Lecture 16 - Lecture 16 11/04/08 Background of...

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Lecture 16 11/04/08 Background of Michelangelo’s “David” Neoplatonism 2 - (new-Plato-ism): renewed approach to Plato’s philosophy—there’s an idealized form of everything beyond reality. Not until 15 th century that Christendom and ancient Greek/Roman art reached the perfect fusion e . Ficino( was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance , an astrologer , a reviver of Neoplatonism who was in touch with every major academic thinker and writer of his day, and the first translator of Plato 's complete extant works into Latin . His Florentine Academy , an attempt to revive Plato's school, had enormous influence on the direction and tenor of the Italian Renaissance and the development of European philosophy . ) at this point argues that all creations are created by God. The idea of genius, who is able to create the ideal form, first appeared. Savonarola (
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Lecture 16 - Lecture 16 11/04/08 Background of...

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