Western Europe . The Renaissance. What was the Renaissance?. A “Rebirth” of interest in learning and art Start of the “Humanist” movement The use of perspective Leaders called Humanists. Why did the Renaissance need to take place?. Fall of Rome - 476 AD
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Ruins of Ancient Rome were a constant reminder of past gloryWhy did it begin in Italy?
From this vantage point, though, visitors can look for the chip on Moses' knee which was, according to one story, the result of Michelangelo's hurling his chisel at the statue. The artist, in awe of the life-like qualities that emerged from the marble as he worked, is said to have thrown the chisel and screamed at the statue, "Perché non parli? (Why don't you talk?)"
Invention of the printing press allowed
Ideas to move freely across Europe
First printed version of the Bible.
Gutenberg could eventually print 300 pages per day. Within 50 years, there were more than 1,000 printing shops in Europe.