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Unformatted text preview: AHA 1120/1120H: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART, II Prof. Land Topic 1: The Early Renaissance in Italy: “The Classical Recovery” The word "renaissance" means "rebirth" and in the context of fifteenth-century Italy refers to the rebirth of the achievements of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, as seen through the eyes of enlightened Christians. Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture had their beginnings in Florence in the fifteenth century. The "new" architecture is primarily the creation of Filippo Brunelleschi. who turned to such Ancient works as the Pantheon in Rome for inspiration and guidance. He created a modern architecture that was based on the recovery of the "vocabulary" and "grammar" of Ancient architecture. Later in the century, the humanist Leon Battista Alberti. Continued the practice of studying the architecture of Antiquity. In sculpture, Donatello, Nanni di Banco and others created a style that architecture of Antiquity....
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2009 for the course AHA 1120 taught by Professor Land during the Spring '08 term at Missouri (Mizzou).
- Spring '08