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1 January 9, 2015 Get out your history notebooks and get ready to take C-Notes on The Renaissance


3 What was the Renaissance? What was the Renaissance, and where did it begin? Began in the Italian Peninsula Italian Cities Urban Societies Major Trading and Banking Centers Florence. Secular Moved away from life in the church Focuses more on material objects and enjoying life

4 The Renaissance was a time of renewal Renaissance means rebirth. Rediscovering the ideas and achievements of the ancient Greece and Rome. People had lost their faith in the church and began to put more focus on human beings.

5 How did the Crusades contribute to the Renaissance? Crusades were a series of military expeditions in the 11 th, 12 th and 13 th centuries by Western European Christians to reclaim control of the Holy Lands from the Muslims. Increased demand for Middle Eastern products Stimulated production of goods to trade in Middle Eastern markets and opened up trade routes. Encouraged the use of banking. New accounting and bookkeeping practices (use of Arabic numerals) were introduced.

6 Major Italian CitiesMilan Venice Florence Genoa All of these cities: Had access to trade routes connecting Europe with Middle Eastern markets Served as trading centers for the distribution of goods to northern Europe Were initially independent city-states governed as republics

7 The Renaissance produced new ideas that were reflected in the arts, philosophy, and literature. Patrons, wealthy from newly expanded trade, sponsored works which glorified city-states in northern Italy. Education became increasingly secular (not tied to religion). Medieval art and literature focused on the Church and salvation Renaissance art and literature focused on individuals and worldly matters, along with Christianity.

8 Renaissance Artists embraced some of the ideals of Greece and Rome in their art They wanted their subjects to be realistic and focused on humanity and emotion New Techniques also emerged Frescos: Painting done on wet plaster became popular because it gave depth to the paintings Sculpture emphasized realism and the human form Architecture reached new heights of design

9 Born in 1475 in a small town near Florence, is considered to be one of the most inspired men who ever lived

10 David Michelangelo created his masterpiece David in 1504.

11 Sistine Chapel About a year after creating David, Pope Julius II summoned Michelangelo to Rome to work on his most famous project, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

12 Separation of Light and Darkness

13 La Pieta 1499 Marble Sculpture

14 Moses

15 1452-1519 Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Engineer, Inventor Genius!

16 Mona Lisa

17 The Last Supper

18 Notebooks

19 Raphael Painter 1483-1520

20 The School of Athens

21 Pythagoras Socrates Plato and Aristotle

22 Euclid Zoroaster & Ptolemy Raphael (back) 

23 Botticelli was born in Florence around 1445 where he would live out the rest of his life. Sandro Botticelli’s work was most in demand by the Medici family. The Medici’s were a very rich and prominent member of the Florence society. Virgin and Child Enthroned between Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist Annunciation

24 How did classical knowledge of the ancient Greeks and Romans foster humanism in the Italian Renaissance? Humanism Celebrated the individual Stimulated the study of Greek and Roman literature and culture Was supported by wealthy patrons

25 Northern Renaissance Growing wealth in Northern Europe supported Renaissance ideas. Northern Renaissance thinkers merged humanist ideas with Christianity. The movable type printing press and the production and sale of books (Gutenberg Bible) helped disseminate ideas. Northern Renaissance writers Desiderius Erasmus(Dutch scholar and Philosopher)—The Praise of Folly (1511) William Shakespeare ( English writer)- Wrote sonnets, wrote an estimated 37 plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth Northern Renaissance artists portrayed religious and secular subjects.

26 Literature flourished during the Renaissance This can be greatly attributed to Johannes Gutenberg In 1455 Gutenberg printed the first book produced by using moveable type. The Bible

27 Bibliography Images from: Web Gallary of Art

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