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movement that started an explosion of creativity in art and writting, spreading from northern italy
Good sides of the Renaissance being in italy
thriving cities, wealthy merchant class, classical heritage of rome and greece
Lorenzo de Medici / Lorenzo the Magnificent
took over after cosimo's death, ruled as dictator but kept the appearance of having an elected government
Spirit of the Renaissance - living in the moment instead of always planning for the fututure
Patrons of the Arts
Church leaders that supported the spread of art financially + merchants & wealthy families making donations
Should be charming, knew classics, inspired arts but didnt create them, & had no influence in politics/no power
excercised power, born in ruling family of Ferrara, married ruler of Mantua - skilled in politics
Leonardo da Vinci
True 'Renaissance Man' - painter, sculptor, inventor, scientist. -> Mona lisa & The Last Supper
Young, looked up to older artists. Famous for use of perspective, & filling Pope Julius II's library with paintings
1st woman to gain international reputation - known for portraits of famous kings (for example, King Philip II of spain)
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