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  Exhibits Collection -- Renaissance
"Renaissance," French for "rebirth," perfectly describes the intellectual and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.
Also, and perhaps most importantly, the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific, and political thought turned in new directions.
Join us as we explore the Renaissance and discover the forces that drove this rebirth in Europe, and in Italy in particular.
www.learner.org /interactives/renaissance   (118 words)

  WebMuseum: La Renaissance
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 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)

  Renaissance - MSN Encarta
Introduction; Characteristics of the Renaissance; Interpretations of the Renaissance; Economic and Social Basis of the Renaissance; Politics in the Renaissance; The Church and Religion in the Renaissance.
The ideas of the Renaissance, particularly of humanism, are then explored, and their impacts on established religion, on science, and on the arts are examined.
The Renaissance was marked by an intense interest in the visible world and in the knowledge derived from concrete sensory experience.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554186/Renaissance.html   (771 words)

The Renaissance was defined by an increased focus on optimism and the dignity of man, as opposed to the medieval, religious-based pessimism.
Much Renaissance art was religious in theme, but the Renaissance moved intellectually away from the man-is-nothing-without-God mentality of the Middle Ages to emphasize the human spirit.
The ideal Renaissance man was a master of art and literature, a scholar and inventor, as well as physically graceful and talented in all the social arts —he strove for perfection in man (as Michaelangelo's David sculpture was trying to represent the perfect human form).
www.loyno.edu /~seduffy/renaissance.html   (1824 words)

 Renaissance Woman Online | Web Publisher Internet
A Renaissance Woman is a woman (as opposed to a Renaissance Man) who has broad intellectual interests and that is definitely me! I am interested in all sorts of fields from business and marketing to writing and education.
Here's a bit of trivia for you: A polymath (also known as a polyhistor) is a person who excels in multiple fields.
The interests of a Renaissance Woman can vary as widely as the individual women.
renaissancewomanonline.com   (271 words)

To the Renaissance in its opening stage the honour belongs of scattering broadcast the printed Latin Vulgate as well as translations of it in most European languages, of course with approval from the Church.
During the period commonly assigned to the Renaissance at its height (1453-1527), freedom was the rule.
All these things form part of "that matured and completed Renaissance" whereby the evil was purged out which had made it perilous in the same degree to faith and to morals.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12765b.htm   (5114 words)

 Renaissance [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Renaissance is the name of the great intellectual and cultural movement of the revival of interest in classical culture that occurred in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries -- a period which saw the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times.
Traces of this revolt can be seen in Dante (1265- 1321), who, although thoroughly medieval in his sympathies, chose the Roman poet Virgil as his model, and who, in the vigour and magnificence of his own verse, was a striking contrast to his contemporaries and earlier medieval authors.
The second period of the Renaissance is marked by a continued zeal for classical study, and by the developmental of a broad learning and the new view of the intellectual life which is now known as Humanism.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/r/renaiss.htm   (696 words)

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.
This page is intended to be a growing collection of links to Renaissance poetry texts (and related resources), with a special emphasis on the English literature of the period.
www.library.wwu.edu /ref/subjguides/renbib.htm   (3218 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   (961 words)

In short, GNUstep Renaissance allows you to describe your user interfaces (that is, the windows in your application, and the buttons, boxes, textfields, etc in the windows) in simple and intuitive XML files, using an open, standard format describing the logic of the interface.
GNUstep Renaissance uses outlets and connections (which are made possible by Objective-C) to connect at run time user interface objects to other objects in the application.
Renaissance was written by Nicola Pero (n.pero@mi.flashnet.it) and is part of the GNUstep project (http://www.gnustep.org).
www.gnustep.it /Renaissance   (837 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)

 High Renaissance - High Renaissance Art
Renaissance Classicism was a form of art that removed the extraneous detail and showed the world as it was.
A rich person could take an artist into his or her household and in return the artist would supply the patron artistic needs, or someone or some organisation could commission a single work from an artist and employ him until that work was finished client...
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)

  'Renaissance'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When a beautiful young Avalon scientist is kidnapped, her sister and an intrepid cop break the rules and slip into the shadowy Parisian underworld to find her.
On whatever serves as that future world's movie screens, they probably watch a lot of films that look like "Renaissance." Using technology that was unavailable just a few years ago, director Christian Volckman has created an engrossing high-tech amalgam of film noir melancholy, sci-fi speculation, graphic novel fantasy, motion-capture animation and computer-generated imagery.
"Renaissance" combines the future-shock of "Metropolis," the dark romance of "Casablanca" and the subterfuge of "The Third Man," while taking a step beyond the once groundbreaking motion-capture technology of "Waking Life," "The Polar Express" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06341/744153-120.stm   (408 words)

  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), 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 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.
The music of the 15th century Burgundian School defined the beginning of the Renaissance in that art; and the polyphony of the Netherlanders, as it moved with the musicians themselves into Italy, formed the core of what was the first true international style in music since the standardization of Gregorian Chant in the 9th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renaissance   (3055 words)

 Renaissance - Cunnan
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.
Although the Renaissance was a time of significant change in comparison to the Middle Ages, there were times of both peace and prosperity, and war, disease and famine.
cunnan.sca.org.au /wiki/Renaissance   (1102 words)

 CompuApps Renaissance 2007 Edition- Backup, Restore, Disaster Recovery, Compression, Encryption, Sync, Scheduler
Renaissance is a simple yet powerful Backup application that provides every user the peace of mind by its ease, comfort and security.
Renaissance enables user to select files and data with a quick and easy to wizard interface.
Renaissance stores all the versions of the backup image files and allows recovering older version files.
www.compuapps.com /products/Renaissance/Renaissance.htm   (407 words)

 Lecture 1: Renaissance Portraits   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The expression "Renaissance" is a value-charged expression because it carries with it a whole series of connotations that go beyond just the simple meaning of "rebirth." The expression "Dark Ages" is also value-charged.
In this view then, the Renaissance was a profound act of rebellion and in the wake of protest, a new world was likely to emerge.
So, it is fairly safe to say that the Renaissance, its cultural and intellectual merits considered together, placed a premium upon the individual and the capacity of the individual for improvement.
www.historyguide.org /earlymod/lecture1c.html   (5842 words)

 Renaissance (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Renaissance deftly walks the line between mainstream American animation and Japanese anime.
Instead, Renaissance is a gritty, innovatively drawn thriller with an engaging central story.
Renaissance is one of the best animated film aimed at adults not to originate from Japan.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0386741   (526 words)

 AAM—The Renaissance Connection: Lesson Plans: Discovering Linear Perspective
Because the people in Medieval paintings were citizens of heaven and the artists painting these pictures had never actually seen heaven, the background was left to the imagination and the teachings of the church.
Artists in the early part of the Renaissance struggled to master techniques to create an accurate illusion of three-dimensional space in their paintings.
Instruct students to use the Renaissance Connection perspective interactive drawing tools to draw objects such as furniture in the room provided, or print out the room worksheet and instruct students to draw objects in the room using pencils and rulers.
www.renaissanceconnection.org /lesson_art_perspective.html   (1101 words)

 PIXELSURGEON | Reviews | Movies | Renaissance
Renaissance takes place in a futuristic Paris, where giant corporation Avalon has made a business out of the obsession for longevity.
The technique is very impressive and beautiful; and although it takes a little getting used to, you end up forgetting it's there, mostly thanks to the use of motion capture and the clever use of lights to separate them from the background.
Renaissance is an exciting, idiosyncratic film, with an absorbing and intelligent plot that keeps you hooked all the way through.
www.pixelsurgeon.com /reviews/review.php?id=1038   (489 words)

 Renaissance by Ultra Aesthetics
Renaissance Professional Stretch Mark Treatment Crème is an advanced scientific formulation designed to dramatically improve the appearance of stretch marked skin within 6 to 8 weeks.
Renaissance helps the body to rebuild normal collagen and elastin fibers in the skin.
Renaissance works by restructuring and reinforcing the collagen matrix, increasing collagen synthesis and normalizing skin's elastic fibers.
www.asseenontv.com /prod-pages/renaissance.html   (714 words)

 Renaissance Productions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Renaissance Web Corporation is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility over the contents or use of these web sites.
Renaissance Web Corporation shall be free to use and/or disseminate such Submissions on an unrestricted basis for any purpose.
www.renaissance-web.net /legal/default.asp   (918 words)

 Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term "renaissance", meaning "re-birth", stands for a complete change in material and spiritual culture.
The Italian Early Renaissance begins as early as the late 14th century.
Most typical of the time is the Landsknecht style that was invented in Germany by mercenaries who loved dressing up on one hand, but also found the tight fashion of the time too impractical for their soldiers' life.
www.mauritia.de /en/renaissance/ren.html   (784 words)

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