Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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58: Mon, Apr 16, 2018
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Again, there are no significant completely new physical resources, but increased trade provided access to a wider range of goods, disposable income for aristocrats (historically patrons of artists and, more recently, of scientists), as well as causing significant growth in the urban middle class, who were often seeking recognition for scholarship, perception, or generosity. How did patronage fund arts, sciences, and literature, and what were both the advantages and disadvantages to the artist or scientist who depended on a wealthy and well-placed patron to gain recognition (and income) for his (or her) efforts? How did artists or scientists without a single major patron find support for their work? Consider:
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