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The Renaissance

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Mackenzie Dyer

on 17 April 2013

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The Renaissance By: Mackenzie Dyer, Lane Dyer, Natasha Eades, Casey Lawrence, & Cole Amyx People of the Renaisssance Leonardo de Vinci William Shakespear Johannes Gutenburg How The Renaissance Impacted Religion Countries the Renaissance effected How The Renaissance Affected Music/Art What Initiated the Renaissance? Around the 13th century, in the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance was born from a burst of innovation and an overall shift in art, literature, and philosophy. People became more civil and modernized. In fact, the Renaissance is often reffered as the Early Modern Period. Secular (non-religious) music became popular during this time period. Instrumental and dance music was performed performed in abundance. The main change, is the use of thirds as intervals, the accompanying shortness of the musical lines, resulting in modern harmony. With the rise of Humanism, sacred music began to break free from the Church. The Renaissance marked the passing of the European society from an exclusively religious to a more secular one. It went from an age of unquestioned faith and mysticism to an age of belief and scientific interests. In a more basic statement, the Church's grasp on how society was run was lessened. The Renaissance spread from Southern France and Spain, and influenced Northern Europe. Italy was the powerhouse of the Renaissance. The Italian city of Florence was a European center of banking, and it's leading family, the Medici, paid the wages of of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Leonardo de Vinci was a brilliant engineer who brainstormed modern day invention such as the submarine. He didn't build it, but sketched out plans for the contraption. He was also an artist and made the Mona Lisa. William Shakespeare was a poet who wrote many popular plays that we hear about today. He wrote many plays such as Hamlet, Macbeth, and the famous Romeo and Juliet. Johannes Gutenburg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher. He invented many objects that we use today. Such as the printing press, which allowed him to print the first bible. The Renaissance initiated just like a fashion trend at your school would. A group of cool people (which in this case are a group of people from Florence, Italy) start something new and different and it spreads like wildfire.
Before you know it it's the next best thing, but in this situation it's not a fashion trend that's been started. It's a whole new age. The Impact of the Renaissance Pros and Cons Pros - Allowed artists to create more freely
- Had a positive affect on today's art, such as movies
based off of Shakespearean works ("Warm Bodies")
- New instruments were made, such as the clavicord, and virginal Cons - The Medici. A banker family
for the pope. They also gave supplies to newer artists. But this good didn't come from nothing. They would cheat, bribe, and lie to get to the top and often killed all who were in their way. Because of this, they earned the name, "Godfathers of the Renaissance." Bibliography http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/history/history-ren.htm
http://www.biography.com/people/leonardo-da-vinci-40396?page=1 Pictures from Google
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