Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe Survival of Antiquity in Renaissance. Part I.: «Renaissance» as a holistic revival of Antiquity, is a nineteenth-century invention, first sketched in 1855 by the French historian Jules Michelet (1798-1874), and then brilliantly elaborated by the Swiss scholar Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1879) in his «Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien»(1860).
From the early years of the Renaissance, artists like Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Botticelli, Raffael and others portrayed subjects from Greek mythology alongside more conventional Christian themes. Τhe rediscovery of classical antiquity in the Renaissance is examined.
In Florence of the 15th century, the birth-place of Renaissance, charismatic artists like Masaccio, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo, created works whose influence were of decisive importance for the evolution of modern art. The remains of Greco-Roman antiquity—coins, gems, sculpture, painting, buildings and the classics of Greek and Latin literature fascinated the thinking men and women of the Italian Renaissance. They sought to revitalize their culture through re-emphasizing classical texts and philosophies. They expanded and interpreted them, creating their own style of art, philosophy and scientific inquiry.
Some major developments of the Renaissance include astronomy, humanist philosophy, the printing press, vernacular language in writing, painting and sculpture technique, world exploration and, in the late Renaissance, Shakespeare's works.
Cultural heritage, Greek Myths, Italian Renaissance, Topography, Architecture, Sculpture, Paintig, Coins, Gems
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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2.A.Richard Turner, Η Αναγέννηση στη Φλωρεντία,Η γένεση μιας νέας τέχνης, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011
3.Άλκης Χαραλαμπίδης, Η Ιταλική Αναγέννηση, Αρχιτεκτονική, Γλυπτική, Ζωγραφική, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014