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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 53 ART THROUGH THE AGES

The Italian Renaissance

THE REBIRTH OF CLASSICAL VALUES

 

The word Renaissance doesn’t mean “rebirth” for nothing! After the Middle Ages, renewed interest in the Classical values of ancient Greece and Rome reinvigorated art and academics in Italy. A return to naturalism from direct observation of form broke the mold of flatness from the art of the Middle Ages.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 1400–1600Italy

Prior to the Renaissance, artists were considered craftspeople, most working namelessly in guilds. With new attention and privilege being paid to artists as individuals, they became celebrities. Titans like Leonardo ...

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