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The Renaissance
1300-1600
Bell Ringer
• Think back to the end of the Middle Ages:
– The Bubonic Plague (killing 1/3 of
Europe’s population)
– The 10...
• Those who survived wanted to
celebrate life and the human spirit.
• They began to question the church.
• How can they ex...
The Renaissance (1300-1600)
• Started in Italy - an explosion of
creativity in art, writing, and thought
• “Rebirth” = a r...
Why Italy?
• During what time period of the Middle
Ages did trade rapidly increase?
– Crusades
• Large city-states grew in...
The Rise of Merchants and Florence
• > 60% of the population had
died, so more citizens could
become involved in political...
Humanism
• Thinkers studied classical texts (Greece and
Rome) and focused on human potential and
achievements
• Movement t...
Are these the “ideal men” of our
society?
The ideal “Renaissance Man”
• Volunteer?
• Create art
• Educated
• Charming
• Dance
• Sing
• Play music
• Write poetry
• S...
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519)
• Painter, Inventor,
Sculptor, Scientist
– A true “Renaissance
man”
• 3,500 pages of
drawing...
Mona Lisa
• Wife of a wealthy
merchant of
Florence; he
commissioned
da Vinci to paint
it
• So real looking
– What’s behind...
The Last Supper
Vitruvian Man
spiral screw achieving flight
Michelangelo Buonarroti
(1475-1564)
• Another
Renaissance Man
• Painter, Sculptor,
Architect, Poet
• Portrayed the
human b...
Statue of David
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
The dome of St. Peter’s
Summarization Activity
• Write down three truths and a lie
about what you learned today.
• Then we will go around the clas...
Homework
• You need to find out the contributions of the
following people. Why were they important
during the Renaissance?...
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  1. 1. The Renaissance 1300-1600
  2. 2. Bell Ringer • Think back to the end of the Middle Ages: – The Bubonic Plague (killing 1/3 of Europe’s population) – The 100 Years War – The Great Schism • Journal Entry: Describe how you would feel about life in general. Would all this suffering overtake you? Would you do something about it?
  3. 3. • Those who survived wanted to celebrate life and the human spirit. • They began to question the church. • How can they express this new spirit?
  4. 4. The Renaissance (1300-1600) • Started in Italy - an explosion of creativity in art, writing, and thought • “Rebirth” = a revival of art and learning from what culture? – Greece and Rome (aka Classical) • Led to new values, styles, and art.
  5. 5. Why Italy? • During what time period of the Middle Ages did trade rapidly increase? – Crusades • Large city-states grew in Italy because of trade • Why are cities an ideal breeding ground for an intellectual revolution?
  6. 6. The Rise of Merchants and Florence • > 60% of the population had died, so more citizens could become involved in political life • Fewer laborers – so merchants began to pursue other interests • Florence, a city-state, came under rule of the powerful banking Medici Family – Expanded learning, art, and architecture in Florence
  7. 7. Humanism • Thinkers studied classical texts (Greece and Rome) and focused on human potential and achievements • Movement to secular society • Increased understanding of the world • Have you heard of the “Humanities” subjects? – Philosophy, history, and literature – http://www.wfu.edu/humanities/
  8. 8. Are these the “ideal men” of our society?
  9. 9. The ideal “Renaissance Man” • Volunteer? • Create art • Educated • Charming • Dance • Sing • Play music • Write poetry • Skilled rider • Wrestler • Swordsman
  10. 10. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) • Painter, Inventor, Sculptor, Scientist – A true “Renaissance man” • 3,500 pages of drawings and writings survive • Only 17 of his paintings survive • Perhaps the most talented artist ever?
  11. 11. Mona Lisa • Wife of a wealthy merchant of Florence; he commissioned da Vinci to paint it • So real looking – What’s behind that smile?
  12. 12. The Last Supper
  13. 13. Vitruvian Man
  14. 14. spiral screw achieving flight
  15. 15. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) • Another Renaissance Man • Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Poet • Portrayed the human body in painting and sculpture – Forceful and heroic figures
  16. 16. Statue of David
  17. 17. Sistine Chapel
  18. 18. Sistine Chapel
  19. 19. The dome of St. Peter’s
  20. 20. Summarization Activity • Write down three truths and a lie about what you learned today. • Then we will go around the class and see if we can figure out the lie.
  21. 21. Homework • You need to find out the contributions of the following people. Why were they important during the Renaissance? Describeeeeee! – Machiavelli (pg. 476-477) – Petrarch (pg. 475-476) – Dante (pg. 392) – Erasmus (pg. 482) – Guttenberg (pg. 484)
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