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ITW1 Task 1 Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation
Comparing Classical and Middle Age Art Periods

The Fourth and Fifth centuries brought the Classical Art period to Greece. This was a very significant period for Greek art. Before this time, art lacked dimension and intensity, but the onset of the classical period brought with it influential architecture, vase paintings and sculptures, giving life to its subjects. Many modern day artists draw their creative influence from the classical art period.
Athens conquered the Persia in 479 B.C. and began dominating Greece politically, economically, and culturally.” The Athenians organized allies to ensure the freedom of the Greek cities. Members of
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Romanesque style cathedrals and monasteries were constructed. Art was largely illustrated through Sculpture and architecture was still largely the way art was illustrated but not to the ostentatious scale of the Classical Era.
During the time Christianity was spreading through Europe, Islam was becoming larger and more influential throughout the Middle East. Muslim armies conquered an extensive amount of the Middle East. Once conquered, the people were centralized under one ruler. Under this centralized rule poets, scientist, and brilliant philosophers, produced a multitude of works. Numerous inventions were contrived such as a numeric system still in use today. The introduction of the Quran began and to be taught across the Middle East and still is to this day.
Medieval Europe was now under feudalism rule, meaning the king gave land to fiefs (noblemen). This was remarkably different from Greek and Roman rule. In exchange for the ability to live on the land, serfs (peasants) worked for the fiefs. This went on like this until the 11th century. Meanwhile innovations began making farming more efficient, thus, fewer workers were needed. With the increase in the food supply also came a population boom as well; however, more people were inclined to live in cities. Large cities and increase trades led to the renaissance.
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