Art, Culture and Daily Life in Renaissance Italy
March 27, 2018 - June 22, 2018 Time: 9:00—17:00 (closed on Mondays) Venue: Room A, B1

SECTION I. TRADITION AND INNOVATION

Within the realm of art, the so-called"Renaissance", i.e."rebirth", was born in Florence during the first years of the 15th century. From there it spread, in different forms and manners, through Italy and Europe until the end of the 16th century. 

During the Renaissance, art was looked at through important inventions and discoveries. 

The use of mathematical methods to represent space on a flat surface and greater attention paid to reality and the consequent need to represent what we see in a scientific way, was characteristic of the Renaissance. Classical antiquity was also referenced as it was again seen as a golden age and a clear breaking point was made from the Middle Ages.

In those years, Florence was one of the richest and most cultivated cities in Europe. Its government was formed by a powerful bourgeois oligarchy that was able to commission numerous artists in the execution of important works. Filippo Brunelleschi (Florence 1377-1446) for example, was not only the architect of the Cupola laid on the medieval Duomo of Florence, but also the inventor of the innovative method of linear perspective.

Italian cities, manifested dynamic creativity, evident particularly in the arts, architecture and cultural life. Such urban renewal and development inspired the modern theory of Urbanism.

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