The Importance Of Humanism

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Name: Hussain Akhter Group: B Department: Communication DesignDate: 1st December 2014 Final Assignment Fall 2014 • "Briefly describe Humanism and how does the Tempieto reflect the visual vocabulary of High Renaissance." Humanism is a philosophical system which emphasizes the concerns of human beings interests, needs, values and welfare. It is not at all concerned with religious beliefs. A cultural and intellectual movement of the Renaissance that emphasized secular concerns as a result of the rediscovery and study of the literature, art, and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. As time passed and everyone started to be concerned about humanism, the artists of early renaissance were gaining skill and were creating art work so realistic.…show more content…
This art work is created such realistically that you can’t depict if the artist is showing reality or spirituality until u consider the faint shadow of a halo on Madonna’s head on the left, where as in the middles ages if you want to show spirituality you’ll have to compromise on realism. The artist of early renaissance were somewhat breaking the ice that it wasn’t necessary that if you want to show spirituality, you’ll have to compromise in reality or vice versa. You can show both reality and spirituality at the same time. Humanism teaches us not to wait for God to act for us. We must take stand and act to stop the wars and the crimes ourselves. Humanism tells us that whatever our philosophy or belief of the universe may be, ultimately the responsibility for the kind of world in which we live lies upon us. Humanism also teaches us that the life is centered on human agency and that in order to understand the world we should refer to science rather than…show more content…
Renaissance Humanism is the spirit of learning that developed at the end of the middle ages with the revival of classical letters and a renewal of confidence in the ability of human beings to determine for themselves. Tempietto was a small circular chapel that was erected in the courtyard of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome on the site that was supposed to be of the martyrdom of St. Peter. It was commissioned by Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain and was built in 1502 after designs made by . The design was inspired by a particular type of classical temple—and specifically by the temple of Vesta at Tivoli—built on a circular plan and surrounded by columns. Bramante added a dome (since altered) and the Doric order for the structure’s decoration was chosen. Remarkable for its elegantly simple reinterpretation of classical forms, the Tempietto is regarded as one of the finest examples of High Renaissance
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