A solitary genius is easy to understand, but dozens of them, in a space of two generations? What made the Renaissance era one of the most creatively explosive times in our history?
Prosperity, which provided money and markets to support art
Peace, which provided the stability to seek artistic and philosophical progress
Freedom, which liberated artists from stage or religious control
Social mobility, which allowed talented poor people to enter the arts
The paradigm thing, which brought new perspectives and mediums that created a wave of originality and expression.
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.
by Daniel Coyle