The Renaissance - Weebly

The Renaissance - Weebly


The word means rebirth Began in Italy and is seen as the beginnings of the modern world Occurred roughly between 14th century and 16th AD

Marked by a revival of art, literature, and learning Recovery of classical texts and ideals Focus on Greco-Roman traditions Humanism

Renaissance scholars looked to the past for inspiration They studied the classic works of ancient Greeks and Romans Humanism was a literary movement It focuses on people and not religion, studied old

manuscripts, and revived interest in literature and art They thought they would understand the world better by studying the classics Emphasized human ideal instead of beliefs Focused on the individual and not religion Humanist Writers

Dante The Divine Comedy Petrarch Founder of Humanism Boccaccio Decameron Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince


Wealthy merchants and bankers replaced nobles in running city-states in Italy In Florence a banking family known as the Medicis came to rule They were great patrons of the arts and commissioned artists, sculptors and architects

to greatly improve Florence They changed Florence into the most beautiful city in Italy Characteristics of Renaissance Art

Influenced by artistic achievements of classical

Greece and Rome Art emphasized reality, attention to detail, and desire for perfection Religion with a lifelike approach Biblical events, landscapes, portraits, and scenes from everyday life Invention of perspective Greater realism and naturalism, especially in the

depiction of the human body and emotions Artists and Sculptors

Donatello Michelangelo Raphael Leonardo da Vinci Brunelleschi

Botticelli Ghiberti Brunelleschi Brunelleschi was one of the great sculptors and architects of the early Renaissance. His

most famous contribution was the design of the dome of the cathedral of Florence, which still dominates the Florentine skyline today. So who were the TMNT named after? Michelangelo

Michelangelo was one of the greatest artists of the High Renaissance. At a young age his talent was spotted by Lorenzo de Medici and he was brought up in the Medici palace. He went on to create some of the most famous works of the Renaissance, carving the Pieta

and painting the walls and ceilings of the Sistine Chapel. Sistine Chapel Pieta David

Leonardo da Vinci True Renaissance Man Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, scientist, anatomist,

Last Supper Self portrait Mona Lisa Virgin and Child

Virtruvian Man The Gates of Paradise Bronze doors to the East Door of a Cathedral in Florence. Ghiberti beat out Brunelleschi in a competition to make the

bronze doors. It took him 20 + years to complete. Donatello David St George

Raphael - School of Athens Botticelli The Birth of Venus

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