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Lorenzo de Medici
During his rule, his city became the most influential city of the Renaissance movement
Known as the Father of Humanism
Wrote the Courtier (Rules for Proper Conduct)
Wrote The Prince
Wrote The Praise of Folly
Miguel de Cervantes
Wrote Don Quixote
Considered the greatest playwright of all time
Giotto di Bondone
Often called the Father of Renaissance Painting
Known for his shading technique that added a 3D aspect
He depicted forms with bold line and gave clarity and sense of activity to his characters to give them a sense of movement
Leonardo da Vinci
Best example of the so-called Renaissance man
Idealized motherhood in his paintings of sweet-faced Madonnas
Sculpted the Pietà
Prolific painter known for his use of color and especially remembered for his portraits
His work exhibits a dramatic excitement full of excitement tension and action
Sometimes called the "Leonardo of the North"
He is considered the finest portrait painter of the Northern Renaissance
Jan van Eyck
He was one of the first to use oil paints, a medium that allowed him to achieve greater realism in his painting
He is best remembered for his genre painting, a type of painting that depicts scenes of everyday life
The artist who won the contest for decorating the huge doors of the Florence Baptistery
Defeated Ghiberti in a competition to design and construct a dome for the cathedral of Florence
Martin Luther said of him, "He is the master of notes."
Was hailed as the Prince of Music in his day