the Reformation coincides with the Renaissance " Humanist " movement in German universities.
The principal Renaissance factor was the influence of the universities, notably of Heidelberg, the chief seat of the Humanist movement.
Since that time German ambition has known no bounds, and has everywhere, whether in politics, commerce, or colonisation, been prosecuted systematically and unscrupulously for her own political aggrandisement, until the Great War of A.D. 1914—19 drenched Europe in blood and once more shattered the position of Germany as a great European power.
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 German Renaissance - Examples
The Heinrichsbau (A.D. 1556—63) on the east is interesting, even in its ruined state, for, with its, picturesque facade of superimposed Ionic and Corinthian pilasters and half-columns, two-light windows, and niches with symbolic statues, it shows the close union of architecture and sculpture (pp.
The rusticated lower part is surmounted by two storeys with pilasters and by a large gable in stepped stages finished off with scroll pinnacles and an ornamented centre-piece in which Hermes pilasters support a segmental pediment and statue.
The Renaissance consequently largely found its ecclesiastical expression in church fittings, such as fonts, screens, pulpits, and monuments.
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 German Renaissance
The furniture of the Renaissance of German origin is, therefore, very unlike the furniture of the same period made in Spain or Italy, or those countries which followed more directly the Italian lead.
German makers appear to have been much influenced by Flemish artists, as is seen in existing pieces.
The cabinet-makers of the German people were at that time in advance of the wood-workers of many other nations, in that they had made use of the printing - press, and some of them had brought out books of designs, thereby supplying standards which could be copied by others.
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 Erasmus and German Renaissance garden design
Wherever the German language is spoken the history of garden design has been varied and irregular, but interesting.
True, the stream of Italian art breaks through with much force at the end of the fifteenth century, but it is at once dissipated in a multitude of different channels whose fructifying work disappears only too often from our sight.
The interest in botany in German countries was now so much in the foreground that it gave a certain scientific character even to the private gardens of important and educated owners.
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 High Renaissance - High Renaissance Art
Renaissance Classicism was a form of art that removed the extraneous detail and showed the world as it was.
The term Renaissance, adopted from the French equivalent of the Italian word rinascita, meaning literally "rebirth," describes the radical and comprehensive changes that took place in European culture during the 15th and 16th centuries, bringing about the demise of the Middle Ages and embodying for the first time the values of the modern world...
The High Renaissance was the culmination of the artistic revolution of the Early Renaissance, and one of the great explosions of creative genius in history...
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 The Historic Athenaeum: 100 Years of German Americans in Indianapolis By Susan McKee
The German Renaissance Revival building, with its decorated gables, steeply pitched massive roof, facade sculpture, limestone banding, and art-glass windows reflects the inevitable Jugenstil influence of men who had studied architecture in Germany.
Adjacent to the cathedral, on Residenzplatz, are the Alte and Neue Residenz (Old and New Residences), the former largely Renaissance in style, the latter Baroque.
Often east Germans throw themselves into their jobs to prove that they are just as good and competitive—if not more so—than their west German countrymen.
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 German Culture Articles
The German architecture was greatly influenced by the European art and architecture.
German minnesingers were great romantic performers of German original fables, folk songs and lefends about love, dignity and patriotism of the German knights of medieval centuries.
Augustusburg castle in Saxony is German historical heritage traced German history during Napoleon and Prussian wars and resided German royalty and government.
www.germanculture.com.ua /library/articles.htm   (1869 words)

The religious and moral earnestness of the Germans kept them from going too far in their devotion to antiquity, beauty, and the pleasures of sense, and gave the humanistic movement in Germany a practical and educational character.
Although German interest in ancient literature began under Charles IV (1347-78), the spread of Humanism in German countries dates from the fifteenth century.
About 1520 all the German universities had been modernized in the humanistic sense; attendance at the lectures on poetry and oratory was obligatory, Greek chairs were founded, and the scholastic commentaries on Aristotle were replaced by new translations.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07538b.htm   (4115 words)

 WebMuseum: La Renaissance: Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
German art of the 15th century was dominated by many local, independent schools.
The painter-sculptor Hans Multscher displayed a typically German blend of Gothic conventions, naturalistic observation, and a strange fascination with brutal aspects of human behavior.
The Renaissance in Germany is dominated by the great genius of Durer, both a painter and engraver.
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 Group Identity Formation in the German Renaissance Humanists: The Function of Latin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When the German humanist Crotus Rubeanus (1480-1545), known primarily as the co-author of the Epistolae obscurorum virorum, in 1521 wrote a report at the end of his brief rectorate of the university of Erfurt, he added a large picture.
The document, preserved in the Municipal Archives of Erfurt, is remarkable for a number of reasons: first, next to the three leading heads of German Renaissance humanism of the time, Reuchlin, Mutian and Erasmus, Luther is added as the champion of the new cultural movement of humanism.
The importance of the humanists in German educational and cultural history is the more remarkable since they represented at all times a tiny minority compared to the total population.
www.phil-hum-ren.uni-muenchen.de /GermLat/Acta/Bernstein.htm   (3997 words)

German Sculpture of the Later Renaissance, c.1520-1580: Art in an Age of Uncertainty.
Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature.
Wightman, W.P.D. Science and the Renaissance: An Introduction to the Study of the Emergence of the Sciences in the Sixteenth Century.
www.library.wwu.edu /ref/subjguides/renbib.htm   (3218 words)

 German Renaissance - Wine International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
His grand-father become the local doctor in the picturesque village of Ihringen in Kaiserstühl, in the southern German region of Baden.
The elegance and eloquence of Pinot Gris and the Pinot Blanc (Grauburgunder and Weissburgunder) are a revelation, as is their ability to both age and develop complexity.
Like a German Riesling on holiday, it is less straitlaced than its siblings, taking on richer, warmer characteristics plus a distinctive minerality.
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 Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528) - German Renaissance Painter
He is best known for his woodcuts in series, including the Apocalypse (1498), two series on the crucifixion of Christ, the Great Passion (1498-1510) and the Little Passion (1510-11) as well as many of his individual prints, such as Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513) and Melancholia I (1514).
During the first few years from 1495 he worked in the established Germanic and northern forms but was open to the influences of the Renaissance.
The picture painted by Dürer was closer to the Italian style - the Adoration of the Virgin, also known as the Feast of Rose Garlands; it was subsequently acquired by the Emperor Rudolf II and taken to Prague.
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 Drawings of the German Renaissance - Judith Bell
Think of the Renaissance and one's mind goes to fifteenth-century Florence, Italy, to Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
But there is another, slightly later Renaissance, one that took place in the lands beyond the Alps, where the Gothic manner never really accepted by Italy maintained a persistent hold.
Two hundred Swiss and German drawings from 1455 to 1545 on loan from the …ffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel and the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, provide us with a rare look at the dawn of the northern Renaissance.
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It flourished in Germany, Switzerland and Austria from about 1500 onwards, and corresponds to the period when a remarkable group of artists raised the ex-libris from a simple printed identification of ownership to that of a work of art.
Their works, or at least their influence stretches from about 1500 to 1620, the latter date being usually accepted as the end of the Renaissance and the beginning of baroque in Germany.
Perhaps it is not logical to place this ex-libris by an unidentified artist amongst the plates of the ‘Kleinmeistern’, but its style reflects the period perfectly.
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 Ryla’s Booty » Futher notes on the German Renaissance.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ryla’s Booty » Futher notes on the German Renaissance.
I’m still looking for pictures of this style of German Renaissance gowns, which is rather hard to find, since it seems that the strap-off-the-shoulder style was a bit more popular.
This entry was posted on Friday, October 21st, 2005 at 8:01 am and is filed under German Ren.
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 The Northern Renaissance: Artists and their Works
The northern European tradition of Gothic Art was greatly affected by the technical and philosophical advancements of the Renaissance in Italy.
The great artists who inspired the Northern Renaissance included Jan van Eyck (and his brother Hubert, about whom little is known), Robert Campin and Rogier van der Weyden.
In the 16th century, as in the south, the Northern Renaissance eventually gave way to highly stylized Mannerist art.
www.artcyclopedia.com /history/northern-renaissance.html   (155 words)

 Italian Renaissance Clothing: 1420-1520   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Renaissance Patterned fabrics, usually velvets and brocades, were more popular than materials of a single color from about 1480 to 1510.
The German Renaissance was also marked by the development of a unique method of ornamentation known as slashing.
During the Renaissance men of wealth began to wear hats of various shapes, richly decorated to match their splendid costumes.
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 VMFA: Exhibitions: Albrecht Durer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eighty-three prints by Albrecht Dürer, the Renaissance painter and graphic artist who transformed printmaking from a secondary medium meant for a popular audience into an art form of the highest importance, are on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Oct. 15, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005.
He traveled twice to Italy, and he was not merely influenced personally by the Renaissance, but he also set himself the mission of bringing Renaissance ideas to other artists in the North.
For subsequent generations, Dürer was a figure of central importance, especially in German culture, where he is seen as perhaps the most significant exponent of a German national identity before Goethe.
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 Solingen German Renaissance Rapier and Main Gauche
Based on models of 17th century swept-hilt rapiers of Germanic ancestry, our Solingen Rapier (SH2205) with matching main gauche (SH2208) is an excellent rendition of the timely originals.
The blades are constructed of forged high-carbon steel and are equipped with leather scabbards.
This rapier and the matching main gauche blade produced from CAS/Hanwei are now interchangeable with the “Practical” blades (SH2255, SH2256), which are designed for safety in rapier sparring.
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 The Toronto Consort | Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Toronto, Canada, September 21, 2004 … The Toronto Consort, one of Canada's leading period ensembles, launches its 32nd season with Treasures of the German Renaissance, on October 15 and 16 at 8:00 pm, Trinity St. Paul’s United Church.
Under the great patron of music Maximilian I, German music in the 16th century flourished, producing some of the most exquisite works of the period.
Treasures of the German Renaissance will also be performed in Guelph at Chalmers United Church on October 17 at 3:00 pm.
www.torontoconsort.org /pressreleases/21sept04.html   (307 words)

 Renaissance Annals @ LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is in large part due to the work of historians like Charles H. This terminology is particularly useful because it eliminates the need for fitting "The Renaissance" into a chronology that previously held that it was preceded by the Middle Ages and followed by the Reformation, which many believe to be inaccurate.
Petrarch saw history as social, art and literary advancement, and not as a series of set religious events.
The 1380s saw several classicising groups, including monks and citizens.
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