I would like a deeper explanation of the importance of Patronage during the flourishing of Renaissance art! i know that:
-They paid for the art
-And are basically the reason we have renaissance art
Hi ! :)
The patrons not only paid for the arts, but some of them would provide a place for the artist to live and to eat.
This was an exhange of service since some of the patrons required artists to do a specific piece for example, or to represent them in a certain way. Art was then a merchandise used in some political situations. Furthermore, patrons were helping emergent artists to get known because of their important social circles.
Most important patrons include Lorenzo de Medici, a very powerful man. He was the patron of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. :)
Hope that answered your question ! :)
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