Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance Essay

Submitted By englishgeorge
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1. Using a dictionary or your computer.
Find the meanings for the following terms: The Renaissance: The word Renaissance mean rebirth and it refers to the revival of the Classical Greek and Roman civilization. Sfumato: The meaning in Italian means smoked and it refers to the gentle blurring Leonardo Da Vinci used at the edge shapes and objects.
Humanism: It means the realism and the felling that the humans at the centre of the world.
Classical art: It means the sculpture and architecture of the Greek and the Romans
Patrons: It means supporter
Realism: It means the representation of reality and nature
Idealised: It means perfected Secular: It means to be interested in the world than religion. Commission: It means the hiring and payment for the creation of a piece of art

2. Using the handout, posted on eworkspace, answer the following questions in full sentences: a) What were the artists of the Renaissance interested in?
They were interested in representing reality and nature. b) Who were the main patrons of art before the Renaissance? How did this effect the art produced?
Before the Renaissances, the church was the main patron and that made the artwork so religious. c) Who became the patrons in the Renaissance? How did this effect the artwork produced?
Rulers and merchants became patrons during the Renaissance and that made more and more people able to become patrons. d) How did Renaissance artists learn more about representing the human figure realistically?
They studied the nature and the human body to represent human figure realistically. e) What was the aim of the Renaissance painters? What are some of the techniques they used to achieve this?
Their main was to create an illusion of reality and some of the techniques they used were making the proportion more accurate using light and colour to make the art look 3D. f) When was Da Vinci born? When did he die?
He was born at 1452 and he died at 1519. g) What is the Italian word for the 15th century?