The Renaissance is interesting.

Hello and welcome to another blog post, this time about triptychs and the Renaissance!

This is my triptych that I made.

For this project we worked on researching and creating our own triptychs. The below writing shows my thesis and some supporting evidence.

My thesis:

Ideas from Europe and Asia changed the world by introducing new thoughts to the world that changed how many thought about various different topics, and also the world as a whole, as well as making people think more critically.

[wmd-accordion tab_background=”#004901″ tab_color=”#ffffff” content_background=”#ffffff” content_color=”#0a0a0a” border_radius=”8″ ls-id=”63d40f9d26d74″][wmd-accordion-tab title=”Read more about my triptych here%21″]%3Cp%3ESupporting my ideas%3A%C2%A0%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%3Ca rel%3D%22attachment wp-att-107%22%3E%3Cimg class%3D%22alignleft wp-image-107 size-medium%22×300.jpeg%22 alt%3D%22%22 width%3D%22173%22 height%3D%22300%22 %2F%3E%3C%2Fa%3E%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%3Cp%3ENew ideas in the Renaissance changed the Renaissance world by introducing things like the printing press%2C discovering lenses%2C and introducing new ideas into the religious world. I say this because of some inventions and innovations shown in my left panel of my triptych. Such as glasses%2C back then they were two lenses supported by a metal frame%2C and they looked a little weird%2C but now they are optimized for different people%2C and they have so many different variations to help everybody. In the Renaissance though%2C it could have helped many people who were shortsighted and shunned for it. There is also the printing press%2C it represented a opportunity for freedom back in the Renaissance%2C by allowing many more people to share their opinion%2C and this relates to modern communication and news innovations such as phones%2C tablets%2C and news stations%2C all of which provide simpler effects to the Rennasiance printing press. And lastly%2C the mechanical clock%2C it really regulated the world back then%2C and opened paths for more modern inventions like digital clocks and many other great things.%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%3Cp style%3D%22text-align%3A left%3B%22%3E%3Ca rel%3D%22attachment wp-att-108%22%3E%3Cimg class%3D%22wp-image-108 size-medium alignright%22×300.jpeg%22 alt%3D%22%22 width%3D%22173%22 height%3D%22300%22 %2F%3E%3C%2Fa%3ETraditional ideas from before the Renaissance%2C showed how human society coped without later inventions by using things like transcribing%2C sending letters%2C religious faith%2C and water clocks. Some supporting evidence that I have comes in the form of examples such as transcribing. Before the printing press%2C people %28monks usually%29 would copy books by hand. When the printing press was invented%2C was something lost%3F The feeling of having a truly unique book that had been hand written by another human%2C with their own handwriting%3F I leave you that question.%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%C2%A0%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%C2%A0%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%C2%A0%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%3Ca rel%3D%22attachment wp-att-109%22%3E%3Cimg class%3D%22size-medium wp-image-109 alignleft%22×300.jpeg%22 alt%3D%22%22 width%3D%22279%22 height%3D%22300%22 %2F%3E%3C%2Fa%3EThere was also things before the Renaissance like water clocks%2C which weren%E2%80%99t as accurate as mechanical and digital clocks%2C but were arguably much cooler. Little five year old me looking though my pull the flaps inventions book was always fascinated by the water clock. There was also a greater focus on the church back then%2C and after the reformation in the Renaissance%2C people had more freedom%2C and opportunities for thought. So all of the newer innovations were amazing%2C but what did we lose%3F Modern ideas that were pioneered in the Renaissance changed how we think about many things today%2C and how we approach some problems. An example I give is the microscope%2C that was invented in the Renaissance%2C but has been upgraded by more science and vice versa. It has been used to support many Modern experiments and discoveries. There%E2%80%99s also the amazing things that humanity has been doing with medicine that has saved so many lives. Such as the way we had a covid-19 vaccine in less than a year.%3C%2Fp%3E[/wmd-accordion-tab][/wmd-accordion]

One of the hardest things about this project was actually creating the triptych, but also learning how to take good notes, that part was surprisingly difficult, some of the easier sections were… um… moving on.

this was a fun project to work on, and it all took place in less that a month, which is crazy to think about, because we got so much work done. Overall we learned a lot of good life skills, and a lot about the Renaissance.

Thank you for reading about my journey though the renaissance, and I hope you enjoyed reading it. Do you agree with my thesis? Do you not? Leave a comment telling me, I’d love to know!


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