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1 Mr. McEntarfer * Global II Was Leonardo DaVinci a True Renaissance Man?

2 The Renaissance The Renaissance (French for rebirth) was a cultural movement that began in Italy in the 14 th century. It marked the end to the dreary and church dominated Medieval period and began a new era of art and learning in Europe. Leonardo Da Vinci lived and worked during this time.

3 What is a Renaissance Man? A Renaissance Man is a person who is skilled in many different fields of study and has a broad base of knowledge. The term Renaissance Man is based on the various artists and scholars of the European Renaissance, (starting in about 1450 AD)

4 A Renaissance Man is a person who… Is multi-talented (art, science, literature…) Has a questioning attitude (curious) Has a humanist spirit (celebrates people) Has a secular attitude (Is more worldly and places less importance on religion) Practices Renaissance Art (depth, perspective, 3-D) Applies new ideas and invents Looks to science for answers, not the church.

5 Who is she? What is she thinking? Is there perspective (3-D)? The Mona Lisa

6 The Last Supper

7 Look out the window. What do the hand gestures tell us? link What is Jesus Missing?

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10 Leonardo the Anatomist What does an anatomist study?

11 What is the miracle of birth? Fact: Leonardo could simultaneously write with his left hand and draw with his right. If Leonardo was born in the Middle Ages do you think he would be persecuted?

12 Leonardo the Inventor What is it?

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14 Share-out Exchange with the person next to you to get a different perspective and offer suggestions.

15 Was Leonardo Da Vinci a True Renaissance Man? Multi-talented (art, science, literature) Has questioning attitude (curious) Has a humanist spirit (humans rule) Has a secular attitude (I more worldly and places less importance on religion) Practices Renaissance Art (perspective) Applies new ideas and invents Looks to the sciences for answers. He was an artist, an inventor, an anatomist and much more. He was curious about how the body worked. His painting celebrate human life, in the last supper he paints Jesus and the apostles as people having a party. His paintings are non-religious – (no halo on Jesus) He looked to science instead of what the Church said. (Studying the body) His art had perspective (backgrounds and vanishing points) He was an inventor (drafts for the helicopter and the tank) He looked to science to answer questions about human anatomy. The Renaissance ManLeonardo Da Vinci

16 What do you think? Given what weve learned do you consider yourself a Renaissance Man or Woman? How many interests do you have? What qualities do you possess? What do you want to develop?


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