Michelangelo

The renaissance was a time of rebirth. It was not only a rebirth for economically, socially, and scientifically, but also for wrists. Michelangelo was one of the great artists that captured the Renaissance through art. He captured the Renaissance in an art piece named Ancestors of Christ: figures (detail). This picture is a picture of a child that represents peacefulness and humanism.
The painting was done in 1511 in Cappella, Vatican. The painting is assumed to represent salmon, as Emil Kren stated. This has another meaning besides the fish. It can also mean the change from war to peace. The child represents sanctity. It also represents holiness, and peacefulness of the Renaissance. The reason that Michelangelo may created this because the middle ages were a dark age with barbaric attacks and the fear of the war at all times. It then integrated to the new, inventive Renaissance that brighten everyone and let and let him or her come home out of their dark times in the middle ages and become more than the average day person. The painting is symbolic to the renaissance because it shows that life is more serene and calm, and enjoyable.
A picture is worth a thousand words, this saying fits perfectly for the Ancestors of Christ painting. The resting child also represents humanism. Humanism is a cultural and intellectual movement of the Renaissance that emphasized secular concerns as a result of the rediscovery and study of the literature, art, and civilization as ancient Greece and Rome. This artistic piece represents humanism because it gives so much depth, shading, color, and texture. Before the Renaissance people were not concerned with minor details such as texture and shading. They just wanted to get by with what they could. They did not want to do any extra work such as texture and shading. This picture perfectly depicts humanism and defines humanism to the core just by looking at it. The texture shown is in the grains of its h

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