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Renaissance Power Point

  1. 1. The Renaissance -What was it? -Italian vs. Northern -Artwork, etc.
  2. 2. What was the Renaissance? <ul><li>A period after the Middle Ages. </li></ul><ul><li>The start of the “modern world” </li></ul><ul><li>New interest in old stuff, like Greece & Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in thought about art, religion, literature, education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where did the renaissance Start? <ul><li>Began in Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Later spread north to Germany and England </li></ul><ul><li>What was the difference between the Northern and Italian Renaissance…? </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Italian Renaissance <ul><li>They were interested in human achievement (instead of religious or spiritual achievement) </li></ul><ul><li>The figures in their artwork looked like Greek or Roman gods, i.e. perfect </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Northern Renaissance <ul><li>They were interested in the early Christian period. </li></ul><ul><li>The figures in their artwork were more realistic. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Both Northern & Italian Renaissance <ul><li>Interested in Greek & Roman culture (“the classics”) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of perspective in paintings </li></ul><ul><li>Believed in humanism </li></ul><ul><li>Used critical method of study </li></ul>
  7. 8. What’s Humanism? <ul><li>Hint: What word is inside the word? </li></ul><ul><li>Idea started in the Renaissance that people have value, worth. </li></ul><ul><li>MA: Only God can do good </li></ul><ul><li>Ren: Humans can do good </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal arts education (still here today) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Medieval Art vs. Renaissance Art
  9. 10. <ul><li>No perspective </li></ul><ul><li>No proportion </li></ul><ul><li>Little kid drawings? </li></ul>Middle Ages
  10. 11. <ul><li>Many religious themes. </li></ul><ul><li>Shows how central religion was. </li></ul>
  11. 14. Renaissance <ul><li>Everyday scenes. </li></ul><ul><li>More realistic. </li></ul>