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Dustin Lee The Renaissance Block F: World History Patron: a financial supporter Humanism: focused on worldly subjects rather than on the religious issues that had occupied medieval thinkers Humanities: the subjects taught in ancient Greek and Roman schools Perspective: making distant objects smaller than those close to the viewer, artists could paint scenes that appeared three-dimensional What was the Renaissance? The Renaissance was a time of creativity and change in many areas—political, social, economic, and cultural. Perhaps most important, were the changes that took place in the way people viewed themselves and their world. How does the art reflect the ideas at the time?
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Unformatted text preview: Roman art had been very realistic, and Renaissance painters developed new techniques for representing both humans and landscapes in a realistic way. Renaissance artists learned the rules of perspective. By making distant objects smaller than those close to the viewer, artists could paint scenes that appeared three-dimensional. Renaissance painters used shading to make objects look round and real. Painters and sculptors also studied human anatomy and drew from live models. As a result, they were able to portray the human body more accurately than medieval artists had done....
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