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During this time people started to develop a powerful intere
Transcript of During this time people started to develop a powerful intere
-the concern of human interests and values.
It began in
By 1400 Florence was one of the
cities in Europe.
One of the richest families was named Medici
Most famous family member.
Came to power in
He was a patron (supporter) of the arts.
Scholars and artists flocked to Florence, where "Lorenzo the Magnificent" supported their work.
Renaissance Writers and Painters
During 1300s, humanists began to search Italy for artifacts from
. They found:
People were able to study these artifacts.
A New Kind of Writer
During the 1200s writers began to write in their own language for local readers.
One famous man was Petrarch
loved to read
translations made him the most famous poet in Europe.
Christine de Pisan
spent most of her life in France.
, histories, political commentaries.
lived from 1469-1527
wrote many books about government
most famous book
Artists of the Renaissance
Painters in Italy and the Netherlands studied ancient Greek and Roman artifacts.
they learned the drawing technique called
technique that seems to create a 3D on a flat surface.
During this time painters changed their painting themes
often came from ancient myths and legends
Leonardo Da Vinci
Most famous Renaissance artist
painted from memory
worked next to Lorenzo Medici
studied engineering, music and the natural world around him.
used classical and ancient ideas in his paintings, sculptures, and architecture.
His famous painting is on the ceiling of
THE RENAISSANCE SPREADS
In late 1400s the Renaissance was spreading to northern Europe
People from France, England, Germany, and the Netherlands came to study the ideas and bring back to their country.
of the Northern Renaissance
By the time he died in 1616, he had written 37 plays and 154 poems.
Art in the North
Paintings flourished in the North, especially in the Netherlands and Germany.
The Renaissance in Spain
Throughout this time Spain enjoyed prosperity (success) but its art did not change much.
lived from 1541-1614
known as "El Greco or "the Greek"
known for his flowing colors
Spain was home to two famous people of this age:
Miguel de Cervantes
lived from 1547 to 1616
wrote Don Quixote
a novel that made fun of old-fashioned nobles.
Impact of the Renaissance
The Renaissance marks a turning point for Europe.
trade spread luxury goods all over Europe
kings began to turn their kingdoms into nations
eyeglasses and portable clocks were invented
The Renaissance had an impact
Subjects worthy of study:
matters of trade
Songs, such as Greensleeves, and other songs about feelings became popular.