Humanism and the Age of the Renaissance in Art History

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola wrote Oration on the Dignity of Man, which explains how humans are not base animalistic creatures. God is above—the animals below; humans are, when taking into consideration the great chain of being, in the center. Mirandola argues men ought to “struggle toward the heavenly” (2205). Therefore, this description reveals the basic core of humanism … Continue reading Humanism and the Age of the Renaissance in Art History