During the Renaissance the main focus was the study of people.
Major artists created art mainly in these three.
It is fairly certain that Spanish king Philip II did not want or intend to rule England as part of the Spanish empire - or to make English people speak Spanish.
Is it the finest post-Renaissance ?
Throughout literary history, many great critics have pointed out that it is artificial to make a distinction between form and content, except for purposes of analytical discussion. Form determines content. Content determines form. The issue is, indeed, usually only raised at all by those critics who are more interested in politics, religion, or ideology than in literature; thus, they object to writers who they feel sacrifice ideological orthodoxy for formal perfection, message for style.
In particular, note the impact of on modern sculptors of the .
After an unknown catastrophe (probably earthquake) around 1500 BCE, the Minoan collapsed, and Crete was conquered by the Myceneans from the Greek mainland, who were themselves overcome and the city of Mycenae destroyed around 1100 BCE.
Let history have the final say on this multi-millionaire artist.
In the plastic arts, famous sculptors like (5th century BCE), (Active 480-444 BCE), and (c.488-431 BCE) (see his work at the ) achieved a level of realism - further developed by later artists such as (Active 432-408 BCE), (Active 395-350 BCE), (c.395-305 BCE), (Active 375-335 BCE), and (Active 340-320 BCE) - which would remain unsurpassed until the Italian Renaissance.