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Unformatted text preview: The renaissance 19:03 Cimbaue, “Madonna enthroned” • Captures medieval techniques of Christian art Giotto, “resurrection of Christ” • Shows translation of middle ages art, to renaissance art o Return of natural art o Shows darkness and light, which creates horizontal lines Developments • Rediscovery of classical texts • Plague decreased • Print invented o More of a middle class thing to start reading o Books becoming easier to access o Widespread knowledge o Literacy increased o Silent reading on the rise o Individual could now read, and do so whenever they wanted • Exploration/colonialism o New worlds o The world became a larger place o Humans became more capable • Rise of mercantile class, capitalism o Social boundaries less secure, much more social mobility than in the past • Scientific developments, questioning of Ptolemaic universe o Galileo enhanced new ideas of the heavens o Challenged the idea that the earth was at the center of the universe •...
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- Fall '10
- Rhetorical techniques, Petrarch, classical texts, context Renaissance Art, Christian art Giotto