Fine Art Touch | Exploring Italian Renaissance Art
Fine Art Touch explores the phenomenon that was Italian
Renaissance Art through the lives and works of important
individual Italian artists and the society, culture, and
significant historical events of the time.Italian Renaissance
art was an evolution fueled by extraordinary
achievements by Italian Renaissance artists
and architects, evolving from a
rich Italian artistic tradition.
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Renaissance artists in Italy lived within the shadow of
The Roman Empire was dead, and Rome was in ruins, but
significant art and architecture remained, still visible to
everyday Italian passers-by. The Italian city-states were at
war, but Italian people as a whole had their own heritage of
art dating all the way back to the time of the Caesars.
Coffers overflowed feeding Italian Renaissance art and
The coffers of Florence, Rome, and Venice overflowed
with wealth. Some of that wealth lavishly
patronized Italian Renaissance artists. A new way of
thinking called "humanism"
was born during the Italian Renaissance, spurred by an influx
of classical knowledge.
Within this brew, this cultural maelstrom,
arose artistic giants like Leonardo, Michelangelo,
the Renaissance. The Renaissance period and the works of these
Italian Renaissance artists and architects influence our
culture and our aesthetic sensibilities even today. It is this
mix of diverse elements that Fine Art Touch examines.
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