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Title: The Renaissance


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The Renaissance
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What was the Renaissance?
  • French for rebirth
  • Intellectual and economic changes that occurred
    in Europe from the 14th-16th centuries
  • An age in which artistic, social, scientific and
    political thought in new directions.
  • Rediscovery of the Greek and Roman tradition
    helped artists reproduce visual images
    accurately.
  • Marks the entry of civilization into modern
    times, the period in which we live in today

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Why Italy?
  • Italian cities survived The Middle Ages, became
    more modern
  • Italy had been the center of the Roman Empire,
    made sense for re-awakening
  • many monuments of the civilization and the
    grandeur of ancient Rome
  • Florence- symbolized energy brilliance of
    Renaissance

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Major Renaissance movements
  • New attitudes towards culture and learning
  • Spirit of adventure
  • Humanism- Studied and focused on worldy subjects
    rather than on religious issues
  • Education should stimulate the individuals
    creative powers
  • Petrarch- Father of Renaissance or Father of
    Humanism
  • Assembled Greek and Roman literature wrote
    literature of his own.

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Golden Age of the Arts
  • Paintings, sculpture architecture.
  • Wealthy patrons would financially support the
    arts
  • Medici Family- richest merchants and bankers in
    Europe
  • Paintings very realistic
  • Perspective- Making distant objects smaller than
    those close to the viewer

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Perspective
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Geniuses of Renaissance Art
  • Leonardo da Vinci- Artist (Mona Lisa), but also
    had talents over other areas. Definition of a
    Renaissance Man
  • Michelangelo- Sculptor, painter. Best known for
    his statue of David mural on the ceiling of the
    Sistine Chapel
  • Rafael- Studied the works of Leonardo
    Michelangelo best known for School of Athens

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Leonardo da Vinci
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Michelangelo
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Rafael
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Italian Renaissance Writers
  • Castiglione- wrote the Book of the Courtier
    describes the manners and skills that a member of
    court should have
  • Machiavelli- wrote The Prince.
  • End justifies the means
  • Urged rulers to do whatever necessary to achieve
    their goals
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