Pico Vs Machiavelli

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The Middle Ages is considered by many historians a time period of ignorance, where little or no advancements took place. The church was the center of attention, and instead of a philosophical view of the world, beliefs were centered around superstitions. On the other hand, the rebirth of education and advancements that followed the Middle Ages and was labeled as the Renaissance. There have been arguments as to whether the Renaissance is actually a separate time period, or instead, just a high point of the Middle Ages. The Renaissance was definitely a distinct era. Inspiration from the ancient Greek and Roman people led to humanism beliefs and encouraged man to become multi-talented. Therefore, the Renaissance man,... View More »

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Scientific theories were proven by these men through the usage of other facts and patterns unlike the medieval scientists who simply considered ideas (document 7). A Renaissance man continued to question how and why things happen, and used reasoning to try to understand these questions. Often, he questioned traditional practices that relied on superstition and was not afraid to question God or religion (document 7). One well-known Renaissance man was Leonardo da Vinci. Even though he is known for his paintings like The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa, he also excelled in philosophy, science, and math. He often drew elaborate drawings of a human’s bones and muscles that he observed through dissecting bodies in private. His artistic ability helped increase the accuracy of his drawings, and his intelligence and scientific ability helped him properly dissect the body (document 6). Renaissance men dominated the time period and helped this period become a distinct change in history.
The art, literature, math, and science greatly progressed due to the humanism beliefs and the Renaissance man’s persistence. For example, artwork became more accurate. Techniques such as perspective, which made two-dimensional work look three-dimensional, with the help of sfumato, which is the blending of different colors, and chiaroscuro, which is the usage of lights and darks. Many other techniques were perfected such as realism which was an artists ability to make his paining look like a snapshot, individualism, which allows any average person to be the center of artwork, classicism, which ...

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