Early Renaissance. Literally, “re-birth” 1400-1494 Renaissance values emerge in different places at different times. Renaissance Culture. “Rebirth”: Implies some “dead” cultural element is “reborn” Classical learning Humanism and humanistic values Scientific method
Renaissance values emerge in different places at different times.
“Rebirth”: Implies some “dead” cultural element is “reborn”
But if some Classical elements were “reborn,” other aspects of medieval culture doubtless continued into the Renaissance
Concerned with ideals of courtly behavior
Concerned less with religion than with social class and accomplishments.
Concerned with pragmatic rules of governing
Little concerned with religion, except to dismiss it.Secularism in Renaissance lit.
The genius of the revolution in painting in the early Florentine school was Masaccio (1401-1428). In the history of Western painting, Masaccio’s Holy Trinity fresco is the first example of the Renaissance space.