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The Renaissance Prezi Tour

By Tyler Nguyen and Lawton Manipon

Lawton Manipon

on 3 March 2014

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The Renaissance.
1. Introduction
The age of the Renaissance was called the age of the rebirth that lasted for almost 200 years from 1300 to 1500. In those years, the Renaissance started in Italy because it was the center of the Roman empire, since thinkers thought it was a logical place for a rebirth to start. This era became a time period of individual achievement and “spirit of adventure” rather then the church controlling everything. At this time the arts became more predominant, painters and writers began to form techniques and allowing goal setting achievements. And with this era making the arts more popular, the term "Renaissance Man" was used to describe some of the people in the era. What it meant to be a Renaissance Man was to be a person who had amazing talents and skills specifically in the humanities, which were subjects that were taught in ancient Greek and Rome such as grammar and poetry. And this pursuit in the humanities was known as humanism because it was a movement that focused on education and the classics. Humanism would be the very core of the Renaissance. I <3 KELLY PHAN WILL YOU MARRY ME? (:
2. Cradle of Renaissance
The Medici family was a wealthy family that had ruled Florence, a city in northern Italy that was considered to be the center of the Renaissance. They were said to be the richest if not one of the richest people in all of Europe. Also, the head of the family, Cosimo de’ Medici, was a supporter of the arts. Because of these two things, the family's wealth and influence transformed Florence, which produced many poets, artists, and scientists.

3. Artistic Techniques
The rules of perspective and other techniques let the artists to create more realistic art during the Renaissance. This would make a impact on art because this was going from a stylized art to a more realistic kind of art , which included more realistic human bodies and objects.

4. Donatello AKA KELLY PHAN
Donatello was a sculptor during the Renaissance period. His work was important because he had made a life-size statue of a soldier on horseback, which hadn't been in a life time. Realistic art wasn't very common during the era so for Donatello to create a real realistic statue was very important
5. Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter during the Renaissance and he is most known for his works of the "Mona Lisa" and the "Last Supper". His work was important because he had very realistic art of natures and people that gripped people because of how real they looked. KELLY'S SOFTBALL PANTS DOE <3
6. Mona Lisa
This is the Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, whose smile has confused viewers for centuries.
7. Last Supper
The Last Supper by Da Vinci is a moving religious painting as well as a masterpiece of perspective.
8. Michelangelo
Michelangelo was a painter during the Renaissance that was best known for his works "David" and the "Pieta" marble. His work was important because his paintings and art had reflected the spiritual and artistic struggles that he been through his life.
9. David
The statue of David painted by Michelangelo is suppose to represent the harmony and grace of Ancient Greek.
10. Pieta
The Pieta shows the sorrow of Mary as she cradles a deceased Jesus.
11. Sistine Chapel
Michaelangelo had a painted a series of murals to decorate the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (Shown Above)
12. St. Peter's Basilica
Michelangelo had also created the dome of St. Peter's Basilica which served as a model for later structures in history.
13. Last Judgement
The Last Judgement was painted by Michelangelo.
14. Raphael
15. Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli was a painting during the Early Renaissance era. His work was important because his work had represented the grace of the Early Renaissance as seen in his most famous work; the Birth of Venus.
16. Flemish Painters
During the Renaissance, there had been a type of painting known as 'Flemish' which had created Flemish Painters. Their work was important because they had established new styles such as landscape painting or genre painting. Peter Rubens, a Flemish painter, had also started painting plus- sized women , which created a term known as "Rubensque", meaning big bodily women shown in paintings.
17. Durer
18. Gutenberg and the Printing Press
The printing press that Johann Gutenberg had was such an important invention during the Renaissance because since most books before were hand written, there were more printed book available to people. And because of this, more people learned to read, which gave people a broad range of knowledge.
Gutenberg main invention the printing press was invaluable to the people of that time.
19. Castiglione
The "Book of the Courtier", written by Baldassare Castiglione, described everything that an "ideal" member of the court should have. And by being a "ideal" member, you would be successful which why this book served as a guide for men and women.
20. Niccolo Machiavelli
"The Prince" is a guide written by Niccolo Machiaveli that focuses on two main ideas: how to gain power and how to maintain power. Machiaveli had suggested in the book that the end justifies the means which means that he urged rulers to use whatever method. Critics had attacked this cynical advice, which is how the term "Machiavellian" came to refer to a person who said dishonest stuff in politics.
21. Erasmus
During the Renaissance, the art of writing had also appeared. Though scholars had wrote in Latin, other writers had introduced the idea of writing in vernacular which was the everyday language of ordinary people. One of the most important scholars to write in vernacular was Erasmus because he had translated the Bible into vernacular which was how he impacted many people during his era.
22. Sir Thomas More
Thomas Moore, a friend of Eramus, had pressed for social reform. He had written a book called Utopia, which describes an ideal society where everybody leaves in peace and harmony. It was such an important book because it pressed for social reform. With this book, it created the word "utopia", which was pretty much the perfect society.
23. William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is the most known figure of Renaissance literature and for very good reason. His universal themes in everyday, realistic situations were important to the Renaissance ideals because it had explored Renaissance ideals like the importance of the classics and the complexity of a person. In a time where people were eager to watch plays, Shakespeare had build a theater known as the Global Theater. He featured plays like Macbeth, Hamlet, and Othello.
24. Scientific Revolution
The Scientific Revolution was a "movement that pointed toward a future shaped by a new way of thinking about the physical universe". There was an assumption that science and mathematical laws controlled nature as well as the universe. Which led people to believe that physical world could be managed and shaped by people.
25. Copernicus
A polish scholar named Nicolaus Copernicus had published a theory of heliocentric which said that the sun is the center of the universe and that the earth was just one of the planets that revolve around the sun. This was such a revolutionary idea to people because people had believed Ptolemy's teachings that Earth was the center of the universe and if he was wrong, all human knowledge might be wrong.
26. Kepler
A Danish astronomer named Tycho Brahe had provided evidence that supported heliocentric and after he died, his assistant, Johannes Kepler had used his data to calculate the orbits of the planets. He added to Copernicus' theory because he showed that planets did indeed revolve around the sun. He also showed that the planets had moved in eclipses, or oval shaped orbits.
27. Galileo
Galileo Galilei had been an astromer whose foundation was Copernicus and Kepler's findings. His greatest creation was the telescope which could observe other planents. He had proposed that Earth moved around the Sun. Because of this theory, he had been attacked and his work had be labeled as heresy because he was going against ancient views of the world and challenging Christian teachings, which made people hate him.
28. Bacon and Descartes
Both Bacon and Descartes were considered revolutionary thinkers because they had devoted themselves to figuring out how truth is determined, which had challenged the scholarly traditions that made the physical world fit in with religious beliefs. They had determined that the truth could only be found after a long investigation. Descartes has written a book called the "Discourse on Method", where he said to discard all past teachings to search for only provable knowledge. In the book, he had said that doubt is unquestionable and to doubt, you have to be a thinking, rational being. This is where he had said the famous quote "I think, therefore I am"
29. Scientific Method
The scientific method is a step by step process that is used to order to approve or disapprove a hypothesis, or a possible explanation of something.
30. Exploring the human body
In the late 1600's, a Dutch Inventor named Anton van Leeuwenhoek had perfected the microscope and made it possible for people to see cells and microorganisms. I think this breakthrough is important because cells were the building blocks of life and for humans to be able to see and analyze them, is a revolutionary thing.
31. Issac Newton
Issac Newton was a revolutionary scientist because his work had explained the works of the universe and had "linked" the sciences". He had said that a single force had controlled the universe by keeping the planets in order. He called this force gravity. He had explained the law of gravity and other laws of motion . This would led to a branch of math called calculus, being to devoloped which was used to explain his laws.
32. My favorite person during the Renaissance was Michelangelo because he was I liked the point of his works, which was to reflect his struggles. I believe he was the perfect example of a Renaissance man because he was man of many talents. He was a sculptor, engineer, painter, architect, and poet which shows how much he excelled in humanities - Tyler
32. My favorite artisan/inventor would have to Leonardo Da Vinci, he was an interesting man and is one of the most iconic artist and inventor the Renaissance and our generation. Leonardo's designs were advanced far beyond the technology of the time that he lived in including designs of a flying machine and a submarine. His ability and his talents were inspiring and he captures the essence of educational and cultural expansion of the time. - Lawton
Lorenzo Medici was the head of the Medici family
Perspective painters like Giotto Di Bondone captured the realism in society during the Renaissance
Donatello was a famous artisan and sculptor during the Renaissance his realistic artwork captured the attention of many
Leonardo was a visionary in his time and in modern time, his inventions during this time were some of the earliest designs for today machinery.
Raphael was also a painted during the Renaissance era and was known for his talent as well as his nature. His work was important because he had created his own style of art that blended Christian styles of art with classic styles of art.
Madonna was one of the final paintings ever painted by Raphael showing her holding the "christ child"
The School of Athens is one of the most famous frescoes ever painted by Raphael
This painting was to capture the meetings of foreign courts as some flemish artisans tended to create
Albrecht Durer's engravings were important to the Renaissance era because he had applied all the things he knew about painting into engraving, which was revolutionary.
A portrait of Albrecht Durer depicts a man whose work influenced pieces of art later in years to come
With the central idea that humans could shape the physical world many devolpments began to put into place such as the idea of flight
The idea that planets orbited around the sun was revolutionary
Michelangelo drawings were looked at the detail in the human body as well as the realism in life captured in his art
Leonardo's abillity to understand logic in a trivial time made him a genuis and a historical icon
Though Machiavelli's advice was cynical and many looked down upon it he was known for contributing controversy suggestions
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