The years 1300 to 1600 saw an explosion of creativity in Europe.
a powerful family, that had much fortune in trade and banking.
Cosimo de' Medici
was the weathest European at the time. He virtually was dictator of florence.
focoused human potential and achievements
Lorenezo "il Magnifico"
ruled as a dictator yet kept up the appearance of having an elected goverment.
the basic spirit of Renaissance society
popes that spended huge amounts of money for art.
A book writen by Baldassare Castiglione that taught how to be a "universal man." or a "Renaissance men."
Alexander VI and the Borajas
one that was a patron of michelangelo and Raphel, he was also more intrested in war.
Leonardo da Vinci
was a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist he was also a true "Renaissance man,"
a painter, a sculptor, an architect, and a poet. He painted the sisitine chapel, he was also known as a true "Renaissance man"
In 1508, he was asked by Pope Julius II to work for him in Rome. he created a series of magnificent frescoes, and other paintings for the pope.
Was the first to scultpt the nude sense ancient times.
Dante wrote in his native language which was Italian
was one of the earliest and most influential humanists. He was also a great poet who wrote sonnets.
best known for the Decameron,a series of realistic, sometimes off-color stories.
a writer who wrote in vernacular
by Niccolo' Machiavelli, examines the imperfect conduct of human beings. The book explains how a ruler can gain power and keep it in spite of his enemines.
was the center of the Italian Renaissance from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century.
The distribution of light and shade in a painting or photo
"universal man." or a "Renaissance men."
A man who excelled in many fields
The subtle and minute gradation of tone and color used to blur or veil the contours of a form in painting