Daily Archives: 4. August 2016

A history of gold in art: the Renaissance

As history progressed, the meaning of gold to the people also went through a significant change. During the Renaissance period, the yellow metal took on a new meaning. Instead of a symbol of the heavens, the sacred and godly presence, it would become the icon of power and wealth. The Renaissance: a period to decorate the elite From the 1500s, elaborate and ornate golden jewels were designed and constructed to decorate the powerful royalty and societal elite. It was a sign of power and wealth, but most importantly, status. The most important and powerful kings and queens of the Renaissance […]