Raphael's art contributed to a more detailed, realistic and glorified depiction of the human form. He captured the grandeur and dignity of the human spirit in a way that embodied the spirit of the Renaissance. Raphael's ... More »

The Harlem Renaissance was important for its impact on the worlds of theatre, literature and jazz. Plays in the early 20th century typically portrayed negative black stereotypes through practices such as blackface, and t... More »

The Renaissance has had a large impact on society in a multitude of ways. It has been instrumental in shaping our cultural outlook and various ways of artistic expression such as writing, painting and music. The Renaissa... More »

The end of the Renaissance was caused primarily by the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which set off violent conflict throughout Europe and eliminated much of the funding for art. Printing, the discovery of the ... More »

Raphael contributed to the Renaissance through the paintings, frescoes and architecture he created and designed throughout his career. He is considered one of the greatest artists of the period, along with Michelangelo a... More »

The existence of powerful commerce-based city-states in Italy during the late 1300s gave birth to a wealthy and well-educated aristocratic class ready to focus attention and lend financial backing to artists and thinkers... More »

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Michelangelo is important to the Renaissance because he changed the way the world viewed art and artists. His contributions to the era inspired others to see art and artists as valuable assets to the community. More »