Secular Art in Renaissance Italy

Proposal emphasizing the relationship that exists in secular art,visual enjoyment and free time and amusement culture in rebirthItaly.

There is the needfor entertainment during leisure time so that an individual willenjoy leisure time. The solution to entertainment is through secularart that can be conducted at the theater or any other place that canbring humor to individuals. For instance, gothic art was well knownin the 15th and 16th century and was classified as secular art (Mooreand Johnson, 2011). The proposal aims to clarify the relationshipthat exists between secular art, visual enjoyment, and free time andamusement culture in rebirth Italy.

Statementof the problem

There exist arelationship between secular art, visual pleasure and leisure duringentertainment. For instance in the 15th to 16th-century vernacularcomposers like Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, and Pietro Bembo amongothers were known as the best poets during that period making Italybe classified as the best in the cultural achievements (Spalding,2007).

TheGothic art and the vernacular songs and poems played a key role inensuring that the cultural values during the Renaissance period wereobserved rather than only making humor to the individuals (Wolfthal,2004). The secular art played an important role in ensuring thatvernacular compositions created visual pleasure to the people whowere using their leisure time to entertain others or even beentertained.


Basedon the fact that composers of vocal music and poets are determined toeducate, entertain and counseling of individuals the proposal willattain the following goals.

Whatis the importance of secular art during the 15th and 16th andrelationship to visual pleasure century in Renaissance Italy (Toman,1999)?

Howwere cultural values passed from one generation to the next inRenaissance Italy?

Cansecular art entertain without considering visual pleasure?

There is the need tocreate cultural art facts since they play an important role inensuring that cultural values are observed and followed. Failure toconsider cultural values implies that the society cannot trace itsroots where it has come from and where it is heading (Hall, 2011).There is need to train the young generations about their culture.


The action planindicates how the objective can be attained and the importance ofeach and every objective. The secular art in the 15th and 16thcentury played a critical role in ensuring that the politicaldevelopment during that period they were able to discover America(Shaw, 2000). Additionally the secular art created visual humor amongthe people, and the challenges that were embarrassing to the paintersand sculptors were unfolded (Richardson, 2009). During the leisuretime, individuals were taught on how they can become vocal musiciansor poets so that the cultural values of Italians could be passed fromone generation to the next. It was done by vocalist like Petrarch,Giovanni Boccaccio, and Pietro Bembo among others.

Secular art canentertain without the musicians and poets based on the fact thatrecording is done so that the music and poems are enjoyable toindividuals (Fenlon, 2002). During Renaissance Italy secular song wasnot embraced when there was no visual pleasure but currently it isnot a must the composer of the music to appear physically so that onecan be entertained. Secular art was in hand with culturalentertainment, and thus a strong relationship existed.

The cultural valuesduring the Renaissance Italy were passed by the help of crusades thatwere conducted to ascertain that the cultural values were passed fromone generation to the next (Dunlop, 2009). Additionally, thevernacular literature helped to encourage the spirit of composing,and thus individuals learned a lot from those compositions byeducating, entertaining and giving advice to the people (Williams andMascioni, 2014). In conclusion, there is the need to training theyoung generations their culture. Culture helps to preserve thesociety since the cultural values that are observed will be areminder that in certain period there existed a certain group ofpeople who were concerned with various issues.


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