What was new in the subject matter of Renaissance painting?


What was new in the subject matter of Renaissance painting?

The Renaissance:

The Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement which began in Italy during the 15th century AD. From there it quickly spread to the rest of Europe, characterizing two centuries of its history. After the decline of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance was seen as a time of rebirth of the arts and sciences.

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Compared to Medieval painting, the Renaissance introduced two noticeable new elements in terms of subject matter. The first one was the increased...

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Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture


Chapter 11 / Lesson 4

The Renaissance was a period of time in the 14th century when art became centered on the individual and Earthly experiences rather than the mystical or ethereal. Discover how humanism shaped the art of the Renaissance and identify Greek and Roman influences on artists, paintings, sculptures, and architecture.

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