Now it is time to Renaissance

The Renaissance started in Italy during 14th century, so after Middle Age. This artistic movement consist in the resurging of classical learning and values of ancient Greece and Rome. The most important artists of this movement are: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Alberti, Boticelli, Bramante and Palladio. “The period of Renaissance was one of intense philosophical activity” and “an important period of reorientation” (Schmitt, p.1). There are the most important sentences of Leonardo da Vinci that summarize his philosophy and way of thinking (
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
“Art is never finished, only abandoned”
“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions”
“There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see”
“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain”
“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast”

The Renaissance is divided in different styles because over time the movement develop and change all time: Quattrocento, Cinquecento and Mannerism. The next scheme explains very well the Quattrocento and Cinquecento, in this case is better this form of information to understand better these artistic movement.

There is a video that speaks about History of the Renaissance:

References and interesting books:
Leonardo da Vinci. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2014, from Web site:
Schmitt, C. B., Skinner, Q., Kessler, E., & Kraye, J. (Eds.). (1988). The Cambridge history of Renaissance philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
da Vinci, L. L. (Ed.). (2011). The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 2. Courier Dover Publications.
Hartt, F. (1979). History of Italian Renaissance art: painting, sculpture, architecture. Prentice Hall; HN Abrams.
Paoletti, J. T., Radke, G. M., & Bolsom-Morris, S. (1997). Art in Renaissance Italy. Laurence King.


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