The intellectual life is one of solitude---this ..
Albrecht Dürer: Art, Life, and Times
This non-normative masculinity was reflected in the new popular identity of the aesthete, whose sexual dissidence functioned as part of a broader rebellion against middle-class cultural norms.If The Renaissance presents Winckelmann as a new ideal type of manhood, that type also entails a passionate commitment to art and an artistic lifestyle.
Lecture 4: The Medieval Synthesis and the Discovery of …
When at the beginning of the fifteenth century the medieval world crumbled, the Italians had their Classical past to fall back on and as a result they were able to take the lead in that artistic and intellectual movement which much later became known as the Renaissance.