In what ways and to what extent did the arts (artwork, images, literature, poetry, etc.) reflect a change in man’s view of himself and his world as European culture transitioned from the medieval period to the Renaissance?
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016
(Ghirlandaio, Domenico. Adoration of the Shepherds. 1483-1485. Santa Trinità, Florence. Web. Web Gallery of Art. <http://www.wga.hu/>.)
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(Piero della Francesca. Duke and Duchess of Urbino. Dyptich. 1465-1472. Uffizi Gallery, Italy. Web. Web Gallery of Art. <http://www.wga.hu/>.)
- Middle Ages Primary Sources (World History: Ancient)
Some of these documents would make a good comparison/contrast to Renaissance view of individuals, for instance, document 5 in this database could be used to discuss changing views towards hierarchy over the individual (Medieval attitudes of duty to hierarchy vs. changing rights of the individual in Renaissance times).
- Renaissance Primary Sources (World History: the Modern Era)
- Salem History
Select GREAT LIVES FROM HISTORY: RENAISSANCE e-books and then type search of famous person. Articles about the following individuals also contains primary source excerpts in column on left of article:
Bruno---"Earth's Recurrent Cycle of Division
Alberti---"On Painting and Treatise on Architecture"
Mirandola--"Oration on the Dignity of Man" (excerpt of God talking to man is within article)