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Name _______________________________ Date ________________ Period ______ THE MEDICI: GODFATHERS OF THE RENAISSANCE - Part One: Birth of a Dynasty Introduction 1. In 1400, which Italian city was a major trading center and a republic? 2. What was the name of Cosimo’s father, who managed the Medici bank? The Medici Family Gains Power in Florence 3. The Medici became known as whose bankers? Why? Filippo Brunelleschi 4. Who was Filippo Brunelleschi? Describe him. 5. What was the Medici’s relationship with Brunelleschi? 6. What was Brunelleschi commissioned to complete on the top of the cathedral in Florence? 7. Where did Brunelleschi turn for inspiration? Name _______________________________ Date ________________ Period ______ The Medici: Great Patrons of Art 8. Who was Cosimo de Medici? Describe him. 9. What did the Medici threaten to those slow to pay the Church? 10. Wealth was not enough for Cosimo. What else did he want? 11. What also became a political strategy for Cosimo? 12. Cosimo felt artists work better under what conditions? How did he treat the artists under his patronage? 13. In 1434, Brunelleschi developed what new technique that revolutionized art in the Renaissance? 14. Cosimo gave artists space to develop ideas outside of what established institution? 15. What was Brunelleschi’s dome a symbol of? 16. Why was the completion of Brunelleschi’s dome considered the greatest architectural feat in the Western world at the time? 17. What celebration did Cosimo plan as a celebration of the dome and Florentine art and culture? Who attended?