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  The Renaissance Man's Weeb Page
When I was in secondary school, many of my teachers called me "a modern day renaissance man." Shortly after, many people began to call me "The Renaissance Man." I have been called many things in my life, and I must admit that I prefer The Renaissance Man to many of others.
But there is a kind of thought during a renaissance period that one does not find in other periods, which is, in general, the belief that everything is knowable, and that one person can know it all.
During the Renaissance, living was certainly better, but it still would "suck"; it would just "suck less." Of course were I born back then, I would have been perfectly accepting of the time I lived in, for everything around me would be perfectly normal to me..
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  Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to the usual description, the Italian Renaissance of the 15th century, spreading through the rest of Europe, 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.
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   (2772 words)

 Polymath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most common other term for this phenomenon is Renaissance man, but also in use are Homo universalis and Uomo Universale, which in Latin and Italian, respectively, translate as "Universal Person" or "Universal Man".
Many notable polymaths lived during the European Renaissance period, and a rounded approach to education was typical of the ideals of the humanists of the time.
Although it is generally considered a compliment to be called well-rounded, or a Renaissance man, there is a potentially negative connotation as well: that by sacrificing depth for breadth, one becomes the "jack of all trades, but master of none".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renaissance_man   (584 words)

 Lecture 4: The Medieval Synthesis and the Discovery of Man: The Renaissance
Man emerged from the fragments of the medieval synthesis and saw, perhaps for the first time since the classical age of Greece, the world of Man and the world of Nature.
Dare I say it, the penultimate Renaissance man. He didn't care for the art of his own generation, he was unconcerned with the discovery of the New World and was bitterly hostile to the emergent new science.
Man was the intrepid explorer and after one thousand years of Christian dogmatism, sectarianism, heresy and the authority of the Church, Renaissance thinkers and artists gazed proudly to the future.
www.historyguide.org /intellect/lecture4a.html   (5114 words)

 Renaissance Man
A Renaissance Man, or polymath, is someone who excels in a wide range of fields.
In ages past, a man could learn almost all of the officially pragmatic knowledge of humanity, because the scope of human knowledge could be fit into a few tomes.
Renaissance Man - An essay on the extinction of the Renaissance Man or polymath in human history.
www.shawnolson.net /a/1090   (809 words)

 MODERN PHILOSOPHY: Humanism and the Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Humanism and the Renaissance are a vast and profound literary, cultural and speculative movement, having many varying aspects which it is difficult to group together in a single term or expression.
The Christian concept of the exaltation of man and of nature is profoundly different from that of Neo-Platonism and the Renaissance, because of the radical antithesis which exists between transcendentalism and immanentism.
Montaigne makes man the center of reference and of coordination as regards the experiences of nature, and his discussion of every question concludes with the expression, "I don't know." Outside proper individual concreteness everything is uncertain, and hence must be regarded with benevolent tolerance.
radicalacademy.com /adiphilhumanism.htm   (3694 words)

 The Renaissance (from history of Europe) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Nevertheless, the term Renaissance remains a widely recognized label for the multifaceted period between the heyday of medieval universalism, as embodied in the Papacy and Holy Roman Empire, and the convulsions and sweeping transformations of the 17th century.
In religious life the Renaissance was a time of the broadening and institutionalizing of earlier initiatives in lay piety and lay-sponsored clerical reforms, rather than of the abandonment of traditional beliefs.
In government, city-states and regional and national principalities supplanted the fading hegemony of the empire and the Papacy and obliterated many of the local feudal jurisdictions that had covered Europe, although within states power continued to be monopolized by elites drawing their strength from both landed and mercantile wealth.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-58315   (425 words)

 Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man Extraordinarie
During the Renaissance, an age that spanned the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, Western art reached its pinnacle, and although Michelangelo's work embodies its grandest artistic achievements, no life embodies the Renaissance as grandly and completely than that of Leonardo da Vinci's.
Reborn were individual self-consciousness and the conviction that man's life was worthy of study, could be understood, and should be approached as an art.
With the distinctive outlook and prosperity of the Renaissance, however, princes, councils, and merchants emerged as important patrons who paid for a largely secular, man-centered art that glorified themselves or their cities.
www.objectivescience.com /articles/profiles_leonardo.htm   (1769 words)

 Renaissance Man Encyclopedia Article @ BareHands.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For other uses of the term Renaissance man, see the polymath article.
Renaissance Man aka Army Intelligence is the title of a 1994 movie starring Danny DeVito.
The title "Renaissance Man" refers to Leone Battista Alberti (14 February 1404 – 25th April 1472), an Italian painter, poet, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer, who Rago greatly admires.
www.barehands.com /encyclopedia/Renaissance_man   (485 words)

 Renaissance Humanism
Perhaps the most we can assume is that the man of the Renaissance lived, as it were, between two worlds.
Indeed, as the age of Renaissance humanism wore on, the distinction between this world (the City of Man) and the next (the City of God) tended to disappear.
Hellenic philosophy was designed to teach man how to live successfully rather than how to die with the assurance of ultimate salvation.
www.historyguide.org /intellect/humanism.html   (1612 words)

 Renaissance man.
But to be objective about a man's life is perhaps as much a fiction as to treat him subjectively in a novel.
The 'renaissance man', that later ages have so much admired in Leonardo, simply took on so much that he brought relatively little to completion.
As a young man, I was once surprised when a Van Gogh scene came to life, in a tree-surrounded field of high grasses under the turbulence that warns of storms.
lit4lib.sky7.us /renaiss.html   (3201 words)

 Magus as Renaissance Man
The title of this essay may seem to consign it to the venerable "Renaissance Man" category, that is, to the tradition of those biographical essays in which a diligent admirer seeks to cast this or that jack-of-all-trades into the elusive role of an idealized overachiever of another era.
This sense of discovery united all Renaissance intellectuals, magicians or not, regardless of their native country and the manner in which they approached the "new" knowledge, whether as a purely intellectual, psychological exercise or with the hope of some practical application.
What makes Renaissance magic a Renaissance phenomenon is, at least in part, its share in the humanists' compulsion to return to the sources, the claim to have rediscovered, restored, and drunk at the lost and forgotten spring of ancient wisdom.
www.duke.edu /~frankbo/pdf/magus.html   (8604 words)

 Renaissance Man
While this was happening, I was reminded of the so-called "Renaissance Man." (Despite this being the "politically correct age," I'll stick with Renaissance Man for a moment.)
The Renaissance Man is someone who becomes skilled, sometimes to greatness, in several areas.
Being a Renaissance person doesn't mean that you'll be good at everything you try, or that you should continue to try everything you come across.
itmanagement.earthweb.com /career/article.php/3339401   (1153 words)

 ipedia.com: Renaissance man Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A Renaissance man is a common term that refers to a person who excel in many fields of work and knowledge.
The term comes from the seemingly great number of activities famous Renaissance masters were involved in.
However, during the Renaissance, it was easier to be an expert in all fields, as the total sum of knowledge was considerably smaller than it is today.
www.ipedia.com /renaissance_man_1.html   (244 words)

 PBS - Islam: Empire of Faith - Educational Resources - Lesson 5
Students will have the opportunity to research a Renaissance man from the 15th century Ottoman Empire and from 15th century Italy (such as Leonardo da Vinci).
Students will research one European Renaissance Man (recommendation: Leonardo da Vinci because he was active during the same time period as Suleiman, and there is an abundance of information on him) and gather information pertaining to the definition.
Renaissance Man definition Suleiman Person for comparison Characteristics of each person Visuals (pictures, poems, etc.) Accomplishments of each person A way of tying the two individuals together as Renaissance Men (it is also an option to compare Suleiman with a Renaissance Woman if appropriate)
www.pbs.org /empires/islam/lesson5.html   (923 words)

 The Impact of Emerging Technologies: Whither the Renaissance Man? - Technology Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
That’s the reason Gutenberg was so important to the first renaissance: the printing press, the new technologies that enabled its invention, and a burgeoning shipping trade were the Internet of their day.
Just as a 16th-century Renaissance man felt empowered by a bundle of books in his saddle­bag, a 21st-century renaissance woman with a laptop feels she has the entire store of human knowledge at her fingertips.
The irony of our renaissance, though, is that renaissance men and women are in short supply.
www.technologyreview.com /articles/05/05/issue/megaphone.asp   (728 words)

 MySpace.com - AMERICAN FILM RENAISSANCE - 28 - Male - Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA - www.myspace.com/americanrenaissance
Enough String Theory and postmodern poetry--the Renaissance is a rising.
Own the risk--own the risk of a renaissance.
And sometimes you've got to be the cowboy--ride into town, call the bluff, and face the music in the showdown.
myspace.com /americanrenaissance   (2238 words)

 Abraham Kuyper: God's Renaissance Man -NRA
In this article, we examine the man and his strategy for cultural reformation and its practical outworking in terms of political tactics and outcomes.
Kuyper is often lauded as a showcase model of the application of biblical principles to the political arena in Holland.
The absence of a biblical civil covenant and an explicitly Bible-based social philosophy in Holland led to a humanist takeover of Dutch society after Kuyper's death.
www.natreformassn.org /statesman/02/kuyper.html   (2087 words)

 Seghea.com  Renaissance Personhood
The term "Renaissance Man" or "universal genius" was used in the past to describe a person who was knowledgeable about so many different subjects as to be said to know everything.
The most noted example of a Renaissance Man is Leonardo da Vinci, artist and engineer, who designed technological devices many centuries ahead of his time.
If men can be inspired to become Renaissance men, they will not be seeking their pleasure at the expense of others, but will, instead, find pleasure in learning, creating, and achievement.
www.seghea.com /purpose.html   (1596 words)

 Review: Renaissance Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Taken as a whole, Renaissance Man is a typical offering from the director.
One of the first rules of storytelling, whether it's through cinema or another medium, is "show, don't tell." Renaissance Man violates this from the start, having each of the eight students recite a brief history.
Renaissance Man is a movie of moments, too many of which are mediocre or unfulfilling.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/r/renaissance.html   (553 words)

 Renaissance Man - page 1
A man less modest than Rotunno might have come to expect such kudos, especially after spending nearly 60 years behind the camera, capturing beautiful and mind-boggling imagery dreamed up by the world's greatest directors.
The film was photographed by the great Leon Shamroy, ASC, who recognized the star quality in the young camera assistant he had hired.
He was also a great man with a big heart, and he gave me the opportunity to stay close to him and watch everything he was doing.
www.theasc.com /magazine/mar99/renaissance/pg1.htm   (1396 words)

 A Renaissance Man
Langston Hughes was an artist who used words to express himself, but other forms of art influenced him, and his work crossed over into other mediums.
Hughes was considered a Renaissance man, someone who has wide interests and is talented in many areas.
Jazz and blues were key elements of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, a time when African Americans in a section of New York City started a movement to celebrate their culture.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/writers/hughes/renaiss_1   (154 words)

He was known as a Renaissance man because he could do many things well.
It was sung a cappella and sung in Latin.
Most of the music of the Renaissance was polyphonic, but something new was being heard.
www.empire.k12.ca.us /capistrano/Mike/capmusic/renaissance/renaissa.htm   (1058 words)

 The New Yorker: The Critics: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The famous figure of Vitruvian man, for instance, splayed out in his encircled square, is in origin a derivative illustration of an antique idea about regular proportions: a man’s proportions when the arms are horizontal make a square; with the arms diagonal they center a circle.
The point of the image is not that man is the measure of all things; it is that man can, like all things, be measured.
Although Freud’s famous analysis of Leonardo’s character—a man turned homosexual by absent father and not one but two overbearing mothers (natural and adoptive)—has long been brushed aside as a tour de force of shrewd reasoning from bad evidence, one detail in it seems exactly right: Leonardo did have an obsession with women, in pairs particularly.
www.newyorker.com /critics/books?050117crbo_books   (2681 words)

 Renaissance Man
In that colorful life of his he gained the title of a Renaissance man, which is a universal well-rounded man. This was a goal that every man wanted to achieve.
He wrote books: History of The World, Discovery of Guinea, and a poem "The Last Fight of the Revenge." Usually a Renaissance man must have an understanding of the arts and the sciences; he was a good writer.
Raleigh was known as a Renaissance man and others copied him in hopes of being like him.
www.yesnet.yk.ca /schools/projects/renaissance/renaissanceman.html   (520 words)

 Leonardo da Vinci | Renaissance Man
In addition to being just about the smartest person ever, Leonardo is reported to have been a strikingly handsome man with great strength and a fine singing voice.
He was so engrossed in his painting that he failed to notice that his animal specimens had begun to rot, and when he finally allowed his father to see it the man was so startled by its realism that he knew his son could only be an artist.
In an era when left-handedness was considered the devil's work and lefties were often forced to use their right hand, Leonardo was an unrepentant southpaw.
www.mos.org /leonardo/bio.html   (1231 words)

 Yoga & Ayurveda Health - Harish Johari: Ayurveda's renaissance man
De Yoga Journal noemt hem "Ayurveda's renaissance man", de man die ayurveda doet herleven.
Het overzicht van door Harish Johari gepubliceerde werken maakt meteen duidelijk waarom.
"Ayurveda's Renaissance Man - for Harish Johari - artist, composer, chef, teacher, tantric devotee - desire is the brush, and the five senses are the palette."
www.yoga-ayurveda.be /ned/yoga-ayurveda_harish-johari.htm   (464 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)

 Renaissance Man (1994)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
One Man's Mission To Teach The Few, The Proud...
Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill.
None of the film's critics or supporters commented on the plot line in which the teacher recovered the true history of his recruit's father's unrecognized heroism.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0110971   (567 words)

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