The Renaissance Quick Facts: When: 1300’s to the late 1500’s Where: Began in Italy and then moved North Why: A renewed interest in Classic Architecture and Literature Patrons What was the Renaissance? Definition:Rebirth of Art and Learning in Europe. A “Renaissance Man” : Someone who is curious, well-rounded, multi-talented and believes he can do what they put their mind to The Renaissance Style Humanism Philosophy of the Renaissance Intellectual movement that focused on worldly concerns instead of religious issues Focus on Human Achievement and Potential Why Italy? What made Italy the birthplace of the Renaissance? Why Italy??? The Feudal System never took hold making it easy for them to try something new Roman Tradition remained— architecture and culture still remained for people to see Patrons- A Wealthy merchant class in power who liked to sponsor the arts Patrons The Medicis Florence became one of the most successful Renaissance cities with the help of the Medici family Wealthy merchant/banking family Patron Family- Sponsored Artists Art in the Renaissance Reflected Humanist ideas Changes from the Middle Ages Settings: Used Roman/Greek backgrounds Created pictures of people of the time Perspective/Shading: Makes distant objects look smaller than those close to the viewer Art in the Renaissance Architecture Rejected Gothic style of architecture Adopted the styles of the Greeks and Romans: Columns, arches and domes Famous Men of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci Considered a Renaissance Man: Artists, botany, anatomy, optics, music, architecture, and engineering Mona Lisa The Last Supper Studied how bones and muscles worked da Vinci Self Portrait---- Mona Lisa --- da Vinci was a true “Renaissance Man” …much like Chuck Norris The Last Supper Michelangelo Sculptor, engineer, painter, architect, and poet; also a Renaissance man. David Sistine Chapel The Pieta Michelangelo’s Works Raphael Younger than da Vinci and Michelangelo; studied their works Blended Christian and classical styles School of Athens Madonnas *Raphael’s Works* Marriage of the Virgin Donatello Famous Statue sculptor of David-- first nude statue of the Renaissance Mary Magdaline Gattamelata Donatello’s Works David Gattamelata Mary Magdaline Niccolo’ Machiavelli Wrote The Prince A guide for rulers The end justifies the means Use whatever means necessary to get what you want Complete Worksheet #1 on Machiavelli Answer: Is the Renaissance a Golden Age? The Renaissance Spreads The Renaissance Will Spread Out of Italy Across Europe Ticket Out the Door What is Humanism? What is a Renaissance Man/Person? What were the Main Ideas in the book The Prince? Why did the Renaissance Start in Italy?