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Transcript of The Renaissance
The Renaissance means 'rebirth' -> of what?
Renewed interest in the culture of ancient Greece and Rome
Time of political, social, economic, and cultural creativity and curiosity
Florence (Italy) was the center
Since Florence was a port city and center of trade, a wealthy merchant class developed here and throughout Italy
Many of these wealthy merchants became
- Financial supporter of the arts
Wanted to beautify the city
Where and Why?
- Intellectual movement based on human/worldly matters rather than divine
Humanist beliefs stress the value of human beings and seek rational ways of solving human problems
Most art is focused on human characteristics, showing emotions
Today the term '
is used to describe someone who has wide interests and is an expert in several areas
In your rows, come up with 5 people who you can say is a 'Renaissance Person' today and WHY.
What Was It?
Leonardo da Vinci
Famous works include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
Also contributed to music, engineering, architecture, and optics- more next class on him
Famous work include his marble sculpture The Pieta. Perhaps his best work took him 4 years- painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
The Renaissance Moves North
Northern Europe recovered slowly from the black plague, took them longer to feel influence
, an artist from Germany, visited Italy in 1494 to study the techniques of Italian artists
Known as 'The German Leonardo': Developed engraving: precursor to the Printing Press- Make as many copies as you want with original
The Renaissance Grows
printed a complete edition of the Bible using movable type metal- machine was called the
The domino effect...
Books became easier to make > complete five more links!!!
Northern Renaissance began in a region called Flanders, which is part of present-day northern France, Belgium, and the Netherlands
was younger that these 2 and studied their works. His most famous work is The School of Athens
Debate between what is focus of life- heaven or humans?
Unit Two: Renaissance and Reformation
Bring your textbook next class!
Computers on Thursday/Friday
Next quiz is Monday/Tuesday 9.19 and 9.20
Write a diary entry for the time period by answering the following prompt:
"Imagine that you have live in Florence, Italy immediately following the Black Death. You have survived, but many around you have not. Describe your environment. How do you feel?"