Posts Tagged‘History of Travelling’

The travelling artists & artworks in Renaissance Europe

travelling artists in renaissance europe

Have you ever wondered how artists travelled in the past? How did they deliver their artworks, and how far did they go? The time of the Renaissance was marked by travelling, Great Geographical Discoveries, and the rebirth of Classical antique art. It’s surprising to find out how quickly one got to know artist’s work far away, even before the Internet or motor vehicles. But also how difficult it was for artists to travel. However, despite all the difficulties, those Renaissance artists were some of the first culture tourists in the world.

History of Travelling: How people started to travel

Camel in front of pyramid

Although we often have a feeling like people are travelling for the last few decades only, the truth is – people are travelling for centuries. Old Romans were travelling to relax in their Mediterranean villas. At the same time, people in Eastern Asia wandered for cultural experiences. I’ve got so fascinated with the history of travelling, that I did my own little research on how people started to travel. And here is what I’ve learned.