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The Rebirth of Culture

Widely considered the most important and influential movement in the history of fine arts, literature, architecture, and science, the Renaissance marked the emergence of Western civilization from the Middle Ages into the modern era. Beginning in the 14th century in Italy, the movement spread throughout Europe by the late 15th century, the main centers of fine art activity being in Florence, the Low Countries, and Germany. The Renaissance saw a renewed interest in classical antiquity, particularly in Greek and Latin philosophy. Humanism emerged as the defining attitude of the age. TASCHEN has an impressive range of books that chronicle the impact of the Renaissance on the visual arts, most notably on painting and sculpture. Some of the most revered names of Art History made work during this period of time, including, Bruegel, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, and Raphael.

The Renaissance artists’ mastery of linear perspective is one of their most dazzling skills. By utilizing techniques such as lighting, atmospheric definition, anatomy, and foreshortening they were able to make three dimensional forms appear much more realistically in the two dimensional space of a painting. Artists like da Vinci and Michelangelo excelled at representing human forms in a realism that had not been experienced before. Many of these artists’ accomplishments can be perused in TASCHEN’s books of complete drawings and works. Sculptors achieved similar success, as detailed in the publication Sculpture. From Antiquity to the Present Day. Artists like William Blake and Hieronymous Bosch deployed symbolism in their work, melding Christian iconography with that of classical antiquity into a new visual language. Religion featured heavily in the artworks of the time. Along with the natural sciences, biblical knowledge was spread fast through the invention of printing. An age of wondrous invention and innovation, the Renaissance set the course of Western culture for centuries to come.


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Baroque (Basic Art Series)

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Bosch (Basic Art Series)

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Bruegel (Basic Art Series)

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Dürer (Basic Art Series)

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The Book of Miracles

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Michelangelo. Complete Works

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January 13 - March 25, 2018

William Blake: Visions of Albion

Petworth House, Sussex
October 02, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Pieter Bruegel der Ältere

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
October 05, 2018 - January 06, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci. The Last Supper

Teyler’s Museum, Haarlem
October 18, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Florenz und seine Maler: Von Giotto bis Leonardo da Vinci

Alte Pinakothek, München
October 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Il Codice Leicester di Leonardo da Vinci. L'Acqua Microscopio della Natura

Uffizi Gallery, Florence
May 02, 2019

500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s Death

June 01 - September 02, 2019

The tapestry of “The Last Supper”, lent by the Vatican Museums

Château Amboise
September 09, 2019

450th anniversary of Pieter Bruegel’s death

September 20, 2019 - January 06, 2020

Albrecht Dürer

Albertina, Vienna

500th anniversary of Raphael’s Death