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 »

Michelangelo created works of art during the Italian Renaissance period that were intense and provided a blend of physical realism and psychological insight, many of which have been well-preserved over the years. He rece... More »

Michelangelo was a painter, architect, sculptor, engineer and poet during the Italian Renaissance. He is famous for works such as the David, Pieta, The Last Judgment painting and depictions of scenes from the book of Gen... More »

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Michelangelo changed the world by helping people view art and artists differently. His art was remarkable; because of this, the world began to recognize artists and their art as important additions to society. 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 »

Although historians disagree about the precise beginnings of the Renaissance, most trace its origins to the competition between artists and great thinkers in north-central Italy, particularly around the city of Florence.... More »

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The Renaissance began when Italian scholars, scientists and artists created a cultural movement based on a return to classical sources for learning. While it is difficult to pin down a date or place where it began, most ... More »