What is the significance of renaissance period?
The Renaissance period is significant because of the Awakening of Enlightenment. In all sciences and arts, people were beginning to emancipate themselves from the dogmas of the Catholic church. In art, this lead towards a naturalistic style based on the analysis of what is seen in nature, instead of applying symbolic pictorial languages. Leonardo da Vinci is considered the major figure in this process, and it is not by accident that he was a universal genius who not only painted (everyone knows the Mona Lisa), but also was one of the most influential scientists of his time. The emancipation from Christian dogmas led to a renewed interest in Pagan antiquity, hence the name Renaissance. Greek and Roman art and culture became a model for the art and architecture styles of the Renaissance.