Renaissance, a revolution in the paint. We are accustomed to hear about the Industrial Revolution or the Neolithic Revolution, never about the Renaissance Revolution but, well, we learn by heart phrases and Renaissance is associated with Rebirth and not with Revolution.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered America. This event is itself a Revolution, the start of a new more universal mentality of those people who were trying to build and to sculpt as the old Greek and Roman artists did: Brunelleschi, Alberti, Donatello… An artistic time for the artistic Florence where the Medici family protected the humanists: the Renaissance was turning from God to man, and science and arts were becoming essential and more popular thanks to the invention of the printing books and even press. It will be the time of Shakespeare and Cervantes, of the secular music with a rise in instrumental music and dance music too. Magallanes and Juan Sebastian Elcano will travel around the world and Francisco de Vitoria will create the international law. It will be the time of Thomas Moro and Machiavelli, of Galileo Galilei, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, our Earth never again will be the center of the universe, although Catholics and Protestants were fighting in the name of a increasingly strange God.