Chapter 12 Section 1. Objectives:. Describe the beginning of the Renaissance Identify prominent Italian Renaissance families Evaluate the development of Milan, Venice, and Florence. The Italian Renaissance. The word renaissance means rebirth. Renaissance Italy was a largely urban society.
Baldassare Castiglione by Raphael, c. 1516 for himself the favor and mind of the prince whom he serves that he may be able to tell him, and always will tell him, the truth about everything he needs to know, without fear or risk of displeasing him; and that when he sees the mind of his prince inclined to a wrong action, he may dare to oppose him… so as to dissuade him of every evil intent and bring him to the path of virtue”-
“Employ in everything a certain casualness which conceals art and creates the impression that what is done and said is accomplished without effort and without its being thought about. It is from this, in my opinion, that grace largely derives."