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The Renaissance Period

by: Kiana Thompson

The Renaissance Period 1020-01

Kiana Thompson
World Civilizations II: World History from c. 1000 to 1800
Michele White

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World Civilizations II: World History from c. 1000 to 1800
Michele White
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Date Created: 11/01/15
The Renaissance c 13501550 Background Europe just coming out of the Plague advanced and promoted Life is good amp Live life to the fullest I Definition and Basic Characteristics a Renaissance Rebirth of interest in all things associated with classical antiquity put of a desire to recreate the period of ancient Greece amp Rome 450BC450AD b Basic Characteristics i Began in Italy Italian city states 1 De Medici made money by trading merry royalty ii Secular movement 1 About a world in which we live now Live in the moment iii Center of movement was to focus on individuals 1 Make yourself the best you can be 2 Modern day Renaissance man iv Started as urban elite based movement II The Intellectual Renaissance a Humanism Francesco Petrarch 13041379 i Founding father 1 Studied to make himself a better person active participant in society 2 Made it his mission to collect the works from the classical period a Realized the works were in true Latin told people they had to know Pure True Latin in order to make themselves better ii Humanist intellectual individuals who are advancing b Education i Medieval Vs Renaissance Universities 1 Curriculum a M 7 liberal arts b RU Humanities same subject different sources were from the classical period 2 Goal a M be a scholar b RU become a better human active member in society 3 Physical Aspect a M no physical education ii b RU had physical education Ancient Greeks believed in Sound mind in a sound body c Vernacular Literature i ii Vernacular specific to location Dante Alighieri 1 Published the Divine Comedy in Italian 2 Broke down the ability to write in own language d Printing Revolutionized Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz Germany i Printing Press 1 Made published works more available 2 Promoted literature therefore more educated people 3 First work the Bible in 1456 4 By 1500 more than 1000 printers were in Europe a 810 million works were copied i 50 Biblical ii 50 Classical writes III The Artistic Renaissance a Medieval Art c 5001400 1 ii iii iv v vi Lacks depth or perspective Figures are stiff two dimensional Facial Expressions lack emotion Background frequently a solid color Religious subjects dominate the theme Very little is known about the creators of these works b Renaissance Art c 14001600 1 ii iii iv V c Da Vin i ii iii iv v vi d Raphae i ii iii iv Use of perspective Realistic figures that convey emotion Natural landscapes as backgrounds Nonreligious subjects explored Usually the artistic can be identified ci s Mona Lisa Del Gioconda the Louvre 150306 30 in X 21 in Painted on poplar wood Sold to French King Francis I in 1516 After the Revolution was deposited in the Louvre Stolen by an Italian thief on August 21 1911 and resurfaced in Florence two years later Detailed background 1 B 1483 D 1520 Madonna 1505 Oil on wood 33 in X 72 in Palazzo Pitti Florence e Michelangelo s David 150104 1 ii iii iv V 14ft tall David of David and Goliath The armies of King Saul vs The Philistines Defeated the giant With a smooth stone and slingshot After King Saul died the people made David their king


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