perspective - James Francis Hist. 406 Essay #1 Early Modern...

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James Francis Hist. 406 Essay #1 Early Modern Europe The word ‘History’ comes from the Greek word ‘Historia’ meaning “Inquiry, Knowledge acquired through investigation.” This definition of the word ‘History’ describes what people during the renaissance were trying to accomplish. They were attempting to recapture the glory, culture, and ultimately the knowledge of the Roman Empire and Greek City-States before their collapse. Throughout the ages many Historians have speculated and written volumes of material on the origins and causes of the Renaissance however, no matter what the catalyst was, the indisputable fact is that the Renaissance happened. Although there are a number of marked differences between life before and after the start of the Renaissance the most important difference is the idea of perspective and how it relates to the culture and people of the renaissance. The most clear-cut example of how perspective was different during the renaissance than it was before the renaissance is in the field of art, specifically painting. Perspective, as it relates to art, is simply a technique used to recreate what the eye is seeing. In the middle ages paintings,
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course HIST 406 taught by Professor Beasley during the Spring '12 term at San Diego State.

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