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Running head: RENAISSANCE, BAROQUE, AND ROCOCO ARTRenaissance, Baroque, and Rococo ArtStudentUniversity of the People
2RENAISSANCE, BAROQUE, AND ROCOCO ARTHumans are an evolving species; constantly learning and developing new ways of thinking. As we continue to grow, we discover new methods for various processes and activities. In regards to art, there are three distinct styles where an explosion of knowledge altered the way we created and viewed art. Renaissance PeriodWe cannot discuss the evolution of art without discussing the period of the Renaissance. The Renaissance originated in Italy during the late 14thcentury and was a period of rebirth and revival of ancient Greek and Roman classical learning (History.com, n.d.). The interesting thing about this time period is that people made tremendous leaps forward by looking at past civilizations. However, individuals had grown to be more knowledgeable as they began to explore science and other disciplines. This was a contributing factor to the great success of the Renaissance. Advancements in human anatomy allowed renaissance artists to create works that were more realistic. For example, Leonardo da Vinci was a known as a “renaissance man” because of his knowledge and study of a great deal of subjects. The Vitruvian Man is a sketch done by Leonardo da Vinci that depicts a male figure in two positions contained within a circle and a square [Figure 1]. Leonardo’s studies had allowed him to develop techniques for achieving

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