Assignment Three – Research – Chapter Ten – 15th Century in Europe

Renaissance artists very self-aware. They and humanists (eg. Valla) saw themselves as reviving the arts, rescuing it from a period of decline (p416) However, ‘Dark Ages’ of art something of a myth, promulgated by later writers (arguably the original humanists) eg Petrarch, harking back to what they saw as more noble Classical period. (p416) Humanists […]