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Rusticated stone was used during the renaissance
Raised surface, usually uneven and irregular
Used on buildings in juxtaposition with smooth surfaces
Heavy rustication on ground level, gradually lighter
and smoother on the upper floors
Humanism was important
Artwork began to look more realistic
Depictions of Christ and co. looked more earthly and
Human body was highly idealized in artwork
Ideal beauty in art was important
Because of the open-mindedness of the
Renaissance, people began to think more for
Broke away from the Catholic Church
Challenged the idea that salvation could only be
achieved through the church
Martin Luther and John Calvin were major players
New branches of Protestantism developed
Began in Florence
Major financial center
Normal families began to accumulate wealth through
Medici was a prominent name among the wealthy
With new-found wealth, merchants took power and
prestige from the established nobility.
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