Renaissance, the time of art

Renaissance, the time of art

Khristian Loveland, Reporter

The Renaissance period was known mainly for great advances in art. Many of the greatest authors and artists came from this period in time.

During the Middle Ages, Europe made little advances in terms of science and art. The Middle Ages are also referred to as the “Dark Ages” because of the famine and sickness that had become quite common. Humanism was created in the 14th century, basically saying that humans are the center of the universe, and that we should embrace the achievements humans make. (This movement during the 14th century was primarily in Italy when it went on the rise; it previously existed, but was little-to-unknown.) The concept allowed them to not only embrace achievements but also to make advances in internal funding and trade, which impacted European culture, which likely lead to the Renaissance.

Leonardo Da Vinci, Rene Descartes, and Michelangelo are three of the most well-known from this period of time.  Da Vinci was a painter, architect, and inventor who is most known for painting “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper.” Rene Descartes is the father of modern philosophy, and his influence in philosophy has never been erased. He also said, “I think; therefore I am.”  Michelangelo is the artist who carved David, and painted the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

These are some of the geniuses from the Renaissance period, what is unarguably the best time period for advancements in art and science, which has set the path for modern art/science, and even future art/science.