Changes During Renaissance Time

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The term “renaissance” means “rebirth” in French, and it is the phase of European history from the 14th to the 16th century, which is considered by historians as the beginning of Modern Ages. The Renaissance was, in fact, a period of grow and rebirth which started firstly in Italy and then was spread across Europe.
During Middle Ages, Italy was made up of a number of independent city-states, each one ruled by powerful families; Florence, which was the birthplace of Renaissance and a city of classical traditions, was ruled by the family of Medici. This family brought richness to the city, helping the artists to create solid and durable works in order to glorify the power of authorities and rich families. In Florence, artists like Brunelleschi,
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Therefore the most obvious changes during Renaissance times are seen in the paintings and sculptures, which were often inspired from classic mythology. Steadily abandoning the Medieval technique of egg tempera, Renaissance artists began to experiment with oil-based paintings for the first time. They mixed powdered pigments with linseed oil; in this way paints dried slowly and remained workable for long time, even months. Using this method they developed the fresco technique that was employed on plaster walls; the perfection was then reached with Michelangelo, a famous Italian artists, which created beautiful works using the fresco…show more content…
During the Renaissance in fact there were not only changes in the way of painting but also in sculpture that began to be conceived "in the round", instead of as relief decorations on cathedrals.
Artists in the Renaissance made such a dramatic impact in their concept of space and form that they have completely changed the way of looking at the world.
Architecture also revolutionized during that time; it was based on Greek and Roman art, therefore buildings changed in the size: they didn’t have to be monumental and imposing, but small and provided with harmonious correlations and perfect proportions. Artists, in fact, started using geometry, which helped the buildings and artworks to assume classical shapes: linear, basic and
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