Italy Arts - the Primitive Renaissance 6

Italy Arts – the Primitive Renaissance Part 6

The new conquests of Florentine art gradually reached northern Italy. Around the middle of the century, Andrea Mantegna assimilated them and spread them, imprinting on them his own humanistic energy with enthusiasm for archaeological reconstruction, a rigor of linear engraving, for which he dominates. And immediately around him arise the three great Ferraresi, Tura, Cossa and Ercole […]

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Italy Arts - the Primitive Renaissance 4

Italy Arts – the Primitive Renaissance Part 5

According to IAMHIGHER, Bertoldo was Michelangelo’s teacher; Verrocchio to Leonardo. The graces of Desiderio da Settignano and his minor companions were not worth, in the generation that was to create the sixteenth century, if not for the minor masters and for the province. Energy, movement, violence were required, and the major artists were found ready by Verrocchio, and […]

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Italy Arts - the Primitive Renaissance 2

Italy Arts – the Primitive Renaissance Part 2

Filippo Brunelleschi begins the reform, Leon Battista Alberti continues it; the strands of their art continued parallel during the Renaissance, never merging. Even when the followers of one follow the schemes of the other master, they move away from him for the spirit: Michelozzo Michelozzi (1396-1472) and Benedetto da Maiano (1442-1497), while taking inspiration from the type […]

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Italy Arts - the Primitive Renaissance 1

Italy Arts – the Primitive Renaissance Part 1

According to ITYPEAUTO, the great achievements of the fifteenth century, in painting by Masaccio, in sculpture by Donatello, were made possible by the genius of Filippo Brunelleschi, inventor of architectural perspective. While in the north of Italy the flowery Gothic still dominated, Florentine architecture had already completed, with Filippo, the transition from the impetus of the […]

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Italy Agriculture 5

Italy Agriculture Part 5

Among the textile plants, the most ancient one in Italy, flax, is by now of little importance; the cultivation of flax by fiber, spread in various parts of Italy (Sicily, Calabria, Abruzzo, Lazio, Lombardy, Sardinia), occupies limited areas and production tends to contract rather (23-25,000 quintals a year); a little more extensive, but nevertheless rapidly declining is […]

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Italy Agriculture 4

Italy Agriculture Part 4

For the production of wine, Piedmont and Emilia are at the head today; followed by Campania, Tuscany, Puglia, Lombardy, Sicily and Veneto. The wine is mostly consumed in Italy; a few words will be said about the export of certain qualities of wine. More specifically Mediterranean cultivation is that of the olive tree, which in Italy is cultivated […]

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Italy Agriculture 2

Italy Agriculture Part 2

According to THEFREEGEOGRAPHY, the area cultivated with cereals cannot be subject to notable variations in a country of ancient agricultural exploitation, like ours; it occupies 23.6% of the total territorial surface (average of the five-year period 1928-32). Wheat alone absorbs more than two thirds of this area, that is approximately 4.8-4.900.000 hectares, an area slightly higher than […]

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