contemporary area of impact and a specific sphere of influence. He has approved the focus on Leonardo da Vinci. How close am I and how can I improve the introduction? ATTACHMENT PREVIEW Download attachmentAnnotated Bibliography:Cathy BieniekHumn-303-Introduction to HumanitiesProfessor PisanoDate: 7-23-2016The Renaissance affected the course of the advancement of cutting edge American culture,society, and since it is a characteristic augmentation of both, artistic expression.TheRenaissance in America realized another emphasis on humanism and thus, a resulting move inthe opposite direction of the overwhelming goals set forth by congregation.Despite the fact thatreligion was still of the best impact all through the time of the Renaissance, the unfoldingacknowledgment of human potential and logical request molded the course of Western historystill impacts American culture today.Standards of artistic expression, especially as theyshowed up in the works of Leonardo de Vinci throughout the Renaissance, have remainedindispensable in all parts of modern culture and provided inspiration and guidance toinnumerable artists, scientists, engineers, and doctors since his death five centuries ago.Witoszek, N. (2014). Leonardo da Vinci Our Contemporary?.Worldviews:Global Religions,Culture & Economy, 18(2), 122-143. doi:10.1163/15685357-01802002.In this article, Witoszek is writing in response to historians who claim that the EuropeanRenaissance has either waned or has been declining swiftly.He investigates and reevaluates the
View the Answerconcepts and representations of Renaissance humanism and how these ideas are illustratedthrough the works of Leonardo da Vinci.Three main arguments are addressed.The firstargument delves into the ecological forces in Leonardo’s opus representative of the relationshipbetween humans and nature, and its relevance to a fundamental change in approach imposed bythe “current environmental and social crisis”, (Witiszek, 2014).Nature, humanity and progressare interconnected, He maintains that a good deal that can be learned from the “small andsubversive community of Renaissance umanasti” when imagining a more sustainable future(Witiszek, 2014).Leonardo, in 1502, worked with Machiavelli on a project to alter the course ofthe Arno river.The project was a failure but the ideas Leonardo held in terms of theinterconnection of the natural world and humanity influenced Machiavelli who echoed thisconcept in the central metaphors in “The Prince”, a political anthropology which would come todefine social order.The “umanasti” established an advanced ethical vision which developed intothe foundation of Western innovation.There are two direct influences stemming from theRenaissance. The first is illustrated in “De Hominis Dignitate”, an oration which personified theendless possibilities one has in determining the course of their life.A darker view is seen in thewars, greed, corruption, and the Inquisition.Lastly, Leonardo’s legacy and a rethinking of natureand humanity in the viewpoints of the Renaissance and thinkers place the focus on a distinctivecode of eco-humanism.Eco-humanism accentuates human dignity, nature’s self-sufficiency andauthority, the right to ask questions and speak freely, and stresses the use of laws to limit humanpursuits.Renaissance humanism, as expressed by artists, and writers, is composed ofnonconforming intellectuals who challenged the religious dictate.Leonardo da Vinci and manyother artists and writers sought a balance between the natural state and culture, in an effort tochange the world.
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