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Academy of Arts
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1. Introduction

The emergence of the Academy of Arts is closely connected with the development of art theory and of artists’ view of themselves in the Renaissance [10]. Art, which had been merely an artisanal skill, now became, as it was enriched with knowledge through the study of nature and the formative principles of art in proportion theory, perspective, anatomical studies, and the rediscovery of Antiquity in writings, images, and architecture, a schol…

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Mai, Ekkehard, “Academy of Arts”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022870>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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