A Renaissance intellectual movement in which thinkers studied classical texts and focused on human potential and achievements.
a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence
The belief in material things instead of religious things. This was a shift away from Medieval thinking.
Italy's leading cultural center during Renaissance; important for trade and commerce;dominated by wealthy patrician class families (like the Medicis)
He was born, not made. Expected to have character, grace, and talent. Perform military and physical exercises
wealthy merhcants, bankers, and businessmen in Florence Italy during the Renaissance. Dominated society's social, economic, and political affairs.
townspeople, lower class, who had bought their freedom. No longer under the control of feudalism
An ancient culture that developed from blending of Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman cultures
The man who began the humanism movement and he believed that he was living the start of new era; "father" of the Renaissance
Renaissance studies that included learning a variety of skills to ensure society was made up of well-rounded individuals: debate, grammar, physical education (archery, etc), math, classical philosophy, etc.
A mechanical device for transferring text or graphics from a woodblock or type to paper using ink. Presses using movable type first appeared in Europe in about 1450.
Individual characters made of wood or metal that can be arranged to create a job for printing and then used over again. Designed by Johann Guttenberg.
In the Renaissance, texts started being prinetd in the everyday language of people in a region or country rather than just Latin (like medieval times)
back to concepts of Greek & Roman classics - marble, nude, accurate body (Ex: Michelangelo & Donatello)
An artistic principle developed in the Renaissance that allowed a painter to create a greater illusion that before. The principle is based on all horizontal lines going towards one or two points on the horizon or at eye level, while vertical lines remain vertical. This was based on the new idea of having a certain perspective with which one should view a painting.
the depiction of people, things, and events as they really are without idealization or exaggeration for effect
depth and proportion
artsist began painting three-dimensional subjects with realistic measurements and size.
was sculptor, painter, achitect, inventor, and mathmatician. considered well-rounded universal person.
This was an artist who led the way for Renaissance masters from his David sculpture and his painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling
a period of painting that flourished in northern europe after the Italian Renaissance. Paintings were often of individuals in interiors.
a cultural center made famous by Michelangelo and other Italian painters during the Renaissance period.