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Title: The Renaissance in Italy


1
The Renaissance in Italy
2
Features of the Renaissance
  • Secular and scientific values took over from
    religious beliefs
  • Still very Christian in attitude
  • Transition from
  • Medieval to modern world
  • religious control to lay control
  • Fragmented to unified

3
The Growth of the Italian City State
  • Trade with east powerful city states
  • Venice, Milan, Florence, Naples
  • Wealth led to Patron families to support
    education and the arts
  • Ex Florence The Medicis

4
A new secular spirit
  • Material instead of eternal world
  • Pope Julius II tore down the old St. Peters
    basilica (Michelangelo the dome)
  • Machiavelli The Prince No need to be guided by
    a pre-determined code of behavior
  • Safer to be feared than loved
  • Ruthless political expediency (ends justify
    means)

5
New Techniques and skills
  • Oil paints
  • Chiaroscuro (light and shade)
  • Linear perspective
  • Frescoes
  • Realism / Detail

6
Important Renaissance Artists
  • Michelangelo Pieta, David, Sistine Chapel
  • Leonardo DaVinci Mona Lisa, inventor, dissection
    of corpses
  • Raphael Madonna's, School of Athens
  • Botticelli The Birth of Venus, Adoration of the
    Magi
  • Brunelleschi The Cathedral of Florence, Linear
    perspective

7
The Northern Renaissance
  • Differences Deeply concerned with religion
    (groundwork for reformation)
  • Called for a return to an earlier simple
    Christian faith
  • Northern Artists work on a smaller scale more
    landscapes etc
  • Jan Van Eyck (Flanders)
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