The renaissance started in Italy during the 14 th century and lasted for about 250 years.
The rebirth of arts and culture will continue to build from this point on.
The renaissance started in Italy for several reasons: 1) remnants of the Roman culture, 2) rich city-states, and 3) a wealthy middle-class that had money to spend on the arts.
So, what was so great about the Renaissance?
The Renaissance was the first time that a spirit of adventure swept over people.
Columbus sailed to new lands during the renaissance.
What happened during the Italian Renaissance?
Growth occurred in many areas of art and science.
The most famous advances came in the form of art during the Italian renaissance.
We will explore the advances of the Italian renaissance first.
Art before the Renaissance
During the Middle Ages, art was declining and very little improvements in art techniques were made.
Architecture in the Middle Ages followed the gothic style.
New Ideas during the Renaissance:
Humanist movement for art to revolve around human ideas and events.
New techniques were created to allow the artists to use perspective to create realistic art.
Types of Art: Paintings
Renaissance painters studied Greek and Roman paintings.
Most paintings reflected the humanist ideas and either focused on an individual or a human event.
Types of Art: Sculpture
Sculptures during the Renaissance often reflected either religious or Ancient Greek and Roman subjects.
The primary goal of the sculpture is to capture the human feeling.
Types of Art: Church Murals and religious decorations.
Church murals were very popular during the Renaissance. The church would pay artists to create elaborate paintings and sculptures to decorate their churches. The most famous is the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Types of Art: Architecture
Architecture during the Renaissance is based on Greek and Roman styles.
Domes, arches, and pillars are common features in Renaissance architecture.
1401-1427, one of the founders of the Renaissance.
Known for his use of perception to create 3D images.
Famous works include: Madonna with St. Anne (1423) and Trinity (1425).
Leonardo da Vinci
1452-1519, one of the most important Renaissance artists.
Painter, scientist, and inventor.
Famous works include: The Baptism of Christ (1476), The Last Supper (1498), and the Mona Lisa (1503).
1475-1564. Created many famous pieces of Renaissance art.
Painter and Sculptor.
Famous works include: Pieta (1499), David (1503), Sistine Chapel (1508-1512),
1483-1520. Known for his youth and humanistic approach to art. Studied under Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Famous works include: The Marriage of the Virgin (1504), Stanza della Segnatura (1511), Transfiguration (Unfinished at his death).
Can you name three different types of Art?
What was one thing about Renaissance art that made it different?
Who was one important artist and what type of art did he/she make?
Paintings, Sculptures, and Architecture!!!
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Humanism all the way!!!
Way to go!!!
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Take your pick: Leonardo, Masaccio, Rapheal, or Michaelangelo !