Plato

Decameron

Plato and Philosophy – Renaissance Gardens and Earthly Love

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Renaissance designers grasped the idea of a garden everyone would be happy enjoying life and love in together as in Arcadia pastoral home of the Ancient Greeks

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

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From the 5th to the 15th centuries in Europe monastic orders and Christian mysticism flourished. Italy’s painter and architect Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael) (1483-1520), in a work known as the School of Athens (1508-1511) depicted the two worlds of Christianity and paganism facing each other as equals. The ‘pagan…