Renaissance Humanism

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Humanism in the Renaissance Humanism was the cultural and intellectual movement that created mass creativity during the Renaissance. Humanism allowed people to question their world, create new inventions, invest in new ideas, and relish in their achievements as human beings. The rise of humanism heavily influenced the arts in the Renaissance, music in particular art. It brought the awakening of the human mind and spirit. The emphasis on an individual’s life is highlighted as a major ideal of Renaissance music. Music that was once used purely for sacred ritual performance, was now a source of entertainment and enlightenment; composers started to seek recognition for their pieces and their contributions to society, and instrumental accompaniment with dance were new visible concepts founded in the Renaissance founded in the idea of humanism ideals.
Jennifer Summit defines Humanism within the Renaissance as a changing society's outlook on the world. Humanism was a way people could embrace and question their understandings of human desires and achievements. “Renaissance humanism challenges long-held ideas about the humanities’ historical origins and meanings.” Humanism challenged and questioned the world’s understandings of life, including art. The Humanism appeal to the people during the Renaissance stemmed from the oppression that came from the Catholic Church during the Medieval Era. Medieval life was heavily dominated by the church. Everyday was focused on the hope of an

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