The Renaissance was a cultural movement during the 14th and 17th centuries. It began in Italy and eventually spread through the rest of Europe. The literal translation from French to English is “rebirth”. Historians consider the renaissance the beginning of modern history. The ideas were exchanged between different groups. New inventions helped spread learning during this time. The Renaissance witnessed the emergence of many distinctive personalities. The art stressed personality, uniqueness, genius, and the full development of ones capabilities and talents. The art of the renaissance compared to medieval art. The art was characterized by classical balance, harmony, and restraint. In the early 15th century art remained overwhelmingly religiously in nature. Later 15th century art became more secular and included a greater amount of Greco- Roman themes. In the later 15th century, more secular art did not completely eliminate religious topics. The Renaissance glorification of the human body revealed the secular spirit of the age. Renaissance portraits began to mirror reality as realism began to dominate. The individual portrait began to emerge as a new distinct artistic genre. During the renaissance the status of the artist improved greatly. They did not produce unsolicited works, but rather only worked for a patron. Many of the era’s artists were able to achieve great wealth as they were respected, rewarded, and distinguished. The artist did not do their artwork to become famous unlike modern day artists. The church was one of the largest patrons of the arts. Patrons could be wealthy individuals or groups such as guilds or religious institutions. From 1050 to 1300, there was great economic and commercial growth in Europe and the continent. There was a great population growth during this time. Urban Centers are the driving force of the 11th century commercial growth. Trade and cultural diffusion were as a result of the crusades. Wealth allowed greater material pleasure and leisure time to appreciate and patronize the arts. The northern Italian city-states were
The Transformation of Western Civilization:
Section I: Foundations of Western Civilizations (Late Medieval Period)
A. Late Medieval Period
● The roots of some modern political tenets are found in the late medieval period
● Late medieval economic developments changed the class structure of Europe and led to a more modern
● The breakdown of the Catholic Church, and other late medieval disasters (plague, little ice age, etc.) began to…
To whom it my concern,
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Lesson 28 The Renaissance Begins
Lesson 29 Florence: The Cradle of the Renaissance
Lesson 30 Leading Figures of the Renaissance
Lesson 31 The Reformation Begins
Lesson 32 The Spread and Impact of the Reformation
Geography Challenge 7
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The Renaissance marked the transition from the Middle Ages to a more forward-thinking age inspired by a re-interest in the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. An important time to look at is the Proto-Renaissance era, which highlights the specific transition of style into the 15th century Italian Renaissance. Three factors contributing to the success of this transition were, where it began, the artistic innovations contributed by artists, and the influence of humanism.
Most scholars would…
Martin Kemp. Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design .
Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design by Martin Kemp
Review by: Francesca Fiorani
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Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Renaissance Society of America
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CHAPTER II. OFS REVIEW SHEET
Answer the following questions utilizing Chapter II. in the text, chapter II. outlines, and Chapter II. resources provided in class.
1. What is secularism?
2. What is humanism?
3. What is individualism?
4. What were the disasters that occurred during the 14th century?
5. What was a consequence of the Hundred Years War?
6. What was a cause of the Babylonian Captivity?
7. What were some events…
PHILOSOPHY MID-TERM EXAM REVIEW
* “Blank slate”
* When we are born, we are blank – there is no preconceived ideas and through our experiences we are imprinted on
Cogito Ergo Sum
* “I think, therefore I am”
* “New Organism”
* Bacon hopes that empirical investigation will, similarly, smash the old scientific ideas and lead to greater understanding of the world and heavens.
* FRANCIS BACON
Art Review #1
Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus was created by renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. He Created Birth of Venus in 1486. The painting was created using a canvas. The Birth of Venus is displayed at Galleria degli Uffizi which is located in Italy. I viewed this artwork online which could be found on http://www.uffizi.org/artworks/the-birth-of-venus-by-sandro-botticelli/. The height of the painting is 172.50 centimeters by 278.50 length no frame.…
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How Did the Renaissance
Change Man's View of Man?
Overview: The word "renai ssance" means "rebirth" or "revival." In world history, the Renaissance
is used to describe a period in Europe that began around the year 1400 and lasted until about 1700.
Thanks in large part to the scientific and cultural advances made during this time , people saw them
selves in a new way. The impact of the Renaiss ance was powerful and has endured for centuries.…
your students to the Harlem Renaissance poet Langston
Hughes and his immortal poem “A Dream Deferred.”
MAIN Skills and TEACHING OBJECTIVES
This lesson will help your students:
nalyze a poem
• Improve visual literacy by examining the life of a
BACKGROUND INFORMATION (10 minutes)
Have students look at the photo and headlines on page 17.
How many of them have heard of Langston Hughes? What
was the Harlem Renaissance? To provide background,
read aloud the…