Renaissance Epoch Quotes
"(The Renaissance) was primarily a gradual shift in attitude, interest, and concern about the next world to an awakened interest in and concern for theis world."
"The new aristocracy of wealth sought an identification with the ancient Roman world."
"Their intent was not to impress their rivals, but to become, each one, a universal man."
"His object was to train the mind and body according to the P;atonic doctrine, with Christianity inclucated to train the heart."
"...such education was not to be restricted to any one class."
"Italy took the lead (in art) and held it for the next two hundred years."
"His (Donatello's) figures are utterly natural and yet idealized, poised and yet full of vigor. All trace of rigidity is gone."
"Brunelleschi presented a design, but not his plans for construction, because he said someone else might utilize his ideas."
"Alberti was a real universal man, proficient in everything."
"Its ideas provided norms for the classical revival."
"The Italians were so innately musical that they mastered polyphonic complexities."
"He was a true Epicurian, believing that man's end was to enjoy life."
Renaissance: Age And Its Art:
"The Renaissance artist wanted to be more than an anonymous craftsman in the service od God."
"(Renaissance man) was proud genious who sought fame and recognition."
"Man pursued the good things of this life."
"A popular subject for Renaissance artists was the yong David, popular because he represented the youthful vitality of the Reaissance."
"Michelangelo's David represents Renaissance man's high regard for human dignity and worth."
"The world of nature held a new-found fascination for the men of the Renaissance."
"Humanism...ment a renued interest in man."
"The most concrete expression of an interest in man is the Renaissance artist's rediscovery of anatomy."
"...the nude body had become a prime vehicle for artistic expression."
"The wxplorer conquered space as he sailed to unknown shores."
"Both the art and the sculpture of pagan antiquity provided the models--enevthough they were converted into Christian subject matter."
Audio-Visual History of Music:
"Galileo insisted that the observations of Copernicus proved that the earth went around the sun, rather than vice versa."
"Artists and sculpters made human and realistic the great figures of classical literature and the Bible."
"English composers developed their own style of madrigal, much lighter than that of the Italians."
"Inspired by their research into Greek tragedy...they devised a declamatory style of solo singing, meant to follow the...emotions of the text."
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