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    Briefly outline the artistic, architectural, and political cultural attributes of Venice during the Renaissance period.

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    The Renaissance was a rebirth of cultural and intellectual learning that began in Italy during the early 1300's. It spread to England, France, Germany, Spain and other countries in the late 1400's and ended in 1600 (in the mid-seventeenth century). The word "Renaissance" means "rebirth." Thus, during this period, there was a great renewal of interest in the study of literature, art, technology, classical antiquity, architecture, etc.

    Venice was one of the wealthiest cities that flourished during the Renaissance period, specifically the Italian Renaissance (1330-1550). The city exhibited all the characteristics of the Renaissance period. Venice had many artists who were patronized by wealthy merchants (e.g. glassworkers, ceramists, lace makers, woodworkers, sculptors, painters). The patrons supported the arts for both public and private use. Tiziano Vecelli (also known as Titian) was a famous Venetian artist who specialized in painting. For almost fifty years Titian was the premier painter in Venice. Titian recreated scenes from historical narratives and from Roman and Greek and Roman mythologies and legends. One of his most famous painting is titled "Sacred and Profane." Many scholars attribute Titian for making Venice one of the most beautiful cities during the Renaissance period.

    The architecture of Venice also highlighted one of the significant characteristics of the Renaissance period. Architects built beautiful palaces and official buildings throughout the entire city. The Santa Maria dei Miracoli, a church, is an example the great architecture in Venice. Another example is the ornate Rialto Bridge built by Anthony da Ponte.

    Despite a rebirth in the intellectual and artistic spheres, the society of Venice was very hierarchical. For example, the main ruler of the city was the Venetian doge. He ruled for life under a system of constitutional monarchy. A famous doge is Francesco Fosari. In 1423, Fosari became doge of Venice. He ruled with extravagance and stressed policies of western expansion.

    References from which to draw information from can be found at:
    Private lives in Renaissance Venice: art, architecture, and the family By Patricia Fortini Brown
    available online at:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=z74tNrZgebQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=venice+renaissance&hl=en&ei=88DmTe7fM4aCgAeuqeDnCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CE0Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

    The Art of Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting, 1460-1590 By Norbert Huse, Wolfgang Wolters
    available online at:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=kY1GMOuQInUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=venice+renaissance&hl=en&ei=yM_mTbLUBca_gQekqZD1Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Architecture in Renaissance Italy
    available online at:
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/itar/hd_itar.htm

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