During the Renaissance

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During the Renaissance, artists benefited from the patronage of rich merchants and  rulers, and were well known during their own times, unlike the anonymous artists who  had produced works in guilds during the middle ages. Great fame and influence was  conferred upon the great artists of the day, and they were celebrated wherever they  traveled. This fame convinced many artists that they deserved special privileges and  consideration, which they were often granted.  The artists of the early Renaissance were both liberated by the patronage of the wealthy  and constricted in their choice of subject matter. Despite the changes wrought by  humanism, the Italian population remained, more than anything else, highly religious.  Wealthy patrons most often commissioned works of art that were in some way related to  the Catholic Church, to which the wealthy often donated grand cathedrals. Altarpieces  and religious murals were common among the works created during the early 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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