Renaissance Ideals

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Ideals of the Renaissance
The Renaissance is a time of rebirth. The world-view changed from a religious view to a Humanistic view. It focused on realism and man rather than spiritually and God; the belief was that man can control his fate. People started using reason to solve problems, they questioned truth, they became innovative, and people tried to understand the world. Man begins to think of himself so he starts venturing outward. Artists in this time tried to create new and innovative ways to create and do art. Many people tried to conceal religious things in art because if the church found out it could kill the artist for heresy. People looked back to philosophers in Greece and Rome for guidance.
Through this art and the renaissance
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Giovanni sadly passed away when Raphael was only 11 years old, and Raphael took over managing his dad’s workshop. Eventually he worked as Pietro Perugino's apprentice. Eventually he left Perugino in 1504 and set out on his own journey. He lived in Florence from 1504 to 1507. He was influenced by many artists of the time and created his own new style. In In 1512, he painted the Sistine Madonna which was part of his series of Madonna paintings. A big high point in his career was when painted the frescoes on the vatican wall. Pope Julius II, hired Raphael as a chief architect for St. Peter's Basilica. Raphael sadly died from an unknown cause at age 37 on April 6,…show more content…
He had many famous works and accomplishments over the years, In 1512, he painted the Sistine Madonna, and the importance of this painting was to illustrate the Madonna, holding the Savior and how He is surrounded from behind by Saint Sixtus and Saint Barbara. The Sistine Madonna is considered one of the finest paintings by many people and critics and it is most popular in Germany where this painting has been said as the ‘supreme among the world’s paintings.’ In 1516-1520, another piece of fine work Raphael has painted is the captivating Transfiguration, which was the last painting that was ever done by Raphael. Also, this painting displays the transfiguration of Christ with both Moses and Elijah on the sides of the Savior. It also shows Christ ridding the controlled boy, and all the Apostles are unproductively trying to get rid the controlled boy of demons. He was as was part of an architectural monument known as St. Peter’s Basilica, and the importance of this was St. Peter's Basilica stands on the traditional site where Peter was crucified and buried there. In 1626, Raphael and other architects finally completed what is known St. Peter’s Basilica. Also, St. Peter's tomb is under the main altar and many other popes are buried there too. Raphael, among other architects, were key in building the St. Peter’s
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