How da Vinci Worked
... A Time of Rebirth
Renaissance means “rebirth.” Historians use the term to
describe the changes that happened in Europe from the
1300s through the 1500s. During the Renaissance, people
in countries such as England, France, and Italy took on a
new interest in the arts and sciences. They began explori ...
The Enjoyment of Music 11th, Shorter Edition
Breaking the Codex
... Historical Background continued
Although only a few of his paintings survive—the most famous of which is the Mona Lisa—Leonardo’s
superb use of color, perspective, and line make each of them a masterpiece.
In addition to being a master painter, Leonardo was an extraordinarily brilliant sculptor, thi ...
Chapter 14 - Learning,_Literature,_and_the_Renaissance
... During 1265 to 1321 a man by the name of Dante Alighieri wrote
and completed the Divine Comedy which was a long poem about his
journey through hell, purgatory, and Paradise. (Bulliet, 365)
In the Divine Comedy it also includes the seven terraces of
purgatory which is where the souls that did not des ...
... idea of a very sad young girl that was detached from what was
going on around her. This theme appeared in many of his
portraits throughout his career. Another theme Botticelli liked
tackling were the roles male and females played in society.
Sometimes Sandro would show traditional roles, but other
Marlowe`s Doctor Faustus and the Disordered Will
... that by manipulating the methods of perspective, the artist and the sponsors can depict what is
actually non-existent. This is no different than the Medici’s creating a “populist” mob to sack the
homes of the rich to smooth their own way to power (Villari, 208). But near the end of the work,
The Renaissance in Italy
... A new age dawned in Western Europe, given
expression by remarkable artists and thinkers.
This age is called the Renaissance, meaning
“rebirth.” It began in the 1300s and reached its
peak around 1500.
The Renaissance marked the transition from
medieval times (Middle Ages) to the early modern
On the trail of Francis I. Renaissance in the Loire Valley
... South-east of the town centre in the foothills, not far from the Clos-Lucé, lay a
sunny field sheltered from the wind. Charles VIII acquired it in the late 15th
century to establish an orchard and vegetable garden. Around 1498 he had a
house built in which he set up his “architect of gardens” from I ...
Under the Guise of Spring i-48
... was one of the known world’s wealthiest young men.
The search for a sound understanding of La Primavera – one that
accounts for all we see – has given rise to an immense body of interpretation. During the early Renaissance a language of sophisticated allegory
emerged; ideas were expressed by a code ...
Renaissance art through Michelangelo. Antonio Rus Martínez. 1
... The project was so physically and emotionally torturous that Michelangelo said:
"After four tortured years, more than 400 over life-sized figures, I felt as old as
Jeremiah. I was only 37, yet friends did not recognize the old man I had become."
... The Middle Ages
Dominated by Augustin
Emphasis on Other-Worldly
The Crusades opened the
doors to classic humanism
and a new interest in nature
…and out of this, the
Thomas Linacre -- Humanist, Physician, Priest (Part 1)
... The Italian Renaissance repre~
sented the rebirth of man's intel~
lectual, artistic, and scientific
spirit in all its glory and evil. It
spread along lines of trade, and
attracted scholars from all W es~
tern Europe. Although a few
English scholars went abroad to
Italy to capture first-hand the
- m Leonardo da Vinci, - The Renaissance Man `
... with new ways to mix and apply pigments. At first, his results were startling. Artists from all
over Italy came to admire the colors in his masterpiece, the Last Supper. Almost at once,
however, it began to flake away. Many of his paintings have completely disappeared, and
the LastSupperas seen toda ...
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... Clement VII. Their pursuit of policies that advanced the Medici drew their attention from vital
matters such as the Protestant Reformation*. Pope Leo XI also a Medici, was less influential.
The Medici were major patrons of Renaissance intellectuals and artists. Cosimo I did much to
make Florence a c ...
... • Mantua was a Renaissance city-state in northern
Italy roughly midway between Milan and Venice.
During the sixteenth century it was ruled by the
Gonzaga family, and the foremost artistic patron
among them was Isabella d’Este (1474-1539,
marquise of Mantua). Isabella was very much a
humanist. She st ...
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE
... widespread appeal. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence houses the world’s
greatest collection of Italian paintings, but even in competition with a galaxy
of masterpieces, it is usually the room containing Primavera and Birth of
Venus that is the most crowded in the museum!
Chapter 14: The High Renaissance in Italy
... of __________.
a. Raphael's Galatea
b. Michelanglo's Sybils
c. Leonardo's Virgin and Child with Saint Anne*
d. Masaccio’s Trinity
10. Which of the following is the best match?
a. Leonardo's Last Supper -- Milan*
b. Bramante's Tempietto -- Florence
c. The Sistine Chapel -- Siena
d. The Mona Lisa -- R ...
AP Art History - The College Board
... that since “artists were given so much more freedom to create during the High Renaissance due to their
enlightened patrons,” the artist was “more of a factor in the creative process rather than just telling an artist
exactly what to do and not allowing them to really create.” The response makes refe ...
Bronzino`s Allegory of Venus and Cupid: Poem or Painting?
... the Mannerist style. These select few formed the core of the learned society titled the
“Accademia Fiorentina” in which Pontormo was also a member. (Parker) Bronzino was
well read and versed in the classics; he knew the major authors of antiquity as well as
Dante and other notable Italian writers. ( ...
Schedule and Topics - UCSB Department of History
... Clarissa W. Atkinson. The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Middle Ages. Ithaca:
Cornell University Press, 1991.
Peter B. A. Biller, “Childhood in the Middle Ages,” History Today, 36 (August, 1986), 42-49.
John Boswell. The Kindness of Strangers: The Abandonment of Children in Western Eur ...
Research Paper on identity and signatures
... Bellini does this by showing how Loredan has subordinated himself to his state. There is virtually
nothing personal about Loredan. His clothes were assigned to him by his city, his position in society was
assigned to him by his city and his very countenance was assigned to him by his city. This utt ...
The Art of the Renaissance
... • Because of the plague, it was not until 1450 that
northern Europe enjoyed the economic growth
that helped support the Renaissance in Italy.
• Northern artists and writers imitated Italian
styles while adding new methods and ideas of
• As a result of the printing press, books became
French Renaissance literature
For more information on historical developments in this period see: Renaissance, History of France, and Early Modern France.For information on French art and music of the period, see French Renaissance.French Renaissance literature is, for the purpose of this article, literature written in French (Middle French) from the French invasion of Italy in 1494 to 1600, or roughly the period from the reign of Charles VIII of France to the ascension of Henry IV of France to the throne. The reigns of Francis I (from 1515 to 1547) and his son Henry II (from 1547 to 1559) are generally considered the apex of the French Renaissance. After Henry II's unfortunate death in a joust, the country was ruled by his widow Catherine de' Medici and her sons Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III, and although the Renaissance continued to flourish, the French Wars of Religion between Huguenots and Catholics ravaged the country.