The Renaissance is said to have begun in areas which had the highest relative levels of political stability

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  • (Botticelli, Sandro The Temptation of Christ)

The Renaissance is said to have begun in areas which had the highest relative levels of political stability.

  • Giotto, The Lamentation
  • The Renaissance is said to have begun in areas which had the highest relative levels of political stability.
  • Art started and became more alive during the Renaissance. (art history)
  • People of the renaissance used art to show their joy in human beauty and life’s pleasures.
  • Artists painted and sculpted biblical scenes along with daily life. (Bulliet, 367)
  • Artists studied many different perspectives and ways of looking at objects in detail.


  • Renaissance paintings are said to be very detailed and in-depth. (Mr. Dowling)
  • Compared to the medieval era, Renaissance paintings showed amazing levels of realism.
  • Artists could make 2-D images look 3-D.
  • To increase the quality of their paintings, artists would use better paints and technology and the use of light and shadows. (Armstrong, 178)
  • Giotto was the first painter to use this new style.
    • His paintings showed emotion and perspective.
    • The Renaissance art would be built off of Giotto's style. (Bulliet, 367)
  • Raphael, The Betrothal of the Virgin.

There were four time periods during the Renaissance.

  • There were four time periods during the Renaissance.
    • The pre-Renaissance- Medieval art
    • The early Renaissance- 15th century Italian art
    • The high Renaissance- 16th century Italian art
    • The Renaissance in Northern Europe- European art (art history)
  • Titian, Supper at Emmaus

Some of the most poplar artists of the Renaissance were:

  • Some of the most poplar artists of the Renaissance were:
    • Leonardo de Vinci- astronomer, sculptor, geologist, mathematician, botanist, animal behaviorist, inventor, engineer, architect and even a musician
    • Michelangelo Buonarroti- painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer
    • Raphael Sanzio - painter and architect
    • Jan Van Eyck - painter (Armstrong, 178)
    • Botticelli (15th century)- painter
    • Giovanni Bellini (15th century)- painter
  • Sistine Chapel


  • Sculptures recaptured the Roman style of showing the form of the body and facial emotions.
  • The most common characteristics of the Gothic period were:
    • Cathedrals
  • Romanesque style:
    • Stone sculptures
  • Popular Renaissance Sculptors:
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  • David, Donatello
  • Lorenzo
  • Michelangelo


  • Architecture
  • Many architects of the time began to design buildings to fit this new era.
  • Many ideas came from the Greeks and Romans.
  • Unlike the Greeks and Romans they used bricks.
  • Renaissance architecture started in Florence.
  • One of the most famous architects was Filippo Brunellesch.
  • Famous characteristics of Renaissance architecture was the dome. (thinkquest)
    • For example the:
      • Duomo (Florence)
      • St.Peter’s Cathedral (Rome)

There were 2 main styles of Architecture:

  • There were 2 main styles of Architecture:
    • Romanesque-thick walls, small windows, and square buildings
    • Gothic- tall, slender spires, large stained-glass windows: ornate carvings: flying buttresses
  • The change from the Gothic time to Romanesque is characterized by a combination of religion, philosophy and art.
  • Romanesque-combination of Roman and Byzantine structures
  • Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci
  • Birth of Venus, Botticelli
  • Correggio

Questions #1

  • Flying Buttresses and slender spires are characteristics of what kind of architecture?
  • Gothic
  • Romanesque
  • modern
  • Moorish
  • Art Nouveau


  • Why did Pope Julius II assign Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling in 1508?
    • To allow people of the city to be able to enjoy Michelangelo's work.
    • He wanted to have some where to go to look at such amazing work.
    • To add luster to his name and to supersede anything Pope Alexander VI had accomplished.
    • To show everyone how talented and skilled Michelangelo was.
    • He wanted to put Michelangelo to the test and see if he could actually complete the job successfully.
  • Sistine Chapel


  • Who is believed to have been the inventor of oil paints?
  • Raphael Sanzio
  • Botticelli
  • Giovanni Bellini
  • Michelangelo
  • Jan Van Eyck


  • Book:
  • Bulliet, Richard W., Pamela Kyle Crossley, Daniel R. Headrick, Steven W. Hirsch, Lyman L. Johnson, and David Northrup. The Earth And Its Peoples A Global History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005
  • Website:
  • "10 Cool Concepts from the Tokyo Auto Show - Photo Essays - TIME." Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - Web. 21 Oct. 2009. .
  • Dowling, Mike. "Renaissance Art." Browse the World at Mike Dowling, 5 Jan. 2009. Web. 21 Oct. 2009. .
  • Esaak, Shelley. "Art History 101 - The Renaissance (An Overview)." Art History Resources for Students, Enthusiasts, Artists and Educators - Artist Biographies - Art Timelines - Images and Picture Galleries. Web. 21 Oct. 2009. .
  • "Renaissance Artists." Yukon Education Student Network - Home. Web. 21 Oct. 2009. .
  • "BELLINI." Yukon Education Student Network - Home. Web. 04 Nov. 2009. .
  • "Leonardo Da Vinci, The Man & the Inventor." Loadstar's Lair: Support for students, teachers and researchers seeking information on specific environmental, historic and art-related topics. High resolution images of the endangered tiger and the works of Leonardo da Vinci. Web. 04 Nov. 2009. .

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