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The renaissance powerpoint

  1. 1. THE RENAISSANCE An Introduction
  2. 2. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER… What does the word ‘renaissance’ mean? Where did the Renaissance begin?  Why did the Renaissance begin? How do we know about the Renaissance?
  3. 3. BACKGROUND  During the Renaissance there was a rebirth of learning and art throughout much of Europe.  The Renaissance began during the late Middle Ages.  It lasted from approximately 1450 to 1650.  It began in Italy and spread to other northern European countries.
  4. 4. RENAISSANCE BEGINNINGS IN ITALY  During this time Italy had been the home of the ancient Roman civilisation.  Roman ruins such as the Colosseum inspired some Italians to learn more about ancient Rome.  The Italian language is based on Latin, which made it easier for Italians to study the manuscripts of ancient Roman writers such as Cicero and Julius Caesar.
  5. 5.  Italy was divided into several city-states.  Can you name any of these places?  The rulers of these city-states wanted to show off their great wealth and were very interested in the arts.  They employed famous artists, sculptors and architects to decorate their various palaces and towns.  These wealthy rulers were know as patrons of the arts.  Their support of the arts and the artists was vital to the Renaissance.
  6. 6. CAN YOU NAME THESE CITIES?
  7. 7. SUMMARY Ruins of Ancient Rome Citystates Why did the renaissance begin in Italy? Wealth of Italian rulers.
  8. 8. MEDIEVAL VS RENAISSANCE
  9. 9. MEDIEVAL ART
  10. 10. RENAISSANCE ART
  11. 11. LEONARDO DA VINCI 1452-1519
  12. 12. painter All-round genius inventor Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
  13. 13. THE VIRGIN ON THE ROCKS
  14. 14. THE LAST SUPPER
  15. 15. THE MONA LISA
  16. 16. WHO IS THIS??
  17. 17. LEONARDO’S MIRROR WRITING
  18. 18. RENAISSANCE SCULPTURE Michelangelo and Donatello are examples of famous sculptors. Usually statues or upon flat surfaces. Renaissance Sculpture Very realistic. Images from the Bible or Greek/Roman Legends.
  19. 19. MICHELANGELO
  20. 20. THE PIETA
  21. 21. DAVID
  22. 22. ST. PETER’S BASILICA
  23. 23. THE CREATION OF ADAM
  24. 24. THE SISTINE CHAPEL
  25. 25. THE RENAISSANCE OUTSIDE OF ITALY
  26. 26. The Renaissance spread to England, France, the Netherlands and Germany from 1500 onwards. This is often known as the Northern Renaissance.
  27. 27. Artists from these countries visited Italy to see what the Italian artists were doing. They worked with the Italian artists and began to learn new skills. These artists were able to bring these skills back home.
  28. 28. THE ARNOLFINI WEDDING POTRAIT (JAN VAN EYCK)
  29. 29. THE NIGHT WATCH (REMBRANT VAN RIJN)
  30. 30. RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
  31. 31. Cheaper Books were made available. More people now wanted to learn to read and write. New Ideas spread quickly The through importance reading these of printing books. Standard versions of European languages emerged.
  32. 32. Books and documents were first written in Latin. But most people could not understand Latin. When printing was invented, printers wanted to make more money by selling more books. They decided to print books in the spoken language of the people.  This process was known as printing in the Vernacular.
  33. 33. THE RENAISSANCE PRODUCED MANY GREAT VERNACULAR WRITERS…
  34. 34. PETRARCH
  35. 35. CERVANTES
  36. 36. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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