Self, Citizen and Nation

How did people view the rural environment during the middle ages, renaissance and early modern period, and were they more interested in exploiting, consuming or preserving it?

Introduction Attitudes towards the rural environment have evolved with the passage of time, beginning with the positivity of the Bible’s creation story and God’s wish for humans to conserve the environment, keeping the value and quantity constant by replenishing what they had used.[1] This concept decreased during the Middle Ages between the 5th and 15thContinue reading “How did people view the rural environment during the middle ages, renaissance and early modern period, and were they more interested in exploiting, consuming or preserving it?”

How did the visual arts of the Renaissance represent love & erotic desire?

Introduction Leonardo believed that creation through paint was superior to that created bywords; arguing that the purpose of artists and their art is to arouse love.[1] Love and erotic desire during the Renaissance period is represented through the revival of paintings and sculptures which are reminiscent of the Roman Gods and Goddesses; these highlight theContinue reading “How did the visual arts of the Renaissance represent love & erotic desire?”

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