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Renaissance Intro and Art

Grade 8 History
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Nathan Plumb

on 7 March 2013

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Transcript of Renaissance Intro and Art

The European
Renaissance Comes from the
French word for
'rebirth'. Began in Italy during the 14th century and
lasted until the 16th-17th century
spreading across the entire continent of Europe. Art Architecture Literature Science Philosophy In the early 1400's an architect
named Filippo Brunelleschi developed
the technique of linear perspective. Linear perspective creates a
three dimensional image on
a flat surface. Through the use of a vanishing point, and a horizon line, paintings can achieve depth! This is a sketch Brunelleshi drew
for a client in order for them to
imagine the finished interior
of a building he was designing. This is the finished product. His most famous achievement was the
dome of the Florence Cathedral. The dome used over 4 million bricks. The inside of the dome contains a large fresco. During the Renaissance, many artists began to adopt the technique of linear perspective. Suddenly, paintings had perspective and realism This is the famous fresco The Last Supper, by Leonardo Da Vinci Shadows and colors were used to fuller effect
during the renaissance. This was called patronage. It became a competition to see who could have the best artists. This allowed art to
flourish and artists
to expirement. Even today artists are still
experimenting and achieving
new things with perspective! What could this be? Maybe if we look at
it from a different perspective... This doesn't look right... Much better! Art during the Middle Ages was flat, without backgrounds, and without much color. Art appraisers made a
list of the most expensive
(priceless) paintings in the
world. Try to guess which ones
are renaissance era. Hint: No art from before
the renaissance made the cut! Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci ($642 million) The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci ($540 million) School of Athens by Raphael ($480 million) Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix ($442 million) Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer ($390 million) Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh ($345 million) Night Watch by Rembrandt ($305 million) Impression, Soleil Levant by Claude Monet ($265 million) A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Edouard Manet ($215 million) Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michaelangelo ($780 million) A period of intellectual advancement that changed European society in many different ways. 1) Why did Italy have a large number of rich people? 2) What are other reasons that Italy might have been the location for the beginning of a European Renaissance? "I must really be rich if I can spend money supporting the guy painting my portrait!" Star Task: 6 minutes Many people in Italy became rich. These rich people would pay artists to work for them Cause Effect
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