A time of creativity and great change in many areas -political, social, economic, and cultural. It marked a slow shift from an agricultural to an urban society, in which trade assumed greater importance than in the past.
The action or process of reforming an institution or practice of the Church.
Subject such grammar, rhetoric, poetry, and history.
Assembled a library of Greek and Roman manuscripts in monasteries and churches.
What were the main characteristics of the Renaissance?
Creative minds set out to transform their own age.
How did the Catholic Church affect the arts?
Served as inspiration for religious themes.
Why was Italy a favorable setting for the Renaissance?
Encouraged trade with well-developed markets.
Cosimo de’ Medici
Gained control of the Florentine government.
Lorenzo de’ Medici
How did the Medicis’ transform Florence?
It produced a dazzling number of gifted poets, artists, architects, scholars, and scientists in a relatively short span of time.
How did Renaissance art reflect the ideas of humanism?
Portrayed religious themes.
What new artistic techniques came into use?
Making distant objects smaller than those close to the viewer artiest could paint scenes appear 3D.
Blend beauty with utility and improvement of society.
Architect that studied art and sculpture and a engineer.
Leonardo da Vinci
Artist that had an endless curiosity that fed a genius for invention.
Portrait of a women who mysterious smile baffled viewers.
The Last Supper
Portrait of Jesus and the Disciples
sculptor, engineer, painter, architect, and poet
Heroic statue the biblical shepherd who killed the giant Goliath.
Captures the sorry of the Biblical Mary who cradles her dead son Jesus.
The School of Athens
Portraits of Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates.
Where one of Michelangelo greatest paintings are location.
Artist who blended Christian & Classical Styles.
How did Italian writers reflect the characteristics of the Renaissance?
Trademark Renaissance curiosity and interest in the humanities.
The book of the Courties
Describes manners, skills, learning, and virtues.
Wrote a guide for rulers on how to gain and maintain power.
Real rulers in an age of ruthless power politics.
How did the Renaissance writings express realism?
They wrote mostly of the reality.
Printed first edition of Bible.
Jan van Eyck
Flemish painter important
drew pictures of big women.
Artist sketches on metal plate with acid.
What was the impact of the printing press?
Cheaper easier to produce and pass knowledge.
What themes did northern Renaissance artists explore?
Everyday language of common people
Important scholar wrote text of many subject Greek edition of Bible.
Sir Thomas More
Social reform utopia.
describe of a society of men and women at peace.
Patrons of the Arts
French humanist Gargantua and Pantagruel.
Gargantua and Pantagruel
Adventure of Two Gentle Giants