WH2.2 Renaissance

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 p. 404 – 411
 When was the Renaissance?
 What did Europeans experience during the
Renaissance?
 Define humanism
 p. 412 - 414
 Who was Johannes Gutenberg?
 What was Christian humanism?
 Who was the most famous Christian humanist?
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Reading questions:
List 5 facts from each part of the video.
(2 parts)
The Renaissance
WHII.2b
New intellectual and artistic ideas that developed
during the Renaissance marked the beginning of
the modern world.
What were the artistic, literary, &intellectual ideas of the
Renaissance?
 R. Rebirth of Greek & Roman classic culture
 Classics – ideas of ancient Rome & Greece
 E. Established in Italian city-states
 Strategically located
 ALL trade between Asia,
Europe & Africa
 Merchants became very
wealthy – art patrons
 New banking practices
 Credit / checking accounts
 Why not carry cash?
 B. Birth of the “modern” world
 Less superstition
 Education, literature encouraged
 Sports, art, music important
 Study of history & science
 I. Italian Artists – Michelangelo & Leonardo Da Vinci
• painted ceiling of
• invented new style of
painting based on perspective
Sistine Chapel
•Sculpted David
•Called the “Renaissance
Man” (scientist, inventor, etc.)
 R. Renaissance spreads from Italy
Northern Europe
 How do ideas spread?
 Invention of the printing press by Gutenberg (1440)
 T. Theater – Shakespeare wrote plays & sonnets
 Shakespeare – best know English playwright
 Romeo & Juliet
 Macbeth
 Hamlet
 Other accomplishments in literature
 Machiavelli – The Prince
 Guidelines for obtaining & maintaining absolute power
 H. Humanism
 driving philosophy of the Renaissance
 Emphasis on the “secular world,” not “afterlife”
 Individual has importance
 Questioning spirit
 Drew inspiration from classical civilizations
 Greco-Roman
 Erasmus
 Dutch humanist
 Wrote The Praise of Folly
 Made fun of church practices
 Lifelike
 looked realistic; artists studied the body
 Perspective
 had depth; 3D
 Emotion
 revealed artist’s feelings
 Sometimes secular
 (non-religious)
Use the next few slides to complete your visual guide.
Sistine Chapel
Vatican City
Michelangelo
David
Michelangelo
La Pieta
Michelangelo
Man is the Measure
Leonardo Da Vinci
The Last Supper
Leonardo Da Vinci
Mona Lisa
Leonardo Da Vinci
Shakespearean Theater
The Praise of Folly
Erasmus
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