Renaissance was during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Italy and most of Europe. The Renaissance is known for the art masters and their art works; however, it can also be said to be the origin point of many modern artists. Most art classes still cover this part of history, as people are still studying and being inspired by the art works that were created during this time period. Even after hundreds of years, it is still worth remembering and studying because of the reasons below.
1. Looking to the Past of Inspiration of Art
History has always created a sense excitement, admiration, and nostalgia. Many people think that the people who lived in the past were more interesting or had a superior culture to today’s modern culture. This was still true for the artists of the Renaissance, but they looked much further into the past than most modern artists. The Renaissance artists looked to the ancient Romans and Greeks, which had not been around for thousands of years. This is why the Renaissance movement is thought to have started in and around Italy.
2. Importance of Innovate
While the Scientific Revolution would happen a few centuries after the Renaissance, there was a huge push to find new and better ways to solve problems. Art became more realistic with the use of perception.
3. Connects the Past, Present, and Future
The reason the Renaissance is still being studied for its history and its art works is due to the fact that it shows that civilizations can live in the now while using the past to create a better future. The artists and creators of the Renaissance took what was left behind from Rome, and used those items and ideas to better both them and future generations. This may have been the defining moment that moved Italy and the rest of Europe out of the middle Ages. Over the decades and centuries, both artists and other creators are still looking to the past to find inspiration for the future.
Along with the changes that were made in the Renaissance period, the way of thinking to use the technologies of the past to create better technologies continued. This makes the Renaissance one of the gateways to the modern art world, and overall modern world.
As an artist, it is important to remember the Renaissance since it was one of the most important art movements in recorded history. There are artists who still study the master pieces from the Renaissance. While your art style maybe completely different from the Renaissance masters, remembering the huge changes they made to art is important, as your style may have never been created without them.
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