The Human Story – The European Renaissance — Rest is History

The Renaissance was an eventful period of European cultural, political, artistic and economic “rebirth” following the miserable Middle Ages. Generally, described as taking place from the 14th to 17th centuries, the European Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, art and literature. Some of the greatest authors, statesman, thinkers and scientists in human history lived […]

The Human Story – The European Renaissance — Rest is History

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Domenico Ghirlandaio — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

The high society of XVth century Florence, which we barely were able to envision disguised in Benozzo Gozzoli’s Journey of the Magi, is clearly represented in the works of the two great masters of the following generation: Domenico Ghirlandaio and Alessandro or Sandro Botticelli, both sons of artisans, but that thanks to their artistic talent […]

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Domenico Ghirlandaio — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Benozzo Gozzoli — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

Benozzo Gozzoli (ca. 1421 – 1497), whose birth name was Benozzo di Lese, was born in the village of Sant’Ilario a Colombano (now Scandicci) in Tuscany, but his family later moved to Florence around 1427. During the beginnings of his career, Benozzo was a pupil of Fra Angelico and as such assisted his master in the […]

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Benozzo Gozzoli — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Masaccio — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

During the entire Quattrocento the art of painting, like that of sculpture, had Florence as its center in Italy under the decided protection of the Medici. The first painter of this period was part of the group of artists which included Donatello and Brunelleschi. He was Masaccio, that is: Tommaso di ser Giovanni di Simone […]

PAINTING DURING THE EARLY RENAISSANCE (1400-1495). THE TUSCAN PAINTERS. Masaccio — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

THE GREAT TUSCAN SCULPTORS OF THE XV CENTURY III. Jacopo della Quercia and Luca della Robbia. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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Contemporary to Verrocchio, Donatello and Ghiberti, Jacopo della Quercia (ca. 1374–20 October 1438) born in Quercia Grossa (now Quercegrossa) located in the vicinity of Siena, emerged with an artistic style that was in many ways stronger than Donatello’s and his school. Like many other artists of the time, Jacopo received his early training from his father, […]

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The Florentine Palaces of the Renaissance. Leon Battista Alberti. — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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Filippo Brunelleschi also pioneered the first type of Florentine palaces of the Renaissance, with a lower level area encrusted with large rusticated stone blocks (rustication*) and rustic openings, with upper floors of finer walls and windows adorned by voussoirs applied to the window’s arch, and the whole huge cubic structured topped by a monumental classical […]

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Introduction to the Florentine Architecture during the Renaissance — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

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At the end of 1417, Martin V, a Roman patrician of the Colonna family and Pope elected in Basel, decided to move the Pontifical Court from Avignon to Rome. Once in Rome (he entered the city in September 1420), he set to work to restore the dilapidated capital including churches, palaces, bridges, and other public […]

über Introduction to the Florentine Architecture during the Renaissance — ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind

Renaissance mathematics and medicine — The Renaissance Mathematicus

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Anyone who read my last blog post might have noticed that the Renaissance mathematici Georg Tannstetter and Philipp Apian were both noted mathematicians and practicing physicians. In our day and age if someone was both a practicing doctor of medicine and a noted mathematician they would be viewed as something quite extraordinary but here we […]

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