Burkgardt - Culture. Another Assumption included the fact...

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Jacob Burckhardt One of the more famous Swiss Art historians, Jacob Burckhardt (pronounced yay-cub by Dr. Loughlin) was someone who tried to explain the Italian Renaissance paintings. He was known for his four assumptions and eight characteristics of the Renaissance. The four assumptions include the following: The renaissance was the end of the middle ages and the beginning of the Modern World. The renaissance in the Italian 15 th and 16 th centuries, due to various instances of weakness, leading to the rise of the Independent North Italian City States (Florence, Milan, Pisa, Modena, Venice, Mantua, Ferrara, Verona, Pistoia, Lucca, Bologna, Urbino, Genoa, Sicily, and Papal.), which helped out with the social climate and support for Renaissance
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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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