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How Did Religion Influence Renaissance Art

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The Renaissance started because of a rebirth of cultural formation. "...thinkers and artists saw themselves as people who had broken away from its precepts" (Sivers, p. 483.). They were influenced by Greek and Hellenistic-Roman writings. Religious themes were a factor in Renaissance art, but the human figure and nature themes were also depicted. For the first time oil-based paints were used, frescos were used as well as experiments with light and 3-D. Literature became assessable to all social classes, not just the high class. This was due to the printing press created by Johann Gutenberg in 1454. This press made created books easier, decreased the price of a book and spread books throughout Europe. Before, the printing press each book had
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