2LEQ: Who were some of the major Renaissance artists? Drill:What are some of the defining characteristics of Renaissance art?
3Pop Quiz What was the Renaissance? A) the rebirth of ancient Greek and Roman cultureB) the buying and selling of a large quantity of goodsC) the largest building ever constructed in ItalyWhich Italian city-state is considered to be the birth place of the Renaissance?A) VeniceB) MilanC) Florence
4Pop QuizWhat wealthy group supported art and education in Italy during the Renaissance?A) piratesB) patronsC) mercenariesWhich family ruled Florence during the Renaissance?A) Gambino FamilyB) Moniacci FamilyC) Medici Family
5Pop Quiz5. Which Renaissance literary text is a didactic prose gaining and keeping political power A) The Book of the Courtier B) The Prince C) The School of Athens 6. Author of a Renaissance literary text that describes how members of a royal court should behave A) Machiavelli B) Brunelleschi C) Castiglione
6Pop Quiz Completion: 2 point each 7. Why was Italy and ideal location for the start of the Renaissance? 8. What is Humanism? 9. How did Renaissance art differ from Medieval art?
7Review: Characteristics of Renaissance Art: The natural world (nature)Perspective/depthRealism – scenes from everyday lifeUse of light and shadowsOil paint
8Famous Artists A. Michelangelo Sculptor, painter, architect, and poet Famous for way he portrayed the human bodyFamous works:Statue of David,Ceiling of the Sistine ChapelDome of St. Peter’s
13Famous Artists B. Donatello Made sculpture more realistic by carving natural postures and expression that revealed personalityEquestrian Statue of GattamelataSculpted a David equestrian statues could legally only depict rulers, which Erasmo was not. It is therefore likely that the Venetian Senate had to authorize the creation of this work by making an exception to its rule.reminiscent of a famous antique equestrian statue depicting the emperor Marcus Aurelius.glorification of someone of lesser rank seems to be more in keeping with contemporary humanist practices of honoring individual achievement