The Renaissance c. 1350-1600
Transcript The Renaissance c. 1350-1600
A Time of Rebirth
came after the
Renaissance is a
French word that
It was a time of
in Ancient Greek
and Roman “stuff.”
began in Florence,
Italy. From there it
spread north to the rest
interested in Ancient
Rome-Italy was home
Many Italian citystates had money.
promoted education &
it is like an outdoor
The most important
family was the
were the Hilton’s,
Gates’ &, Trump’s, of
The de’Medici family was not only rich but
powerful—they even controlled the
government! Imagine Paris Hilton running
the White House???!!!
The most famous de’Medici’s were
Cosimo and his grandson “Lorenzo the
They were patrons or supporters of the
Lorenzo & Cosimo de’Medici
This is inside of the de’Medici’s
house—not too shabby!!!
Education & Humanism
turned to science
The main areas of
Greek, & Latin.
Viva the Arts
Many famous artists came from the
Renaissance! In fact ALL of the Ninja
Painted the Mona Lisa & The Last Supper.
Discovered how bones & muscles worked.
Drew plans for early flying machines &
Interested in science, engineering, music, architecture,
etc. This was way ahead of his time. He was the True
Works of da Vinci
Donatello was a famous sculptor.
His sculptures were very lifelike.
Best known for religious art.
…and last but not least-Michelangelo
• He was a lot like da Vinci.
• His most famous works are the ceiling of the
Sistine Chapel in Rome, The dome of St.
Peter’s Cathedral in the Vatican, The David,
and The Pietá which is in the Vatican.
• Michelangelo was a genius but was also a bit of
a playboy & a heavy drinker.
some his eyesight
painting this because
the paint dripped into
St. Peter’s—Vatican City
The David—known for being
The Pietá -This is in the church
where the pope was just buried
The Pietá is
A sculpture with
Swiss Guard uniforms
Michelangelo also designed the uniforms
for the pope’s guards. They still wear
Other famous Renaissance figures
Niccolò Macchiavelli- a writer who believed
rulers must do whatever necessary to
control the people—even if he was a
Hitler-like person. He wrote a book about
it called The Prince.
His theory was that
it was better to be feared
Filippo Brunelleschi-He designed the dome
of the cathedral in Florence.
Europe was on the brink of MAJOR
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