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Nudity In Art During The Renaissance

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Humanism started during the renaissance and has been progressing ever since. It is the shift from people being all about religion to the idea that we can think and be our own people, not that religion is not real, but we should question things. It is a movement that looks into physical things instead of spiritual or just misleading concepts such as indulgences. There was a silent agreement that we should move back towards ancient Greek and Roman ideas and educate with similar intentions. Humanism developed many of the ways we live our modern life, including art, science, government, and religion. Art during and after the renaissance became more realistic, particularly in art showing humans. There’s a reappearance of nudity in art, something not seen since before the middle ages. Donatello’s sculpture, David, is a good example of nudity, free-standing sculpture, as well as contrapposto. Before this, most sculpture had been carved from a pre-existing wall or corner, such as what is seen on many gothic churches. Showing nudity in art comes forward and puts out a more relaxed image of the human body, as well as showing an understanding of human anatomy. Contrapposto was the stance that many pieces…show more content…
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