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1 Renaissance Chapter 17: Section 1

2 Objectives Define “renaissance”
Explain the characteristics of Renaissance art Apply knowledge of the characteristics by identifying their use in an example from the period Recognize important artists/work of the period

3 “Rebirth” of art and learning
Italy wanted to bring back the classical learning of ancient Greece and Rome 1300 – 1600 AD

4 Renaissance Values Art Literature
Importance of the Individual (humanism) Secular Wealth (worldly wealth, not spiritual) Classical Education Philosophy and History

5 Merchant Class Dominated Society
Wealth was earned through business, not inherited by nobles Medici Family was a powerful banking family in Florence, Italy Cosimo de Medici – the wealthiest European controlled the city-state of Florence

6 Characteristics of Renaissance Art
Perspective ( three dimensions) Individualism - Human Body, facial expression Religious subjects (Madonna with child) Nature Realism in detail and color

7 How did art change from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance?


9 The Last Supper: Leonardo DaVinci Classic example of perspective

10 How does this painting reflect Renaissance Characteristics?

11 Renaissance Art Realism – images emphasize human characteristics such as facial expressions, body features. Colors – true to life, use of light and dark Perspective – three dimensional, smaller background Individual person/people focus Religious subjects

12 Michelangelo Painter/Sculptor
1512, Michelangelo's frescoes of the Sistine Chapel in Rome were first shown to the public. It took four years to paint the detailed Biblical scenes. Most famous sculpture was “David”

13 The Sistine Chapel - Rome

14 David

15 Donatello Sculptor Best known for bronze and marble figures

16 Leonardo DaVinci Painter, Sculptor, Scientist
“Mona Lisa.” Believed to be an image of Lisa Gherardini (1503) Wife of a wealthy businessman from Florence named Francesco del Giocondo. It’s Italian name, “La Gioconda.”

17 Some people think the Mona Lisa was DaVinci’s self portrait as a woman; this idea, while interesting is considered not likely by experts

18 Raphael Painter , Realism Work “School of Athens”

19 Machiavelli Famous Book -The Prince (writer, philosopher)
Fear is a better motivator than affection “better to be feared than loved” Politics as the art of deception Hitler kept a copy under his bed!

20 IX. Spread of Humanism to the Rest of Europe
William Shakespeare ( ) England. Playwright – human themes Macbeth: ambition Hamlet: individualism Romeo and Juliette: Tragic Love

21 Summary Frame The Renaissance began in ____________ and lasted from ____________ to _____________. During this time the values of _______,_________,_______, and __________ were important. Artist such as ___________ and __________ displayed the characteristics of __________,__________, _________, in their work. The idea of _______________ or the importance of individuals spread to ____________. It was a “rebirth” of ____________ from ancient ________and __________.

22 Can you define… Humanism Realism Perspective Renaissance Patron
Vernacular Piety Classical Education Printing Press

23 Sistine Chapel David Mona Lisa The Last Supper Hamlet
Do you know who created these important works? How do these works demonstrate Renaissance characteristics? Artist Characteristics Sistine Chapel David Mona Lisa The Last Supper Hamlet Romeo and Juliette The Prince Utopia The Praise of Folly

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