10 terms

Humanities, Chap 11 The Early Renaissance

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chanson
french for song and referring to a French secular polyphonic work, which was generally set to courtly love poems written in one of several fix text forms
motet
an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics, Polyphonic choral work set to a sacred Latin text other than that of the mass; one of two main forms of sacred Renaissance music.
signori
Lords of Italian cities. As the Italian communes of the 13th century became increasingly fractiious, regional nobles saw this friction as politically advantageous and offered to become the lords of the cities. Their accession to power was often accomplished peacefully, as most communes were willing to accept repression for a lasting peace.
cimabue
One of first artists to break away from Italio-Byzantine style
giotto
An artist who led the way into realism; his treatment of the human body and face replaced the formal stiffness and artificiality that had long characterized the representation of the human body
MASACCIO
The ranaissance artist who led the way in establishing a new style of employing deep space, modeling , and anatomical correctness.
pius II
pope remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)
nicholas v
brought his love for humanistic movement to the papacy during the Renaissance
sixtus IV
Used Nepotism to promote his own family in the church
innocent III
Italian who reigned as pope from 1198 to 1216. He helped to combat the rise of heresy and restore the badly damaged political fortunes of the papacy. He also helped to develop canon law, the law of the church.