Our hostess this week is Tami Roth who has selected the theme of “Renaissance” as our challenge this week. Isn’t her arch just beautiful!? What do you think of when the word “Renaissance” comes to mind? We want to see it here this week in gothic form!

About our hostess:

Renaissance marks the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the Modern world. It represents a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries. Early Renaissance, mostly in Italy, bridges the art period during the fifteenth century, between the Middle Ages and the High Renaissance in Italy. It is generally known that Renaissance matured in Northen Europe later, in 16th century.

The term renaissance means rebirth and is used to mark an era of broad cultural achievement as a result of renewed interest in the classical art and ideas of Ancient Greece and Rome. The main idea of rebirth lies at the belief that through the study of the intellectual and artistic treasures of the Greco-Roman antiquity, inspired by Humanism, can be reached the artistic greatness, wisdom and enlightenment.

Thank you, Nancy, for the opportunity to be hostess for the gothic arch challenge this week! I chose this theme because of my love for the art and images from that time. “Venus” by Sandro Botticelli is probably my most favorite painting. I think of Botticelli, daVinci, Michelangelo, Vermeer, etc. I love the colors the artists used-so deep and rich. Renaissance means “rebirth” but can have so many meanings to different people that I hope everyone can go with their first instinct of what this means for them and have fun with it!

You may see more of Tami’s beautiful work here:
Tami Roth Picture Trail


43 Responses

  1. great theme Tami, mine is here

  2. Thank you, Nancy, for the opportunity to host the Gothic Arch theme this week! I have had so much fun with creating these arches and viewing all of the incredible and amazing art that has landed upon this site. I also want to say “thank you” everyone who has left a comment on my picture trail-I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness! Have a fun week everyone!

  3. WOW Tami this is gorgeous! I will have to try to come up with something!

  4. Difficult though nice theme. My entry is on my blog. thanks for looking.

  5. Great theme, Tami. Thanks for this week’s challenge and such a beautiful inspiration piece!
    Here is mine:

  6. Here is my entry, thank you for looking!

  7. Here my “renaissance” arch.
    Very great theme.
    Thanks for looking.


  8. Mijn bijdrage voor het thema van deze week,
    My entry for this weeks theme,


  9. Mine’s on my blog http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com
    Thanks for looking

  10. Wonderful theme! Here is my arch:

  11. Here is my Gothic for this challenge.
    Thank you for looking.


  12. I apologize for my Picture Trail malfunctioning-they lost power to their servers-hopefully it will be fixed soon everyone!

  13. love the renaissance check out my teabag stamped one on my blog!

  14. Tami, this is so beautiful. I appreciate the explanation you wrote, too. Here is my effort at Renaissance:


  15. Thank you for a gorgeous theme this week Tami! Your arch is stunning!!!

    I overachieved on this one!!!


  16. Here is my arch for this weeks theme…quite a challenge for me but I had fun – thanks Tami for the theme!


  17. Hi everyone~
    here is my arch…

  18. Thanks so much for a wonderful challenge Tami. Here is my attempt http://dappledesigns.blogspot.com/2008/08/renaissance-arch.html

  19. Here’s my arch for the week! Great theme~

  20. Bonjour,
    My entry is on my blog ! Please click on my name to see my arch ! Thanks

  21. Here is my arch. Thank you for looking.


  22. Here´s mine, thanks for looking.

  23. Thanls for the challenge, here is my entry:

  24. Hi,

    This is my first entry and I loved the theme this week, and am looking forward to many more.

    My entry is on my blog, thanks for looking:


  25. Tami – great subject for this week! Mine is here:


  26. Here is my first entry for this challenge, thank you for looking



  27. My gothic arch is on my blog! http://kristinscreativejourney.blogspot.com/2008/08/new-gothic-arch.html

    I had fun with this!


  28. A late entry from me, had to get it done as I love the theme.


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