The romantic ideal of ancient Greece as a centre for youth and energy, toleration and intellectual freedom where beauty and nature come together as a perfect entity comes down strongly to us from the classical period, five centuries before the Christ event. Consequently, ever since it has been an ideological construct of those who could afford to escape the profanities and pressures of city life.
Classical art and the ideas associated with it is at the essence of all European founded traditions in arts and culture.
The fifteenth century in Europe, when a new attitude due to changes in thinking emerged, is recognized as one of the world’s most brilliant. Men and women were induced to regard themselves and their own lives in relation to the world in which they lived, rather than the prior world of theologians.
This new thinking, especially in Italy, promoted the idea that if a ‘man’ regained faith in himself, he would recognize the true value of history.
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