Wgu Iwt1 Task 1

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FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS, METHODS, & MODES IN THE HUMANITIES – Task 1 A1 - Renaissance The Renaissance period began in Italy around 1300 and spread throughout Europe during the 1400 and 1500’s. This period signified the beginning path to incredible change in customs, ways of life and institutions that had existed in Europe for almost a thousand years. Many of the new ideas of this period still influence our lives today. The beginning of this period the European countryside was broken up into large estates owned by the wealthy nobles. Most people were peasants, who worked the land for the noble owners. All parts of life centered around religion mainly the Catholic Church which was very powerful. Throughout the Renaissance, the…show more content…
The Third ideal that helped create the Baroque style was a counter reformation of religion. Baroque churches were dramatic creations for this movement. Baroque painting contained dramatic details, large in scale and was full of energy. This style was intentionally non-symmetrical. The painters of this time were looking to capture the real feelings of their subjects along with the movement or action taking place. Sculpture of this period again was to create a sense of movement. The sculptures took into consideration the spaces created by the sculpture not just the piece itself. Music of the baroque period was considered very complex and similar to the other forms of art of this time. Additional brass, woodwind and string instruments had been created to add additional depth to the works of this time. Composers of this time attempted to give voices to their works and invoke emotions. The works were created to tell a story. Baroque painters included Caravaggio, Rubens and Rembrandt. Rembrandt’s self-portraits exemplified this style with the emotions created in the depth and emotion of his eyes. Bernini was a famous sculptor re-creating David. Composers of this period included – Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. Handel’s Messiah is a wonderful example of the music of this time. It is still popular today at Christmas. (The Basics of Art: The Baroque Period. 2010) A3- Relationship between Renaissance and Baroque

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