The “rebirth” of art, religion, and education in Europe
is known as the Renaissance.During this time of rebirth,
Renaissance thinkers dismissed the medieval period as a dark
age ofworthlessness. Instead, a style of classical age
inspired a respect for order, perspective, proportion, and
principles to the artist's work. The Renaissance also had a
time of rebirth in people's religion and beliefs.The
people became closer to God and began to worship Him in
their own ways.There was a drastic change in education
during this time also.A push for the citizen to become
educated became a big deal.Books were given out, any many
libraries were developed in an attempt to educate their
people(Bowman 325-330). The Renaissance truly changed the
art work, religion, and education throughout Europe.
The European art emerged from its medieval precedents
during the course of the thirteenth century.Before this
time European art work were based on fixed, conventional
forms art. This showed figures as stiff and flat; it showed
the objects as unrealistic and lifeless.The artwork did
not show great detail. Landscapes were decorative but
unrealistic.The artist no longer worked only on small
paintings but broadened his work to masterpieces.
Masterpieces would be a piece of art that sometime would
take an artist his whole life to complete.Their
masterpieces would be placed in cathedrals, on buildings and
would cover entire walls and ceilings.Many of the
paintings would tell a story, often from the Bible.The
artist would spend years working to finish his masterpieces.
Often he would die before completing the paintings all the
The status of artists rose as they began to work more for
nobility and the wealthy. No longer anonymous, artists
developed personal styles and experimented adventurously
with new techniques("Renaissance" 1989).
The use of color a…