Renaissance Test Review

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The
Renaissance
(1350-1650)
2. Key features:
◊Rediscovery
of classical
Greek and
Roman
culture
◊Renewed interest in
secular (non-religious
— concerned with here
and now) and worldly
matters
◊Increased emphasis on
the uniqueness and
worth of the individual
3. Printing
Press—
invented
around 1440
by Johann
Gutenberg
4. The idea for
the printing
press was
culturally
diffused from China.
It decreased
the price of
books so
middle-class
people could
buy them
c. Encouraged people to learn
literacy and
books
the cost of
6. Donatello’s
famous work:
Statue of
David
Michelangelo’s
famous Works:
Statue
of
David
Ceiling of Sistine Chapel
Leonardo da
Vinci’s
famous work:
Mona
Lisa
Sofonisba
Anguissola’s
Famous
work:
King
Phillip II
of Spain
7. Renaissance Men
8. “Renaissance Man”
is well rounded/skilled in a
wide variety of areas
9. Humanism—
*study of Greek and
Roman culture
*focused on humans and
the world around them
*secular and worldly
*decreased power of
church
10. Italy was the center of
trade on the Med. Sea
Italy already had a rich
history of Greek and
Roman culture.
Italian city-states had
wealthy patrons whom
financially supported the
arts or a specific artist
11. Medici Family:
Florence—
wealthy and
powerful
family who
financially
supported the
-Lorenzo di Medici’s
arts
tomb by Michelangelo
12. Patrons financially
supported the arts or a
specific artist
13. Desiderius
Erasmus—
The Praise of
Folly —1509—
poked fun at
society,
including the
church
Thomas More:
Utopia—1515—
story about
imaginary
land inhabited
by peace loving
people
3. Niccolo
Machiavelli
—The
Princeadvises rulers
on how to
gain and
maintain
power
William
Shakespeare:
Romeo and
Juliet
and
Julius Caesar