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Renaissance Age Period of  Rebirth and Achievement
When you hear the names Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello you should not just think of … They are the names of important people from the period called the Renaissance.
I. What does Renaissance mean?  REBIRTH
II. Why does the Renaissance begin in Italy? Renaissance  in Italy Rome was the center  Roman History. Trade revived quickly Wealthy  merchants became patrons to artists.  Italy recovered quickly  from the plague
Lorenzo Medici Influential patron from wealthy business family supported many artists like Michelangelo Florence, Italy Patron - financial supporter Michelangelo lived in his palace and met other artists
Humanism - emphasis on individual uniqueness and worth. Perspective  was used by Renaissance artists to create dimension and depth. 1 point Perspective 2 Point Perspective IV.  Important Terms
Leonardo Da Vinci Artist, inventor, botanist
Renaissance man Influenced many other artists. Dissected corpses to learn about the body  (to paint realistically).
He designed early versions of:  Helicopter, Tank,  Parachute, Hang Glider, Pedometer, Submarine and many other inventions. Helicopter Tank
Mona Lisa
The Last Supper
Michelangelo   Painter, sculptor, architect, poet Started sculpting at age 14.  Studied anatomy, dissected corpses
FOR MORE INFO... Works: The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel Fresco-   painting on fresh plaster
“ The Creation of Adam” The Sistine Chapel Michelangelo
The Last Judgment
Ever seen these angels? Michelangelo painted them on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Pieta Moses By Michelangelo
St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome  The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Outside Inside Ideas were based on Roman and Greek architectural elements.
D. Donatello  -Sculptor (Not only a Ninja Turtle) David Made of bronze Michelangelo’s version
FOR MORE INFO... Raphael - painter Blended Christian and classical styles “ The School of Athens”
“ The Chess Game” “ Self Portrait” Sofonisba Anguissola-  painter Bold, realistic portraits Court painter for Philip II of Spain
VI. Writers Niccolo Machiavelli   Observed kings at court Wrote  The Prince- a  “How  To” book to get and keep  power as a ruler Baldassare  Castiglione  Played music, studied lit. and history Wrote  The Book of the Courtier - about how to act as a noble
The Renaissance moves north 100 years after it began in Italy. Northern Europe  recovered from the Plague more slowly.  Northern Renaissance
called the “German Leonardo.”  Studied in Italy and spread ideas North engravings Prints paintings Albrecht Durer -  Artist
Hubert and Jan van Eyck-  Flemish painters   The Virgin of Chancellor Wedding Portrait developed oil paints and painted realistic scenes.
Jan Van Eyck: Arnolfini Wedding Portrait
The Peasant Wedding Peasant Dance  Pieter Bruegel - artist  influenced Flemish painters Used vibrant colors to paint peasant life.
Peter Paul Rubens  mixed realistic style with the    classical themes.
Erasmus - Dutch writer Humanist Wanted the Bible translated into the vernacular (every day language) and Church Reforms Wrote new edition of Bible in Greek and Latin
Sir Thomas More-  writer Wrote  Utopia   (book to describe ideal society) Wanted social and economic reforms No Private Property Education For All Justice is used to end crime
William Shakespeare :   Playwright Created 1700 new words wrote 37 players in 23 years Bedroom Lonely Generous Gloomy Heartsick Hurry  Sneak Romeo and Juliet MacBeth Hamlet
Miguel de Cervantes- Spanish writer Don Quixote   (the book Man of La Mancha is based on) Wrote the first modern novel
Johannes Guttenberg-  German inventor Improved moveable type  “ invented” the printing press The Guttenberg Bible
How did the printing press impact Europe? Literacy increased Knowledge and ideas spread Books were cheaper and easier to make Schools were built to teach children how to read and write

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The Renaissance

  • 1. Renaissance Age Period of Rebirth and Achievement
  • 2. When you hear the names Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello you should not just think of … They are the names of important people from the period called the Renaissance.
  • 3. I. What does Renaissance mean? REBIRTH
  • 4. II. Why does the Renaissance begin in Italy? Renaissance in Italy Rome was the center Roman History. Trade revived quickly Wealthy merchants became patrons to artists. Italy recovered quickly from the plague
  • 5. Lorenzo Medici Influential patron from wealthy business family supported many artists like Michelangelo Florence, Italy Patron - financial supporter Michelangelo lived in his palace and met other artists
  • 6. Humanism - emphasis on individual uniqueness and worth. Perspective was used by Renaissance artists to create dimension and depth. 1 point Perspective 2 Point Perspective IV. Important Terms
  • 7. Leonardo Da Vinci Artist, inventor, botanist
  • 8. Renaissance man Influenced many other artists. Dissected corpses to learn about the body (to paint realistically).
  • 9. He designed early versions of: Helicopter, Tank, Parachute, Hang Glider, Pedometer, Submarine and many other inventions. Helicopter Tank
  • 12. Michelangelo Painter, sculptor, architect, poet Started sculpting at age 14. Studied anatomy, dissected corpses
  • 13. FOR MORE INFO... Works: The Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel Fresco- painting on fresh plaster
  • 14. “ The Creation of Adam” The Sistine Chapel Michelangelo
  • 16. Ever seen these angels? Michelangelo painted them on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
  • 17. Pieta Moses By Michelangelo
  • 18. St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome The dome was designed by Michelangelo. Outside Inside Ideas were based on Roman and Greek architectural elements.
  • 19. D. Donatello -Sculptor (Not only a Ninja Turtle) David Made of bronze Michelangelo’s version
  • 20. FOR MORE INFO... Raphael - painter Blended Christian and classical styles “ The School of Athens”
  • 21. “ The Chess Game” “ Self Portrait” Sofonisba Anguissola- painter Bold, realistic portraits Court painter for Philip II of Spain
  • 22. VI. Writers Niccolo Machiavelli Observed kings at court Wrote The Prince- a “How To” book to get and keep power as a ruler Baldassare Castiglione Played music, studied lit. and history Wrote The Book of the Courtier - about how to act as a noble
  • 23. The Renaissance moves north 100 years after it began in Italy. Northern Europe recovered from the Plague more slowly. Northern Renaissance
  • 24. called the “German Leonardo.” Studied in Italy and spread ideas North engravings Prints paintings Albrecht Durer - Artist
  • 25. Hubert and Jan van Eyck- Flemish painters The Virgin of Chancellor Wedding Portrait developed oil paints and painted realistic scenes.
  • 26. Jan Van Eyck: Arnolfini Wedding Portrait
  • 27. The Peasant Wedding Peasant Dance Pieter Bruegel - artist influenced Flemish painters Used vibrant colors to paint peasant life.
  • 28. Peter Paul Rubens mixed realistic style with the classical themes.
  • 29. Erasmus - Dutch writer Humanist Wanted the Bible translated into the vernacular (every day language) and Church Reforms Wrote new edition of Bible in Greek and Latin
  • 30. Sir Thomas More- writer Wrote Utopia (book to describe ideal society) Wanted social and economic reforms No Private Property Education For All Justice is used to end crime
  • 31. William Shakespeare : Playwright Created 1700 new words wrote 37 players in 23 years Bedroom Lonely Generous Gloomy Heartsick Hurry Sneak Romeo and Juliet MacBeth Hamlet
  • 32. Miguel de Cervantes- Spanish writer Don Quixote (the book Man of La Mancha is based on) Wrote the first modern novel
  • 33. Johannes Guttenberg- German inventor Improved moveable type “ invented” the printing press The Guttenberg Bible
  • 34. How did the printing press impact Europe? Literacy increased Knowledge and ideas spread Books were cheaper and easier to make Schools were built to teach children how to read and write