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3: The Emergence of Women Artists in European Art (500 CE - 1600 CE)

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    • 3.1: Introduction (1400 - 1600)
      Rinascita, Italian for "rebirth," was a period marking the end of Europe's feudal systems and entering a new form of a cultural and political society built on commerce. The shift from the Middle Ages in Europe to the Renaissance was a revival act of the classical styles of Greek and Roman art, highlighting humanists' progression.
    • 3.2: European Medieval Art (500 CE - 1400 CE)
      The Medieval, also known as the Middle Ages period in Europe, was bounded by the fall of the Roman Empire. It leads to the beginning of the Renaissance art period in Europe. At this time, Christianity was established as the primary religion bringing specific ideals and ecclesiastical standards. The fragments from the Roman Empire defined the boundaries of many European countries.
    • 3.3: Renaissance Art (1400-1600)
      Economic wealth through trade routes around the world brought money into Europe and the coffers of the church and wealthy families. Artists flourished, workshops and educational opportunities grew, and artists were in demand. Many male artists during the Renaissance received monetary support from families like the Medici and the Catholic Church.
    • 3.4: Mannerism Art
      Maniera in Italian was a new style, Mannerism, moving from the classical versions of the Renaissance, bringing images less focused on the beauty of balance and perfect symmetry to elongated features with expressive and unusually positioned figures. Instead of an idealized and harmonious portrayal, Mannerism artists used dissonance, imbalance, and ambiguous figures.

    Thumbnail: Diva 45 (Courtesy of the artist, Jylian Gustlin)

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