Essay Time Capsule

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HUM 102: Intro to the Humanities II

Throughout time the humanities have evolved and proof of this evolution is seen in each of the different concepts that humanities cover. There are several time capsules that are rumored to contain pieces of some of the most influential art, music, architecture, philosophy, and literature in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. To find these capsules would be to travel back in time and hold in one's hands the true measure of what the humanities has accomplished during its evolution.

Art The Renaissance was perceived as a rebirth of ancient traditions. It breathed new life into the artists of its time with the development of new techniques and new artistic
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He was known for the "order" within his work. He incorporated mathematical order into his buildings and is well-known for the work he accomplished for the Cathedral of Florence. The Architecture Time Capsule contains the document with the blessing from the cornerstone of this great church. The Baroque style of architecture focused less on mathematical order and more on boldness. Colonnades, domes, color effects, volume, and void are all concepts of the Baroque style of architecture. The Piazza of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is a great example of Baroque architecture in its preference for the grandiose. It captures all of the concepts that dominated the Baroque style of architecture and brings them together to create something that is visually stunning. The time capsule contains a painting depicting the aerial view of the colonnade and piazza of St. Peter’s. The piazza was so large and spectacular that it could accommodate more than 250,000 people.

Philosophy Philosophy during the Renaissance was also about the rebirth of mankind. Renaissance philosophy covered the rebirth of classical civilization and learning. Humanism, the effort to recover and revive Greco-Roman culture, was introduced and the way people thought about and understood their purpose in life was changed forever. Humanism led people back to the old programs of study that embraced grammar, rhetoric, history, poetry, and moral philosophy. The Philosophy Time capsule contains a copy of
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