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Renaissance Art and Architecture Note Guide
Background – From 1050 to 1300, the following set the stage for a remarkable period of
creativity lasting from the late 1200s to around the late 1500s.
Humanism – intellectual movement based on the study of classical culture (_________
and ________) and focused on secular or worldly subjects rather than religious ones.
Characteristics of Renaissance Art
 Perspective
 Symmetry
 Realism
 Humanist themes – glorification of humanity & respect for individual
 Depth, alive, active
 Representations of Movement
 Distinct facial features
 Realistic looking expressions – natural human emotions and responses
The Mourning of Christ by ____________________________________
What style is it?
What does that mean?
Perspective is the use of ___________, _______________________, and
_______________________ to bring depth and realism to a picture.
Pope Leo X With Two Cardinals is by ___________________________________
School of Athens was painted by ________________________________________
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
Donatello (1386-1466)
Renaissance Architecture
 Cathedral of Florence
 St. Peter’s Basilica
Renaissance Writers
 Dante Alighieri
 Petrarch
 Giovanni Boccaccio
 Baldassare Castiglione
Northern Renaissance
 Albrecht Durer
 Hans Holbein the Younger
 Jan van Eyck
English Renaissance
 Geoffrey Chaucer
 Thomas More
 Edmund Spenser
 William Shakespeare
Impact of the Renaissance