March 28, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

5 Renaissance Architecture Wonders That Merged Christian With Classical and Reshaped Our World

The artists of the dark ages were neither blind nor indifferent to the perfection and transcendent beauty of classical ancient Rome that lay half-buried strewn in their midst.
Medieval artists didn’t know they were “medieval” relative to those ruins, yet the humanists who subsequently began fostering a classical revival knew full well they were different. No previous Western art movement became so self-conscious. What started as a myth of ancient revival began unfolding in real time before their eyes. It became clear: civilization was entering a Renaissance.
Expressing this insight, 14th-century poet Petrarch wrote: “When the darkness breaks, the generations to come may contrive to find their way back to the clear splendor of the ancient past.”…
Source: The Epoch Times