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Changes During The Renaissance

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The Renaissance was a time period between the fourteenth through the middle of the seventeenth century in Europe, which was known for the cultural rebirth of art and literature. Most of the changes during the Renaissance were based around humanism, which meant they were more human-centered than God-centered. During the Renaissance, people looked to their pasts with admiration, in search of guidance. In the world of art, principles of aspect were explored which allowed for the creation of more realistic illusions in painted and sculpted images. The Renaissance was named the gateway to the modern world, in which was the one period that best ties everything in its past with everything in its future. Leonardo da Vinci, known as the ultimate "Renaissance man," practiced all the visual arts and studied a wide range of different topics, including anatomy, geology, hydraulics, and many others. His imposing reputation is based on relatively few completed paintings, including "Mona Lisa," "The Virgin of the Rocks" and "The Last Supper." Another famous artist of the Renaissance, Jane van Eyck, is known for the invention of the oil-glazing technique. In the early years of the Renaissance, the artist generally began with a monochromatic drawing using egg tempera on a wood panel, and then layers of…show more content…
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