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Transcript of Renaissance- Intro
The Rebirth of old ideas and philosophies from Ancient Rome and Greece
WHERE? and WHY?
Many Renaissance artists were sponsored by the Medici Family
The Wealth of Italian cities allowed for the arts and sciences to flourish
Finding old ideas
Italian city of Venice was strategically located and were master ship builders
The crusades were a war between the Christian and Muslim worlds
Many Ancient Greek and Roman texts preserved by Ottomans were found in the Middle East during these wars
As cities continued to flourish wealthy families emerged
Families like the Medici Family, became patrons to many famous artists and thinkers
Hired them for commissioned works
2-3% of the population
85-90% of the population
The role of the Church during this time (the Middle ages)
How were people feeling? Why?
PAY attention to the artwork. What does it Represent?
Read Document 1 and Document 2 in your DBQ Packet
Explain why the renaissance began in Italian Cities
Why where Italian cities strong in trade?
Who were the supporters of the arts?
why were they able to do so?
The Renaissance of the 14th and 15th centuries
began in Italy because of the economic conditions that supported it. In order for the artists of the Renaissance to be successful and art to flourish, financial support was essential. Because many Italian cities were strong traders with Eastern world, they developed strong economies that allowed ruling families, Oligarchies, to directly finance the arts.
Features of the
Growing Secular Spirit
REVIVAL OF Greco-Roman Ideas
New Ideas of
Renaissance Man or Universal Man
Supported by wealthy merchant classes