The School of Athens. Raphael. 1509–1511.
Money and art started walking hand in hand. The beginnings of Protestantism are seen threw the humanist philosophy. The moralism of extremism is seen through the need to present a different kind of hierarchy. The complexity of a blend of science, art, logic and graciousness cannot expect perfection in the human condition.
A classical definition of a pure Democracy says there is almost limitless power over minorities, through the voting process. A Republic prohibits government from limiting or taking away inalienable rights. Of course, interpretation is provocative.
The Black Death increased the focus on the living and religion morphed. The common man’s life was enhanced by the monumental decrease in population. King Matthias Corvinas of Buda in Hungary, made his country, the second to embrace the ideas of humanism and the Renaissance in 1476 after his marriage to Beatrice of Naples.
There are those who say the Renaissance was of a romantic perspective that drew a veil over reality at the same time it enhanced realism of perspective. Marxists comment that it only chose capitalism over feudalism. The Dutchman Erasmus encouraged all to think for themselves, perhaps the greatest gift of all.
But not necessarily in today’s world of instant communication.