During the Dark Ages, life revolved around Christianity (in Europe). It would be a considered a sin to produce art such as the art Michelangelo and his peers produced. Michelangelo's sculptures in particular showed human perfection. In Medieval Ages, this would be like a comparing yourself to God. In the Renaissance, the idea of human perfection displayed in art was accepted, and marveled at. Romanesque. Artists (and architects) such as Michelangelo, were inspired of the Classical times of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Many artists incorporated mythological themes of this time into their artwork. Italian Renaissance artists perfected the Classical technique to produce a whole new, and truly amazing kind of art.