Art, Science, Architecture

While large parts of Europe still lived in the Dark Middle Ages and huge cathedrals dominated the cities, a new consciousness blossomed in Florence, Italy at the beginning of the 15th century:

It was the period of the Renaissance.

Within few decades people’s self-image changed radically.

Art blossomed and the new scientific curiosity created a wealth of discoveries and inventions:

  • One-point perspective accurately reproduced what could be seen,
  • Copernicus developed the heliocentric world view.
  • New continents and countries were discovered,

and the philosophy of humanism laid the foundation for our present-day self-perception.

It seemed as if humanity had awoken from a long sleep.

The Renaissance changed the world for good and marked the beginning of the modern era.

But what were the causes of this unprecedented radical change?

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