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Title: Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance


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Italy Birthplace of the Renaissance
  • The European Renaissance was a rebirth of
    learning and the arts that began in Italy in the
    1300s.

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Classical Worldly Values
  • Classics lead to Humanism
  • Humanists focused on human potential and
    achievements.
  • Enjoyment of Worldly Pleasures
  • The basic spirit of the Renaissance is secular
    concerned with the here and now as opposed to a
    better life after death.
  • Patrons of the Arts
  • Popes and merchants became supporters of the
    arts.
  • Renaissance Man
  • The ideal Renaissance individual excelled in many
    fields and all areas of study.

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Renaissance Revolutionizes Art
  • Many Renaissance artists developed new techniques
    such as perspective.
  • Leonardo da Vinci typified the true Renaissance
    Man.
  • Raphael created realistic masterpieces.

Leonardo da Vinci
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Leonardo
  • Leonardo da Vinci was deeply interested in how
    things work. He studied how muscles move, how
    veins are arranged in a leaf.
  • Among his most famous works are the Mona Lisa,
    and the Last Supper. Only 17 of his paintings
    still survive.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Michelangelo was a true Renaissance Man, he
    excelled at almost every area of study. He was a
    painter, sculpture, poet and architect.
  • Among his most famous works are the design of the
    dome at the top of St. Peters Basilica, his
    statue David. and his paintings on the ceiling
    of the Sistine Chapel.

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The Sistine Chapel
  • To paint the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo lay
    stretched on his back on a high scaffold.
  • His working conditions were very bad. He worked
    in scorching heat in the summer and had to work
    by candlelight.

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Michelangelo
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Raphael
  • Raphael learned his trade by studying the works
    of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
  • He enjoyed painting the Madonna.
  • His greatest achievements fill the library in the
    Vatican.
  • He died on his 37th birthday after a short
    illness. All of Rome went into mourning.

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The End
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