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2 The Renaissance 1375-1525

3 Raphael, The School of Athens, 1510

4 The Rebirth of Classical Antiquity Jacob Burckhardt: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860) Italy close to the remnants of Rome New study of Latin and Greek sources (also Hebrew and Arabic) Appreciation of virtues of classical (pagan) Greece and Rome Study of Nature Study of History Secular theories of power Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1486

5 Botticelli, Madonna and Child, 1468

6 Renaissance Italy ©2003 Wadsworth, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. Thomson Learning ™ is a trademark used herein under license.

7 Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca), 1304-74 The Father of Humanism The bourgeoisie searches for an alternative to medieval ideals

8 –Stressed the individual’s creativity, reason, and free will. –Rejected original sin. –Belief in the perfectibility of man. –Self cultivation and virtue through education. –The well rounded individual-- “Renaissance Man.” –The good life is the life that is pleasing to the senses and intellect. Humanism: Man as the Measure of All Things

9 Renaissance Art The Artist as Hero Studied the remains of Roman sculpture Observations of the human body Mathematical perspective Themes from classical mythology and Old Testament Anatomy, physiology, and nature Engineering Donatello, David, 1440

10 The Artist as Hero

11 Giotto, The Mourning of Christ, 1305 Composition Foreshortening Chiariscuro Perspective

12 Michelangelo, David, 1504 Fifth Century BCE Greek Bronze

13 Study of Anatomy: Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

14 Michelangelo’s Slaves for the tomb of Pope Julius, 1515

15 Sistine Chapel

16 Michelangelo, The Pieta, 1499

17 Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Florence and Masaccio’s Holy Trinity, 1425

18 Donatello, The Feast of Herod, 1425

19 Leonardo, The Last Supper, 1498

20 St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome

21 The Renaissance Man

22 Jan van Eyck, Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride, 1434 The Northern Renaissance

23 Albrecht Durer, (1471-1528), Self Portrait, 1500 Mathematical Perspective: The Lucinda

24 Johannes Gutenberg and moveable type printing Gutenberg’s 1454 Bible

25 Hans Holbein, Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) and the Greek New Testament 1516 Christian Humanism

26 Hans Holbein, Sir Thomas More, 1527

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