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Unformatted text preview: Culture. Another Assumption included the fact that the Renaissance occurred in an era of economic prosperity and optimism. The fourth and final assumption was that despotism provided political environment for art. The eight major characteristics were: 1) the state was a work of art, 2) Individualism, 3) the Revival of antiquity, 4) the rediscovery of man and physical world, 5) Social equality and mobility, 6) the Artistic Realm, 7) Immorality, and 8) Secularism. Basically, Burckhardt preached and talked about his beliefs on the Characteristics of the Renaissance, while others believed that it was simply just a shift in the Late Middle Ages....
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- Spring '08
- Middle Ages, renaissance, Jacob Burckhardt, talian Renaissance paintings