Humanities

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The Renaissance and Baroque periods in European history played an important role in the development of humanities in their respectable age. During these periods it established a time of rebirth in humanisms and improvement of cultural accomplishments. The Renaissance period provided artistic freedom and individualism. It began around the 14th century in Italy and spread throughout Europe until the 16th century. Renaissance means “rebirth” and humanism of the renaissance artist was to express themselves after the medieval traditions in the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages art was arranged in periods and distinguish by style. The Middle Ages included Gothic, Romanesque, Early Christian and Byzantine art periods. Art during the Renaissance …show more content…
His use of physics contradicted the Catholic Church teachings that the earth was the center of the universe. This caused disbelief between catholic believers and non-believers thus changing the art of his time. At the end of the Baroque period came Sir Isaac Newton who influenced the architecture and was well known as a physicist. He also discovered calculus which was his greatest achievement. The Renaissance and Baroque happened during the European history in different periods yet they shared common trait that resemble each other. The Renaissance and Baroque period both influenced the Catholic religion. The Baroque period focused on spreading the Catholic religion across Europe and attempting to reach and include all classes of people; while the Renaissance period separated itself from the Catholic religion that was established in the Middle Ages by questioning the Catholic Church reasons. The Renaissance and Baroque art period shared interest in science and mathematics while applying it to paintings, architecture and sculptures. The Renaissance and Baroque art use of light, color and religious and biblical themes in their paintings also gave them a resemblance of each other. Bernini’s David from Baroque and Michelangelo’s David from Renaissance period both shared naturalism and idealism that expressed different messages. Michelangelo’s sculpture displayed David before

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