Presentation on theme: "The Renaissance. What was the Renaissance? The Renaissance was… A cultural movement that took place in Europe from the 14 th to the 16 th centuries A."— Presentation transcript:
The Renaissance was… A cultural movement that took place in Europe from the 14 th to the 16 th centuries A rebirth of classical (ancient Greek and Roman) art knowledge The (birth) beginning of the modern world
The Renaissance began in Italy because… It had cities which allowed ideas to be shared and spread quickly It had wealthy merchants, like the Medici family, that served as patrons of the arts It’s location was ideal for the studying ancient Greek and Roman art and literature
What were the characteristics of Renaissance art?
Renaissance art… Was realistic Glorified the human body Increased the focus on individuals Used perspective (shows 3 dimensions) Renaissance artists studied light, shadow, and anatomy
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/m/middleages.html Medieval Art
Who were some of the most famous Renaissance artists?
Some of the most famous Renaissance artists were… Michelangelo (St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Statue of David) Leonardo da Vinci (Mona Lisa, Last Supper) Raphael (Madonna and Child, School of Athens) Remember Raphael’s mom made him go to school.
St. Peter’s Basilica The Last Supper Sistine Chapel School of Athens Statue of David Mona Lisa Madonna and Child
Who were some of the most famous Renaissance writers?
Some famous Renaissance writers were… Petrarch (father of humanism) Boccacio (wrote “Decameron”) Machiavelli (wrote “The Prince”) Shakespeare Erasmus (wrote “Praise of Folly”) Thomas More (wrote “Utopia”)
What intellectual ideas are associated with the Renaissance?
Humanism is an important intellectual idea that developed during the Renaissance.
Humanism Was an intellectual movement that focused on ancient Greek and Roman literature especially the writings of Plato Was the study of human (individual) potential and achievement Was the study of the five humanities: poetry, grammar, philosophy, history, and rhetoric Contributed to the increase in individualism and secularism Developed in response to scholasticism which focused on the science and philosophy of ancient Greeks and medieval Arabs especially the writings of Aristotle
Who were some of the most famous humanists during the Renaissance?
Famous Humanists Petrarch was the father of humanism Desiderius Erasmus and Thomas More were the most famous Christian humanists
What were the characteristics of literature during the Renaissance?
Renaissance literature… Was written in the vernacular (common language) instead of Latin Emphasized the individuality of their subjects Set trends that are followed by modern writers