Italian and Dutch Developments of Science

  • Andrea Bergamini University College of Cork
Keywords: Dutch Golden Age, Italian Renaissance, Perspective, Description, Detextualization, Art, Scientific Revolution


This article illustrates how during early modernity Italian and Dutch cultures and particularly artistic traditions contributed differently to both the theoretical and practical developments of science. To achieve this goal, it will firstly compare the two forms of detextualization of space operated by Italian artists and by Dutch artists. Finally, it will indicate how each detextualization allowed for the development within the science of the mathematical tradition by the Italian Culture and the experimental tradition by the Dutch culture.


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How to Cite
Bergamini, A. (2020). Italian and Dutch Developments of Science. HUMAN REVIEW. International Humanities Review, 9(2), pp. 71-86.