Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance was the opneing phase of the Renaissance, which is considered to be a great cultural change and acheivement in Europe. It began in the fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. It is viewed as a bridge between the the Medieval and Modern Ages. It began in Tuscany it was in Florence, Siena and Venice.
Italian Renaissance

Art

During the Italian Renaissance, art was everywhere. The Italian Renaissance was one of the most productive periods in the history of art, with large numbers of outstanding masters to be found in many centers and in all major fields such as painting, sculpture, and architecture. Renaissance artists applied many humanist principles to their work. Italian Renaissance art began with Giotto a painter who made advances in representing the human body in a more realistic way. Artists also developed realistic liner perspective, developed by Brunelleschi and executed by artists such as Masaccio. They studied light and shadow to improve the realism of their work.

Giotto deposition
Giotto deposition


Literature

With the printing of books initiated in Venice by Aldus Manutius, an increasing number of works began to be published in the Italian language in addition to the flood of Latin and Greek texts that constituted the mainstream of the Italian Renaissance. In the early Italian Renaissance, a lot of the writing was focused on translating and studying classic Latin and Greek. Many authors attempted to include the methods and styles of the Ancient Greeks into their work. Literature during this time were greatly influenced by the development of science and philosopy. An accomplished poet from this time was Francesco Petrarch who published several important works of poerty.
Francesco Petrarch

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