The Early Renaissance

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THE EARLY RENAISSANCE The early Renaissance period was a time of new awakenings. It was a slow emergence of self-awareness and human potential. Where exactly the period began is debated, both then and now, and truly does not have a clear and distinct division between the Middle Ages. However, it was after the bubonic plaque, or "Black Death" as it was called, had wiped out half of the population of Europe. And, the population decrease …

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…drawn to. The early Renaissance was an exciting time. Everything seemed to be changing. Art was changing to a more realistic depiction of human life in body and spirit. Architecture was changing from structurally important and obvious, to beautiful creations. As individuals began carving out a new life for themselves, artists began re-defining art. Some artists designed and created tools or machinery just for the sake of inventing something new. It was an exciting time.