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Title: The Renaissance


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The Renaissance
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Part OneAn Introduction To The Renaissance
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What Is the Renaissance?
  • The Renaissance is the rebirth of learning and
    the arts that began in Italy in the 1300s
  • The Renaissance brought great advancements in
    literature, philosophy, visual art, theater, and
    architecture

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Was It Really a Renaissance?
  • Intellectual Development of High Middle Ages
  • Rise of Scholasticism
  • Literature
  • Geoffrey Chaucers Canterbury Tales
  • Gothic Architecture

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Why Italy?
  • Urban Growth
  • Trade during the Crusades led to the growth of
    the Italian cites of Venice, Florence, Milan, and
    revitalized Rome

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Why Italy?
  • Merchant Class Values
  • Wealthy, powerful merchants in Italy stressed
    individual achievement

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Why Italy?
  • Classical Heritage
  • Renewed Interest in Greek and Roman Classics
  • Decline of Constantinople, caused Byzantine
    scholars to flee with ancient Greek manuscripts

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Renaissance Values
  • Humanism study of human beings and human
    potential
  • Enjoyment of Worldly Pleasures
  • The Renaissance Man
  • An ideal individual who tried to master every
    area of study

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Part TwoRenaissance Art
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Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519
  • He was a writer, painter, sculptor, engineer, and
    an architect
  • The Renaissance Man

Self-Portrait (c. 1512)
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Da Vincis Paintings
The Last Supper (1498)
Mona Lisa 1503-1505
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Da Vinci and Flight
Top Flying Machine
Left Wing for a Flying Machine
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Michelangelo 1475-1564
  • He was a painter, sculptor, and an architect
  • Most successful painter of Renaissance

Self-Portrait
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Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1508-1512)
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St. Peters Basilica by Michelangelo Funding the
construction of this building leads the Catholic
Church to sell indulgences
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David, 1501-1504
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Raphael (1483-1520)
  • Influenced by Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Famous work is School of Athens

School of Athens, 1510-1511
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Part ThreeLiterature During the Renaissance
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Civic Humanism
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The Prince, 1513
  • Questions the motives of rulers
  • Ends justify the means

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Religious Humanism
  • Desiderius Erasmus
  • In Praise of Folly
  • Sir Thomas More
  • Utopia, 1516
  • Influenced Protestant Reformation

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Literary Humanism
  • Petrarch
  • Father of Humanism
  • William Shakespeare
  • English writer 1564-1616
  • Focuses on human character
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