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How does the Northern Artistic Renaissance differ from the Italian Artistic Renaissance? Show more Show less
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The art renaissance began in the 14th century in both Northern Europe and Italy, but they were vastly different. However, both spurred social change and scientific discovery. During this renaissance, art style changed in composition, color, religious representation, anatomy, and architecture.

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The Italian Art Renaissance underwent changes in dimension and measuring, improvements in fresco techniques and preservation, more advanced understanding in anatomy, altered representation of religious figures, and a call back to Ancient Roman and Greek architecture.
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Art was created for the public

During the Italian Art Renaissance, artists became more symbolic and creative in the way they showed their religious figures. Furthermore, art was made to be viewed by the public and displayed in public places. Public art competitions were popular for artists to display their work in public areas.

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The most famous works of art from the Italian Renaissance exist in very public spaces, such as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings. During the Renaissance, Italy consisted of small city-states, all with their own government, politics, and culture. [1] Wealthy families in these city-states had large amounts of political power and would commission public works of art in their name to showcase their power and wealth. [1] Artists gained status and respect in the Italian community because of the publicity of their work. [2] Artists would compete with each other to paint, sculpt, or engineer important buildings and projects, such as the Duomo and the Sistine Chapel.[3] Artists were paid very well and became highly revered by Italians. Italian Renaissance artists were multi-talented. Most of them, like Michaelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci were also sculptors and engineers, as well as drawers and painters. [4]The public nature of the art meant that multiple people worked on one project. Art workshops with apprentices became popular and the arts became an important aspect of Italian Renaissance life.

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  1. https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-worldhistory/chapter/art-in-the-renaissance/
  2. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-italian-renaissance-wealthy-patrons-art-power
  3. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-italian-renaissance-wealthy-patrons-art-power
  4. https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/italian-renaissance-brief-guide/
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