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Title: Introduction to the Renaissance


1
Introduction to the Renaissance
  • ? Revolution
  • Spring Semester
  • Mrs. Huff

2
Renaissance 101
  • The Renaissance was a rebirth of classical
    antiquity. (This means mostly of Greece Rome.)
  • The Renaissance lasted from ca. 1350 1550.
  • The Renaissance began in Italy and gradually
    spread to the rest of Europe.

3
Characteristics of the Italian Renaissance
  • Marked by an Urban Society.
  • Powerful city-states Florence, Venice, Milan
  • Centers of politics, economics and social life
  • An Age of Recovery.
  • Recovery from the Black Death, Political
    Disorder, Economic Recession
  • Emphasis on Individual Ability
  • - High regard for human worth and the
    development of a new social ideal the
    well-rounded person
  • - Ex. Leonardo da Vinci

4
Art Architecture of the Renaissance
  • During the Renaissance, there was an outburst of
    creativity that stressed order, harmony
    balance.

5
The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci
6
Characteristics of Renaissance Art
  • Renaissance Art had the following
    characteristics
  • Realism Subjects of art were familiar and
    life-like
  • Glorification of the Human body
  • Non-religious themes
  • Appreciation of beauty for beautys sake
  • How does this compare with the characteristics
    of Greek art?

7
Perspective
  • Renaissance art utilized perspective.
  • This means that they made distant objects smaller
    than those in the foreground to create an
    illusion of depth on a flat canvas.
  • This adds an element of three-dimensionality.

8
The School of Athens Rafael
9
Renaissance Art was very Advanced
  • Merged art science
  • Required a mastery of mathematical laws and
    principles
  • Laws of perspective
  • Biological anatomy
  • Emphasized artistic excellence

10
The Big Three
  • The following artists were the most notable of
    the Renaissance
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo Buonarotti
  • Raphael (Rafael)

11
Renaissance Architecture
  • Return to the glories of Ancient Rome
  • Round, geometrical, stout, symmetrical, domed and
    balanced.
  • This was called Italian Gothic.

12
Sculpture and Painting
  • Sculpture became more accurate, 3-D and natural
  • Painting used perspective to create a sense of
    3-D and full reality.

13
Effects of the Renaissance
  • Economic
  • Massive De-population from the Plague drove labor
    prices up
  • Decline of Feudalism
  • Growth in trade manufacturing led to an
    increase in wealth
  • Venice Genoa became major Italian marketplaces
  • Social
  • Gap between the rich and the poor widened
  • Growth of the nuclear family due to a more urban
    setting
  • Women became more educated not necessarily in
    academic areas, but mainly in religious ed. Or a
    trade.

14
Renaissance Masterpieces
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