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  Renaissance - Cunnan
The Renaissance is usually considered to have begun in the 14th century in Italy and the 16th century in northern Europe.
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.
The second half of the Renaissance is also the period of the Reformation, although it could be argued that the conflict between Humanism and Scholasticism, which was very much the footprint of the Renaissance, was also the starting point for the Reformation.
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 WebMuseum: La Renaissance
The consciousness of cultural rebirth was itself a characteristic of the Renaissance.
The term Renaissance, describing the period of European history from the early 14th to the late 16th century, is derived from the French word for rebirth, and originally referred to the revival of the values and artistic styles of classical antiquity during that period, especially in Italy.
The later Renaissance was marked by a growth of bureaucracy, an increase in state authority in the areas of justice and taxation, and the creation of larger regional states.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/glo/renaissance   (1448 words)

 Gardens of the Late Renaissance
High Renaissance gardens introduced architectural ideas, such as axial planning, into gardens; along with a strong emphasis on architectural elements, such as staircases, carved balustrades, and niches to display statues in.
It was during the High Renaissance that garden design became a great art, equal to architecture, and created by the greatest architects of the period.
During the Early Renaissance, Florence was the cultural center, while the High Renaissance was centered in Rome.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/garden_design/28330   (486 words)

 Welcome to Renaissance High School
Renaissance high School was founded in 1978 as a small college preparatory school for academically able students.
The primary goal of Renaissance High School is to enhance the development of the cognitive, emotional/aesthetic physical and social skills of all our students.
Renaissance’s administrative leadership responsibilities are to ensure that the instructional program meets the needs of the students.
schools.detroit.k12.mi.us /sites/renaissance/history.htm   (876 words)

 High Renaissance Art Reproductions, High Renaissance Paintings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The two principal components of Renaissance style are the following: a revival of the classical forms originally developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and an intensified concern with secular life-interest in humanism and assertion of the importance of the individual.
The Renaissance period in art history corresponds to the beginning of the great Western age of discovery and exploration, when a general desire developed to examine all aspects of nature and the world.
During the Renaissance, artists were no longer regarded as mere artisans, as they had been in the medieval past, but for the first time emerged as independent personalities, comparable to poets and writers.
www.topofart.com /movements/High_Renaissance   (508 words)

 Backgrounds to the Italian Renaissance
At the beginning of the high middle ages, wealth in Italy consisted almost entirely of land and was concentrated in the hands of the nobility.
It is an old given in Renaissance studies that the phenomenal growth of wealth in these small city-states is directly responsible for the flowering of literature, scholarship and the other arts during the Italian Renaissance as the aristocracy and the powerful sought to praise and legitimate their power by patronizing the arts and scholarship.
It was the last significant moment in Italian Renaissance history; the Reformation, one of the most significant events in European history, was on the eve of its eruption, awaiting a cold morning at the end of October, 1517, to permanently change the face of European culture.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/REN/BACK.HTM   (2870 words)

 High Renaissance - High Renaissance Art
High Renaissance in Italy is the climax of Renaissance art, from 1500-1525.
Renaissance Classicism was a form of art that removed the extraneous detail and showed the world as it was.
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...
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/renaissance/highren.htm   (718 words)

 Early Renaissance - Early Renaissance Art
Renaissance marks the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the Modern world.
Early Renaissance, mostly in Italy, bridges the art period during the fifteenth century, between the Middle Ages and the High Renaissance in Italy.
The term renaissance means rebirth and is used to mark an era of broad cultural achievement as a result of renewed interest in the classical art and ideas of Ancient Greece and Rome.
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/renaissance/earlyrenaiss.htm   (585 words)

 High Renaissance Gardens
The period which is called the High Renaissance only lasted about thirty years; it began around 1500, the year Julius II became Pope, and it didn't really survive the 1527 sack of Rome.
High Renaissance art and architecture was characterized by the sort of harmony that Alberti wrote about in his treatise De re aedificatoria libri X (The Ten books of Architecture), "Everything that Nature produces is regulated by the law of harmony, and her chief concern is that everything should be perfect.
The High Renaissance was not a great period of garden making; only two important gardens were created during this period, but they both had a huge impact on the design of later gardens.
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 SparkNotes: Italian Renaissance (1330-1550): Art in the High Renaissance (1450-1550)
The artists of the High Renaissance, which is loosely defined as the period from 1450 to 1550, built upon the foundation laid by their predecessors.
If the artists of the early Renaissance had introduced and worked to perfect the techniques and style of Renaissance art, it was the artists of the High Renaissance who mastered these techniques, creating the most intricate and beautiful works of the entire period.
Therefore, the art of the High Renaissance remained highly religious in theme, though the extreme humanism exhibited by Leonardo gained strength, portending the further schism between art and the Church, and intellectualism and the Church, which would reach a head in the coming centuries.
www.sparknotes.com /history/european/renaissance1/section7.rhtml   (1251 words)

 Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the traditional view, the Renaissance was understood as an historical age in Europe that followed the Middle Ages and preceded the Reformation, spanning roughly the 14th through the 16th century.
The Italian Renaissance of the 15th century represented a re-connection of the west with classical antiquity, the absorption of knowledge (particularly mathematics), a focus on the importance of living well in the present (Renaissance humanism), and an explosion of the dissemination of knowledge brought on by the advent of printing.
The development of the Italian Renaissance was intertwined with the intellectual movement known as Renaissance humanism and with the history of the fiercely independent and combative urban societies of the city-states of central and northern Italy in the 13th to 16th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renaissance   (3221 words)

 renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Renaissance was a time of intellectual ferment that laid the foundation for the thinkers and scientists of the 17th century, who were far more original than the Renaissance humanists (Ackerman 125).
High Renaissance artists generally reduced their subjects to the bare essentials in order to keep the viewer's attention focused (Italian 54).
Renaissance sculptors of the Lowlands were much less innovative than painters, retaining a closer connection to Gothic art; architectural forms seemed to be unaffected by the Renaissance (Harbison 32).
www.unc.edu /~wmoon/renaissance.html   (1749 words)

 Renaissance Festival Dot-Com Essay Entry
One major aspect of the Renaissance that sets it apart from others, in furniture and in fashion, is the use of heavy brocades and floral patterns of the deepest richest colors.
The renaissance was broken up into three main periods, the Early Renaissance (2nd half of the 15th century), the High Renaissance (1st half of 16th century), and the late Renaissance (end of 16th century).
During the High Renaissance cabinets came in two bodies, the upper half is where the drawers were located.
www.renaissancefestival.com /columns/essay_contest/furniture.asp   (1941 words)

 History of Art:The High Renaissance, Mannerism
At the apex of the High Renaissance, Raphael's self-portrait depicts him at case among scholars and philosophers in "The School of Athens." Decades later, utterly disillusioned with history and life, Michelangelo produced his self-portrait as St. Bartholomew, a ragged old beggar with flayed skin in his Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel.
Also Florence, capital of the earlv Renaissance, was in turmoil after the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent in 1492, terrified by the admonitory sermons ot Fra Savonarola.
With the Renaissance came also a new awareness of the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans and with that a slowly achieved awareness quite lacking in the Middle Ages — that such a world was over and past.
www.all-art.org /history230.html   (5197 words)

 High Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The High Renaissance is a rather subjective art term denoting the culmination of the Italian Renaissance art between 1500 and 1525.
The High Renaissance sculpture, as exemplified by Michelangelo's Pietà and David, is characterized by the ideal balance between statics and movement.
The serene mood and luminous colours of Giorgione and young Titian exemplify the High Renaissance in Venice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/High_Renaissance   (272 words)

 Italian Renaissance Art: Literary Background
The ideal of Renaissance humanistic education was the production of the uomo universale, or "universal man." The universal man contained within himself knowledge and all the skills of the various arts, from grammar, rhetoric, and philosophy, to art, music, poetry, and architecture.
Renaissance readers and audiences, however, seemed to be more inclined to understand poetry in terms of genres, conventions, and poetic skill.
A writer could easily compose a pile of love sonnets even if he weren't in love; that doesn't matter, for the virtue of the poetry lay in invention, that is, the discovery of types of expression and genres or arguments to express a particular emotion, spiritual state, or intellectual idea.
www.uml.edu /Dept/History/arthistory/Italian_Renaissance/7.htm   (1586 words)

Many Renaissance scholars and artists studied the art and learning from ancient Greece and Rome, attempting to recapture the spirit of those cultures in their philosophies and their works of art and literature.
Renaissance leaders began to reject many of the attitudes and ideas of the Middle Ages.
Renaissance thinkers began to emphasize people's responsibilities and duties to their society, a society that could civilize people rather than make them wicked.
www.42explore2.com /renaissance.htm   (1498 words)

 Mentor High School - Renaissance
Some assemblies, including door prizes, could be the lesser amounts, where as the once a year assembly to which we treat the Renaissance students would cost more in the $1500 to $2000 range.
A breakfast sponsor treats the Renaissance students to a continental breakfast at the school.
When scholarships are available, the Renaissance Program advertises the scholarship for graduating seniors who have worked hard but may not be attending 4 year college.
www.mentorhigh.com /renaissance   (497 words)

 Renaissance Academy Charter School • West Los Angeles California
Congratulations are in order for all Renaissance Academy students and staff in light of our school’s outstanding academic performance during the 2005-06 school year.
I would also like to thank the Renaissance Academy Board and the many parent volunteers whose tireless efforts made it possible to survive the year.
Renaissance Academy’s excellent performance is both heartening and heartbreaking because we are being denied the opportunity to continue the excellent work we have begun.
www.rahigh.org   (243 words)

 Mark Harden's Artchive: "Renaissance"
The concept enshrined in the word 'Renaissance' is actually one of rebirth rather than revival and carries with it the loaded, and absolutely discredited, argument that the Middle Ages was a dead period intellectually and artistically.
Thus, the beginnings of Renaissance art in Italy should be recognizable by seeking out not only those artists who adopted motifs or borrowed models from antiquity, but also those who sought to represent the human figure and the material world more naturalistically than had their predecessors.
It was not until this period that Italian Renaissance ideals began to spread in a significant way north of the Alps, Durer being the first northern artist to fully assimilate the ideals of the Renaissance into his work.
www.artchive.com /artchive/renaissance.html   (970 words)

 High Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Renaissance fueled a new sense of pride, of nationalism.
The High Renaissance, in summary, was a change in life and art.
In a typical High Renaissance painting, skin tones have better definition and poses were generally more natural.
library.thinkquest.org /C0118063/time/highren.htm   (211 words)

 Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
People who lived during the Renaissance were learning to explore and learn new and different aspects of education, sciences, and most of all the arts.
He was one of the founders of the high Renaissance.
Donatello, an Italian Renaissance sculptor, is often considered one of the most influential artists of his time.
www.mc.edu /campus/users/busbea/fall01/renaissance/renaissance.htm   (284 words)

 Columbia Museum of Art: The Collection (Gallery 4: High Renaissance to Baroque)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
As the Italian Renaissance entered the 16th century, it passed into a period now referred to as the "High Renaissance." Three of the greatest artists the world has ever known rose to prominence at that time, and they redefined art and its role forever.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Michaelangelo (1475-1564), and Raphael (1483-1520) marked the culmination of the Renaissance's continual movement toward the unity of religion and humanism - the recognition of the importance of the earthly realm and human existence.
Thus it covers the artistic movements from the beginning of the High Renaissance through Mannerism, the Baroque, and into the Rococo.
www.colmusart.org /html/s03collection04.shtml   (364 words)

 ARTinaClick.com | Art Styles -> Renaissance
Renaissance: As Europe emerged from the darkness of The Middle Ages there was a rebirth and intellectual stimulation promoting social, artistic, scientific and economic growth.
The art of the Renaissance was created for the wealthy patrons of the church and egocentric competition among the artists fueled artistic invention and progress from the Fourteenth through the Sixteenth centuries.
Italy was the center of the High Renaissance and produced artists such as Giotto, Michelangelo's Creation of Adam, Leonardo daVinci's Mona Lisa, and Botticelli's The Birth of Venus to name only a few.
www.artinaclick.com /artstyles/renaissance.asp   (200 words)

 High Renaissance Art History - Watterson
This course covers the architecture, sculpture, and painting of central and north Italy during the High Renaissance, Mannerist, and early Baroque periods.
The first half of the semester traces the emergence of the High Renaissance style in late Quattrocento Florence and early Cinquecento Rome, and focuses in depth on Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante, and Andrea del Sarto.
The second part of the course studies the innovating development and transformation of the classicizing High Renaissance style by north Italian masters such as Correggio, Giorgione, and Titian, as well as by Mannerist artists, for example Pontormo, Rosso Fiorentino, Parmigianino, Giulio Romano, Bronzino, Cellini, and Giambologna.
www.saci-florence.org /academics/faculty/Syllabi/Spring/High_Ren.htm   (3448 words)

 Dummies::Discovering Italian High Renaissance Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Titian is the least "Renaissance" of the greats because his glowing color and apparent disinterest in creating "proper" anatomy are a bit at odds with what was considered important.
A Renaissance artist who was praised lavishly in his lifetime and who is now overlooked is Parma's Correggio.
Michelangelo was of the Renaissance and at the same time far beyond it.
www.dummies.com /WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-1138.html   (925 words)

 Art History at Loggia | Exploring High Renaissance Art in Italy
The phrase "Renaissance person" has come to mean someone who is a master of several subjects, and for good reason - many artists who worked during the fruitful period known as the Renaissance were equally proficient as architects, designers, painters, and sculptors.
The definition of a Renaissance man, Leonardo put his studies of anatomy, science, and nature to work in his inventive and revolutionary paintings such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper.
The golden boy of High Renaissance painting, Raphael produced a series of Madonna and Child images that still leave viewers breathless today.
www.loggia.com /art/renaissance/highrenaissance.html   (419 words)

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