Renaissance ceramics and art are tied together with technology and trade. The technology involved with the ceramics and porcelain of the East affected pottery and art in Europe beginning in the 15th century. Venice became the center of trade, bringing Chinese porcelain and ceramics into Europe as well as new colors from Afghanistan and other countries.
The popularity of the trade goods influenced art.
When we think of Renaissance we think of change, innovation, and greater refinement than in the Middle Ages.
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