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Transcript of Medici
The Italian merchant prince, Lorenzo de' Medici called"il Magnifico,"(the magnificent) ruled both the Florentine state and a vast commercial empire.
One of the greatest Maeceans of his age. Medici(the godfathers of the Renaissance.) When you help someone are you truly doing it for their benefit or for your own? PATRONS Patron: one who lends influential
support to some person, cause,
art or institution. Florence Renaissance Art Artwork became more detailed after the renaissance. By, Ellen McNiff, Brianna Herlihy, Will Mcarthy, and Ben Novo. Medici "I think it casts a brilliant light on our estate [pubic reputation] and it seems to me that the monies were well spent and I am very pleased with this."
~ Lorenzo de' Medici
Did the Medici only financially help artists for their public reputation(most powerful family at the time) or did they really care about the arts and the artist?
Cosimo •Cosimo (1389-1464)
•adopted the policy, already traditional in his family, of supporting the lesser guilds and the poor against the wealthy aristocracy which ruled the city
•In 1433, Cosimo was arrested. He was exiled instead when, from his place of imprisonment, he succeeded in buying the favor of Bernardo Guadagni
•the sentence of exile was overturned by a new government favorable to Cosimo, and he returned to the city in triumph. From that time until his death he controlled both the foreign and domestic affairs of Florence, using his prestige and his money to keep his adherents in the government
•employed the architectural skills of Michelozzo, Dominican convent of S. Marco, Filippo Brunelleschi
Work cited. Giovanni(1475-1521)
On February 24, 1489 he was ordained a deacon. On March 9, 1489 he was appointed a cardinal by his sister's father-in-law Innocent VIII
Elected as a pope on March 9, 1513 and he was ordained a priest on the 15th. The Medici used Their wealth to commission
and pay for may famous artists and paintings
from the Renaissance time. Michelangelo, Raphael, and Galileo
are three artists that were commissioned
by the Medici. crucial to the development of arts was the civic pride of Florence, as well as the wealth and ambition of its merchants and bankers. Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Medici Family moved their bank to Florence and it thrived there. Art was only the work of the church before artists began painting themselves during the Renaissance.The methods used in Renaissance era paintings are still used in today's artwork. PAINTING METHODS Perception:artists found ways to reate 3-D figures in paintings usig vanishing points. This method was perception. Sfumato: This method was used to add depth in paintings by adding shading or light to a painting. Foreshortening:This method was used to make objects look smaller then they actually are. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia® Copyright © 2007, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
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WHY SHOULD WE CARE? By financially supporting artists the Medici made it possible for the arts to improve.
(The School of Athens by, Raphael.) & BEFORE AFTER (Painting by Galileo.)