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Arts and Humanities
History of Europe
Terms in this set (28)
German man credited with the invention of moveable type in the mid-1400s.
Priest and Christian humanist philosopher who wrote about the need for a simple Christian life without rituals and politics of the church.
English humanist who wrote Utopia, a book that told about a perfect but nonexistent society based on reason.
Sir Thomas More
English playwright and poet; author of famous works like Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet.
Italian-born women who wrote the first important work focusing on the role women played in society.
Christine de Pisan
German artist who visited Italy in the late 1400s, leaning techniques of realism and perspective , influencing later German Renaissance artists.
Flemish painter who focused on landscapes and everyday life.
Jan van Eyck
An era of renewed interest ad remarkable developments in art, literature, science, and learning in Europe beginning in Italy in the 1300s.
Having a worldly rather than a spiritual focus
Movement that focused on the study of worldly subjects and on HUMAN potential and achievements.
Italian aristocrat who wrote "The Courtier", which became a handbook for how to succeed in society.
- Italian political philosopher and statesman
- He wrote "The Prince"
- He advised rulers to separate morals from politics (do whatever you can to stay in power)
- The end would justify the means
- He was from and ruler of Florence who was an important patron of arts and learning.
- He as known as Lorenzo the magnificent and was on postage stamps.
Lorenzo de Medici
Renaissance man who became famous as a painter, architect, inventor, and engineer; painter of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
- Ultimate Renaissance Man
- Studied anatomy, was very smart
Leonardo da Vinci
- Famous painter of both classical and religious subjects and accomplished architect.
- Most famous painting: Schools of Athens
- Also famous for painting of Madonna (Mother of Jesus)
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