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Title: Renaissance Age


1
Renaissance Age
  • Period of Rebirth
  • and
  • Achievement

2
When you hear the names Leonardo, Michelangelo,
Raphael and Donatello you should not just think
of
They are the names of important people from the
period called the Renaissance.
3
I. What does Renaissance mean?
REBIRTH
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II. Why does the Renaissance begin in Italy?
Italy recovered quickly from the plague
Renaissance in Italy
Trade revived quickly
Rome was the center Roman History.
Wealthy merchants became patrons to artists.
5
Lorenzo Medici
Florence, Italy
  • Influential patron from wealthy business family
  • supported many artists like Michelangelo

Michelangelo lived in his palace and met other
artists
Patron- financial supporter
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Humanism- emphasis on individual uniqueness and
worth.Perspective was used by Renaissance
artists to create dimension and depth.
IV. Important Terms
  • 1 point Perspective
  • 2 Point Perspective

7
Leonardo Da Vinci
Artist, inventor, botanist
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  • Renaissance man
  • Influenced many other artists.
  • Dissected corpses to learn about the body (to
    paint realistically).

9
  • He designed early versions of
  • Helicopter, Tank, Parachute, Hang Glider,
    Pedometer, Submarine and many other inventions.

Tank
Helicopter
10
Mona Lisa
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The Last Supper
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Michelangelo
  • Painter, sculptor, architect, poet
  • Started sculpting at age 14.
  • Studied anatomy, dissected corpses

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Works The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Fresco- painting on fresh plaster
FOR MORE INFO...
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The Creation of Adam The Sistine
Chapel Michelangelo
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The Last Judgment
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Ever seen these angels?
Michelangelo painted them on the ceiling of the
Sistine Chapel.
17
Pieta
Moses
By Michelangelo
18
St. Peters Basilica in Rome The dome was
designed by Michelangelo.
Outside
Inside
Ideas were based on Roman and Greek architectural
elements.
19
D. Donatello -Sculptor (Not only a Ninja Turtle)
David
Michelangelos version
Made of bronze
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  • Raphael- painter
  • Blended Christian and classical styles
  • The School of Athens

FOR MORE INFO...
21
  • Sofonisba Anguissola- painter
  • Bold, realistic portraits
  • Court painter for Philip II of Spain

The Chess Game
Self Portrait
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VI. Writers
  • Baldassare Castiglione
  • Played music, studied lit. and history
  • Wrote The Book of the Courtier- about how to act
    as a noble
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Observed kings at court
  • Wrote The Prince- a How To book to get and
    keep
  • power as a ruler

23
The Renaissance moves north 100 years after it
began in Italy.
Northern Renaissance
  • Northern Europe recovered from the Plague more
    slowly.

24
Albrecht Durer - Artist
  • called the German Leonardo.
  • Studied in Italy and spread ideas North
  • engravings
  • Prints
  • paintings

25
Hubert and Jan van Eyck- Flemish painters
  • developed oil paints and painted realistic
    scenes.
  • The Virgin of Chancellor
  • Wedding Portrait

26
Jan Van Eyck Arnolfini Wedding Portrait
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  • Pieter Bruegel- artist
  • influenced Flemish painters
  • Used vibrant colors to paint peasant life.

Peasant Dance
The Peasant Wedding
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Peter Paul Rubens mixed realistic style with the
classical themes.
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  • Erasmus- Dutch writer
  • Humanist
  • Wanted the Bible translated into the vernacular
    (every day language) and Church Reforms

Wrote new edition of Bible in Greek and Latin
30
Sir Thomas More- writer
  • Wrote Utopia
  • (book to describe ideal society)
  • Wanted social and economic reforms
  • No Private Property
  • Education For All
  • Justice is used to end crime

31
William Shakespeare Playwright
  • Created 1700 new words
  • wrote 37 players in 23 years
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • MacBeth
  • Hamlet
  • Bedroom
  • Lonely
  • Generous
  • Gloomy
  • Heartsick
  • Hurry
  • Sneak

32
Miguel de Cervantes- Spanish writer
Wrote the first modern novel
  • Don Quixote
  • (the book Man of La Mancha is based on)

33
Johannes Guttenberg- German inventor
  • The Guttenberg Bible
  • Improved moveable type
  • invented the printing press

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How did the printing press impact Europe?
  • Literacy increased
  • Knowledge and ideas spread
  • Books were cheaper and easier to make
  • Schools were built to teach children how to read
    and write
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