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1-Intro(1) - WELCOME TO ART 1441 Professor: M. Zucker...

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Professor : M. Zucker Office : 208 Design Phone : 578-5406 E-mail : mzucker@lsu.edu Office hours : Tues. & Thurs., 1:00-2:30 (also available right after class or by appointment) WELCOME TO ART 1441
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NOTES FOR TOPIC 1 • Renaissance (French word used in English) • Literal meaning of the word = rebirth (“renascence”) • classical antiquity = the culture and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome rinascita dell’antichità = Italian for “rebirth of antiquity”
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Early Renaissance attitudes toward the past and the present • Poggio Bracciolini’s lament about the demise of ancient Rome (ca. 1430): “Surely this city is to be mourned over, which once produced so many illustrious men . . . , which was the . . . parent of so many and such great virtues, the mother of so many good arts, the city from which flowed military discipline, purity of morals and life, the decrees of law, the models of all the virtues, and the knowledge of right living.” • Matteo Palmieri’s optimistic view of the present (ca. 1440): “Now may every
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